Senoia

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»

Coweta’s John Waller will lead worship at Legacy Oct. 24, discuss local children’s hosting program

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

Payton Silvers will perform at Senoia UMC October 28

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 the north Georgia town of 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 Council to limit mayor’s power, set term limits

After an Oct. 3 discussion among members of the Senoia City Council, it turns out that the consensus of the group is to move forward with the steps necessary to transition from a strong mayor-council form of government to a council-manager form and to institute term limits for the mayor and council members. Read More»

Senoia to meet on change in charter, sewer rates

The Senoia City Council will hold a workshop on Oct. 3 to discuss items that include a change in the city’s charter and a potential hike in sewer rates.

The charter change topic was included in the workshop because the council wanted to discuss the potential for changing the city charter from the current Strong Mayor-Council form of government to the Council-Manager form.

Most municipalities in Georgia utilize the Strong Mayor-Council, Weak Mayor-Council or Council-Manager forms of government, according to the Ga. Municipal Association (GMA). Read More»