Senoia

Senoia balks at county's terms

The Senoia City Council decided on Sept. 6 not to agree with the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority's terms regarding the annexation of Morgan Farms into Senoia.

According to Senoia city manager Richard Ferry, Coweta County Water and Sewer proposed that, instead of the city internally metering the subdivision and billing the residents, the water and sewer desires to be the water authority and bill the residents. Read More»

A rolling history lesson

A rolling history lesson

The weather was perfect for the Senoia Area Historical Society Bike Tour that showed off some of the city’s historic homes and buildings. Bonnie Bobbit (standing at left) prior to the event gave cyclists an overview of the tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia car show draws a record crowd

The cars are  standing at attention with their hoods up along both sides of Senoia's Main Street, stretching all the way from Senoia Coffee Company to Katie Lou’s Barbeque, and  even more branched off through side streets, cascading through the whole of downtown Senoia. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Over 300 classic cars 1988 and older wrapped around downtown Senoia on Sept. 27 for the 10th annual Senoia car show.

Suzanne Helfman, chairman of the downtown development authority, said there were more cars than space available, and she had to turn some cars away during the registration hour earlier that morning.

“[The show] went great,” she said. “We had such a huge turnout and didn’t have enough room for all the cars.”
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Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia

Mr. Cody Wayne Phillips of Senoia passed away September 21, 2014. Read More»

Senoia waives its meter fee

The Senoia council decided to waive a $2,200 water meter fee in order to help local subdivision Twin Lakes complete improvements on its entrance.

Senoia councilman Chuck Eichorst said the council has not waived a fee like this in the past.

“The fear here is setting a precedent, but my feeling is you have to look at each individual circumstance that is involved,” Eichorst said. Read More»

John Talley welcomed as FBCS’s new senior pastor

Members of First Baptist Church of Senoia recently welcomed their new senior pastor, Dr. John Talley, a native of Columbus, Ga. and a graduate of Columbus State University.

Talley has a major in English literature and minor in communications. He continued his education earning both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Talley has been married to his wife, Mallie, for 26 years. She is a graduate of Mercer University and is an orthopedic nurse. Read More»

Big changes are coming to historic street

Senoia's downtown Seavy Street will be undergoing construction soon. According to city manager Richard Ferry, rainfall has been causing standing water, small floods and slow drainage along the road.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council chose the second of two plans drawn up by engineer firm Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE). The new plan essentially entails lowering the middle of the road and curbing the drainage into drop inlets in the center, instead of letting the water pool along the sides of the street. Read More»

Senoia expands city area

The annexation of 36 acres along Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was met with no objection by the Coweta County Commission at the Sept. 4 meeting.

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High honor

High honor

Mayor of Senoia Larry Owens presented the International Institute of Municipal Clerks’ designation of Certified Municipal Clerk to Debby Volk, City Clerk of Senoia. Debby previously received her Georgia Certification for Municipal Clerks from the University of Georgia in September 2007, and completed her courses for her Masters in the same field of study earlier this month. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Senoia looks to increase water supply

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

Senoia council members approved plans at their meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the future of the water system, a $30,000 project.

Though more expensive than expected, city manager Richard Ferry said the price is reasonable compared with the work the city needs to complete.

Increasing water supply is a topic the council has mulled over for years, and the need for action has grown. Read More»