Senoia

Crane supports vote on charter schools

State Sen. Mike Crane on Feb. 9 spoke at the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia to affirm his support for the charter school movement. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It’s all about a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at restoring the state’s right to approve charter schools.

And that was the message brought by District 28 Sen. Mike Crane on Feb. 9 to a group of parents and employees at the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia.

Crane was clearly in support of House Resolution 1162 that would restore the state’s ability to approve charter schools. The Georgia Senate followed suit earlier this week with Senate Resolution 853 that would accomplish the goal specified in HR 1162. Read More»

Bonner - birth

A.J. and Ashley (Meade) Bonner of Senoia announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsley Rae Bonner, at 9:44 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2012, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Kinsley weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Toni Meade of Fayetteville, Kim and Les Potter of Newnan, and Alan Bonner of Franklin. Great grandparents are Bill and Sherba Peek of Sharpsburg and Marilyn Lowery of Peachtree City. Kinsley was welcomed home by her brother, Dalton.

Senoia approves a new 20-year recreation plan

The Senoia City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting unanimously approved the city’s 20-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan designed to address a large volume of issues related to active and passive recreation. The plan was generated after a year of planning, surveys and meetings.

It is an ambitious plan for parks and recreation in Senoia that would add substantially to the family-friendly landscape in coming years. The total cost of the long-range City of Senoia Parks and Recreation Master Plan ws established at $25.9 million. Read More»

Jose Wayne Robinson of Senoia

Mr. Jose Wayne Robinson of Senoia passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Wood of Senoia; mother, Penny Robinson of Fayetteville; children, Angelina, Adrianna and Ethan.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.

Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 - 8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

Ready to sow into Senoia’s Sow Good Community Garden

Ready to sow into Senoia’s Sow Good Community Garden

It’s just about time for the Sow Good Community Garden to spring back into action. About to embark on its third season on the grounds of the Senoia Vineyard Community Church, project representative Brent Anderson said 3-foot by 12-foot planters will be leased to community members for $85 a year with a portion of the food grown donated to the ministry’s Sow Good Food Pantry. Each of the 20 planters, some of which are used by the church for the food pantry ministry, use certified organic compost and drip irrigation from well water. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Heritage Night draws on students’ family histories

Heritage Night draws on students’ family histories

It seemed like every one of the students at the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia got into the spirit for the Heritage Night event Jan. 19. Students in preparation for the event reviewed their own family histories and gathered information and presented songs pertaining to cultures from around the world. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia to expand city cemetery

It was a unanimous vote by the Senoia City Council Jan. 23 to approve expansion plans for the city cemetery on Stallings Road. The expansion project will add more than 1,000 grave sites to the existing cemetery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The limited number of grave sites available at the Senoia Cemetery on Stallings Road will soon be a thing of the past.

The Senoia City Council at the Jan. 23 meeting unanimously approved the development of an additional 2.5 acres to provide more than 1,000 new grave sites. The cost of development will be recouped through the sale of the grave sites.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in making the request said the cemetery currently has about 20 grave site left. Developing an additional 2.5 acres would add another 1,020 sites to the Stallings Road cemetery, Ferry said. Read More»

Senoia to hold retreat in late Feb.

The Senoia City Council will hold its 2012 retreat in late February. The two-day retreat will be open to the public and will be held in north Georgia at the Dillard House in Dillard. The meetings will cover new and existing ordinances, long-term plans for water usage, the structure of city government, parks and economic development.

Mayor Robert Belisle in stating a reason for the retreat to be held out of town said previously that having done so on a previous occasion had resulted in the council producing a substantial amount of work that had been beneficial to the city. Read More»

Senoia City Hall to get historic look

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Recognize this building? It’s the “new” historic look of Senoia City Hall. The City Council as early as next week could approve the bid that will bring give the building the look of an old train depot and transform the interior to provide a large lobby area and additional office space. Photo/Special.

The Senoia City Council may get the opportunity this week to vote on a bid for the renovation of city hall. The project itself has been in the planning stages for approximately two years and includes work on the exterior and interior and, from a streetside view, will give the facility a look resembling an old-time train depot that melds with the downtown area’s historic look.

But what exactly will the renovation of the building look like when completed? Read More»

Stories for all ages at Senoia Library

Stories for all ages at Senoia Library

For the younger set there is nothing quite like a good story told by an enthusiastic adult determined to capture and hold their attention. And that’s what happens on Wednesday mornings at the Senoia Library at Story Time. Thing is, the story also holds the attention of the room full of parents. Photo/Ben Nelms.