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Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. Read More»

Blood drive is Aug. 4

Billy Jones appeared happy to be a donor at the last Senoia Area Blood Drive that was held May 5 at the Senoia Methodist Church. Photo/Special.

Even though walls are being built around the Gin Property in Senoia in preparation for the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead” TV show, at the Senoia United Methodist Church, barriers will not be a factor when the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club work together to sponsor the Senoia Area Blood Drive on Aug. 4. Read More»

Senoia arrests man, 18, for child molestation

An 18-year-old Senoia man faces child molestation charges for actions committed in 2010 and 2011 when he was a juvenile.

The man was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole, adding that the man’s name is not being released because the crime was committed while he was a juvenile.

Ercole said the man was arrested on July 9 after an investigation conducted by the Senoia Police Dept. that spanned a five-month period. Read More»

More than 30K Georgians employed by film, TV work

Ga. Film, Music and Entertainment Office representative Craig Dominey spoke July 14 to a meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club. Photo/Special.

Members of the Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette on July 14 were given a wide-ranging update on Georgia’s film industry by Georgia Film, Music and Entertainment Office Senior Location Specialist Craig Dominey.

Dominey said that “Georgia has production incentives up to a 30 percent tax credit, state of the art infrastructures, highly skilled workforce, diverse shooting locations and direct flights through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.”

Dominey said Georgia now has eight film and television studio facilities. Read More»

Senoia homes to be walled in for ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC promotional photo for 'The Walking Dead.’

It might look like the Great Wall of Senoia, but the 15-foot temporary wall to be constructed on the Gin Property in the fall will actually serve as a contained set for AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The July 7 request to construct a temporary 15-foot wall around portions of the Gin Property just south of the downtown retail district received unanimous approval from the Senoia City Council. Read More»

Slinging songs in Senoia

Slinging songs in Senoia

There was no practical way to estimate the large mass of people attending the 2014 Senoia Social held July 5. The large stage was set up on the south side of Main Street again this year to accommodate the bands that played all afternoon and into the evening. The Senoia Social is a fundraiser for Camp Southern Ground. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia nabs identity thief

Senoia police investigators responding to an incident involving debit card information stolen from a Senoia victim arrested a Stone Mountain man who admitted using stolen information from multiple victims to open debit and credit card accounts.

Kwame Gordon, 34, was charged on June 17 with one count of identity theft, said Senoia Inv. Jason Ercole, adding that additional charges and arrests are expected. Read More»

Backpack Buddies provide a helpful hand this summer

Zariyah Maynard plays with bubbles while participating in the Summer F.U.N. program at Seavy Street Park in Senoia/ Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By Bonnie Hester
Intern for The Citizen

The nonprofit organization Backpack Buddies has kicked off the third year of its summer program, “Summer F.U.N. Coweta,” which provides at-risk children in Senoia with meals and recreation during the summer months.

The program, which takes place at the Freeman Sasser Building at Seavy Street Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, began on June 2 and will continue through the last week of July. Read More»

Senoia to de-zombify downtown medians

An upcoming project that will bring a new look to the median along Main Street in downtown Senoia will begin after the July 4 weekend and take approximately two weeks to complete.

Initially approved for bid by the Senoia City Council April 7, the $21,620 project bid by the Aabby Group received unanimous approval at the May 19 meeting. Read More»

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