Winpak expansion approved by Coweta County

The Coweta County Development Authority (CCDA) on Nov. 13 approved a $31.3 million bond resolution to support an expansion at Winpak Films in Senoia. Funds from the revenue bond will be used for current and near-term equipment purchases. Read More»

Senoia ready to celebrate the holidays

Get into the holiday season with two special December events in Historic Senoia. “Light Up Senoia” kicks off the celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a festive parade through downtown. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. “Light Up Senoia” will include decorated floats, live music and entertainment. Charlie Filkins and Scott Sargeant, “The Car Guys,” will emcee the event.

For the kids, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, along with pony rides, Santa’s Workshop, and the lighting of the big tree at Main Street Square near the gazebo. The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m. Read More»

Senoia approves charter change, term limits

The Nov. 5 vote by the Senoia City Council to change the city charter to officially diminish the mayor’s power and to impose term limits on elected officials was unanimous. The charter is expected to be adopted in 2013 by the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»

Salsberry-McNichols engagement

Sean Michael McNichols engaged to Sarah Elizabeth Salsberry

Mr. and Mrs. Tim McNichols of Senoia, Ga. announce the engagement of their son, Sean Michael McNichols to Sarah Elizabeth Salsberry, daughter of Dave and Jennifer Salsberry of Ft Worth, Texas.

The bride to be is the granddaughter of Ms. Phyllis Meeks of Paden City, West Va., and the late Mr and Mrs. Richard Salsberry of Wellsville Ohio.

Miss Salsberry is a 2009 graduate of Bridgeport High School, and is currently completing her last semester of Nursing School at Liberty University, Lynchburg Va. She is expected to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a pinning ceremony. Read More»

Senoia to hold hearing on charter change

Those attending the Nov. 5 meeting of the Senoia City Council will see contemporary history in the making. The meeting will feature a public hearing on changing the city charter to a form of government designed to limit the power of the mayor. A part of the charter change will include the imposition of term limits for the mayor and council. The council on Oct. 3 reached a consensus to hold a public hearing on the charter change that would result in the “council-manager” form of government. Read More»

Waller will lead worship at Legacy tonight; discuss hosting program

Christian music artist John Waller of Coweta County will tell his family’s story of the recent adoption of two children from Ukraine and will lead worship at Legacy Christian Church on Rockaway Road in Senoia on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Waller’s story also will detail the activities of Project One Forty Three, a non-profit organization that advocates for older orphans from Ukraine and Latvia through a hosting program that brings children to the U.S. to be hosted in homes of families who care for them and give them the love of a family for four to five weeks. Read More»

Payton Silvers will perform at Senoia UMC October 28

Payton Silvers

Senoia United Methodist Church will welcome Payton Silvers as the guest soloist on Oct. 28 at the 10:55 a.m. morning worship service.

Silvers is a Southern Gospel tenor singer from Kingston who has been singing since the age of eight. He is a sergeant with the Bartow County Fire Dept.

He has attended the Steve Hurst School of Music at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., for the past four years, working alongside some of the best singers and musicians in Southern Gospel music. Read More»

Senoia schedules public hearing on city charter changes

Senoia citizens interested in hearing more about a potential change to the current form of city government should attend a Nov. 5 public hearing to learn the specifics about transitioning to a form designed to limit the power of the mayor. Included in the proposed charter change is a proposal that would impose term limits on the city’s elected officials. The proposed changes came after a consensus agreement reached at the Oct. 3 work session. Read More»

Zombie brides like regular food too

Zombie brides like regular food too

Who says zombies can’t enjoy a regular meal? And that’s exactly what Fayetteville zombie wedding couple Kris Gilmore and Emily Holland did Oct. 13 at the Zombie Wedding Bash in Haralson, sponsored by The Funky Shack Art Studio and owners Dawn Hunt and Jennifer Yarbrough. The first-time event was held in celebration of the third season of “The Walking Dead” being filmed in Haralson and nearby Senoia. The event was a fundraiser for country music artist Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground for disabled children that will be located in Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Myths, facts about charter schools for Fayette, Coweta

Here are some myths and facts about charter schools:

Myth: Charter schools do not accept children with special needs.

It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re in Atlanta or farther south — people with titles have perpetuated the myth that charter schools do not accept children with special needs.

Fact: My special needs child is enrolled in a charter school.

Myth busted. Read More»

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