Senoia

Enjoying a ‘Winter Wonderland’

Enjoying a ‘Winter Wonderland’

The Freeman Sasser building in Senoia was packed Feb. 1 when students of the Coweta Charter Academy were joined by their parents for the school’s first Winter Wonderland Ball. The highlight of the evening came when moms danced with their sons and dads danced with their daughters. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia purchases land for new ball fields

The idea of establishing new ball fields in Senoia is something that has been on the minds of city council members for more than a year. And the time to make their move came Feb. 4 when council members voted unanimously to purchase nearly 63 acres on Ga. Highway 16 as a future recreation facility.

The 62.8-acre property, located across Hwy. 16 from the Coweta Charter Academy, was part of a 268-acre site slated for development as a conservation subdivision. The purchase came with a price tag of $376,800. Read More»

Eye on the ball for Cupid Chase

Eye on the ball for Cupid Chase

Colorful clowns were just part of the excitement Saturday morning in Senoia as a few hundred participants turned out in frigid temperatures for the Cupid Chase, a 5K run and 1-mile walk fundraiser for the Citizens United in Research for Epilepsy (CURE). The event was organized by Mikki Lewis, whose daughter Hadley was diagnosed with epilepsy while in kindergarten in 2008. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Robert Beasley of Senoia

Mr. Robert Beasley of Senoia, Ga. passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was a World War II Veteran and a Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by two sons, Jonathan Beasley and Karl Beasley; two grandchildren, Hanna and Alison Beasley and two brothers, Grady and Ike Beasley.

There will be a Graveside Service for Mr. Robert Beasley on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Georgia National Cemetery located in Canton, Georgia. Read More»

Blood drive in Senoia Monday

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area on Monday, Feb. 4. The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. The hours of the drive will be from 1-6 p.m.  Read More»

Senoia nurse appointed to Ga. Nursing Board

Senoia resident and Piedmont Healthcare executive Lisa Hedenstrom stands with Governor Nathan Deal. Photo/Special.

Senoia resident and Piedmont Healthcare executive Lisa Hedenstrom has been appointed to the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Board by Governor Nathan Deal.

“I’m honored to have been selected to serve on the Georgia LPN Board,” said Hedenstrom. “I am committed to providing the state of Georgia the most qualified nurses available to ensure the best healthcare for our citizens.” Read More»

Senoia qualifying dates set

It was an otherwise short agenda item approved with little fanfare at Monday night’s meeting of the Senoia City Council. But the approval of the qualifying dates for municipal elections later this year could result in increased interest since Mayor Robert Belisle has announced he will not seek reelection.

Belisle’s term will expire at the end of the year, as will those of Councilman Jeff Fisher and Councilman Larry Owens. Senoia uses the at-large method of electing council members. Read More»

Run-walk event in Senoia aimed at epilepsy

A 5K race and 1 mile walk will be held in Senoia Feb. 2 to help raise funds for epilepsy research.

The Cupid Chase is chaired by local resident Mikki Lewis, whose daughter Hadley was diagnosed with epilepsy after her first grand mal seizure while in kindergarten in 2008. Since then, Hadley was diagnosed with other related problems including dyslexia, delayed fine motor skills and other issues. Read More»

Senoia holds firm on development fees

The agenda for the year’s first meeting of the Senoia City Council held Jan. 7 was relatively light. But considering that the city has not seen staggering effects from the ongoing recession, the vote to maintain the variety of fees charged for development could be beneficial for any new business prospects.

As for keeping the fee schedule as it was last year, City Manager Richard Ferry said the city saw no need to re-examine the fee structure. Read More»

Senoia sets qualifying fees for mayor, council

The political landscape in Senoia could be up for a change later this year. The City Council on Jan. 7 announced qualifying fees for mayor and the two council seats up for election in November.

Mayor Robert Belisle’s term will expire at the end of the year, as will those of Councilman Jeff Fisher and Councilman Larry Owens. Senoia uses the at-large method of electing council members.

The qualifying fee for mayor is $360 while the qualifying fee for council positions is $90.