Senoia

New welcome center, retail set to open in Senoia

New Senoia Downtown Development Authority members (from left) Scott Tigchelaar and Rhonda Moye join DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman in front of the two former police department buildings on Main Street that have been renovated and will soon be opening as the city’s Welcome Center and Sugar Daddy’s Swimwear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was just over a year ago that the Senoia Downtown Development Authority purchased the old police department buildings on Main Street. The idea behind purchasing the city property was to renovate the buildings so that one could serve as the welcome center and the other could be leased to a business.

DDA agreed last September to purchase the circa 1912 buildings for $27,000 and the City Council accepted the offer on a 4-1 vote. Per the agreement, DDA said it would be responsible for the rehab work that would be needed. Read More»

Mary Ann Roy, of Senoia

Mary Ann Roy, of Senoia, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Langley, two infant daughters, and an uncle, Darrell Pritchard.

She is survived by her former husband and friend, Fardeen Roy of Decatur; daughter Emily Roy of Senoia; father, Robert J. Langley of Senoia; brother, James (Christy) Langley of Roanoke, Ala.; brother, Tim Langley, of Senoia; sister, Rachel Vadsarya of Senoia; 3 nephews, aunts and uncles. Read More»

Senoia candidates and public to have their say

The candidates running for elected office on the Senoia City Council in the November election will face the voters at an Oct. 27 forum hosted by the Senoia Tea Party Patriots. Organization coordinator Joe Cannin said holding a forum is important because it enhances voters’ awareness of the issues facing their community. Read More»

Doughnuts are easier than apples

Doughnuts are easier than apples

You can keep your apples; these girls go for doughnuts. It was definitely an event for everyone in the family. Legacy Christian Church on Oct. 8 held its Fall Family Frenzy at the Seavy Street Park in Senoia where down-home entertainment for kids young and old was the order of the day. Currently meeting in north Fayette County, the church has broken ground for its new home on Rockaway Road in Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia candidates forum coming Oct. 27

It is about time for the candidates for the Senoia City Council races to have their say. And that question period will come on Oct. 27 at the new Municipal Court building on Oct. 27.

The forum is being hosted by the Senoia Tea Party Patriots and is expected to feature incumbents Bobby Graham and Maurice Grover and challengers Todd Baggarly, Harry Ramos and Don Rehman.

Senoia Tea Party Patriots Coordinator Joe Cannin said the purpose of the forum is to allow the citizens of Senoia to hear the candidate’s views on city issues. Read More»

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

Vintage Senoia hosts vintage automobiles

There was live music and plenty of food, but more than anything there were an estimated 250 cars lining Main Street in downtown Senoia on Sept. 24 for the city’s 7th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies vintage car show. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Beyond the Door has grand opening Oct. 1

Ann Busey, proprietor of Beyond the Door in historic Senoia, Georgia announces the grand opening of her unique home décor shop Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m-7 p.m.

Beyond the Door has moved to 30 Main Street into the newly restored old Hollberg building. The restoration brought back the original charm of the building revealing the brick walls, hidden windows, and high ceilings. Reclaimed wood flooring using antique nails enhances the overall experience of “stepping back in time”.      Read More»

Jumping to win

Jumping to win

Fayette County resident Nicole Henson and her palomino She Dashes go through the paces Sept. 24 at the Hunter/Jumper competition at the Rock House Riding Center near Senoia. Rock House co-owner Mona Chapman said the competition featured 80 entries, with nearly all of the competitors coming from Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia to be cruisin’ on Saturday

It’s that time again. And, as usual, Senoia will be packed on Sept. 24 with an endless variety of vintage vehicles arriving for the 7th Annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show. The car show on Main Street will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature live music and plenty of food.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman commenting on this year’s event said it is expected to feature at least 250 cars. The car show this year is limiting entries to those vehicles from 1986 or older, Helfman added. Read More»

Sharpsburg man found dead on railroad tracks in Senoia

Thirty-three-year-old Sharpsburg resident Eric Waters was found dead on the CSX railroad tracks near downtown Senoia during the nighttime hours of Sept. 6. Though he was apparently hit by the train, the investigation into Waters' death is active and ongoing.

Commenting on the death, Senoia Police Investigator Alicia Batts said an employee on the scene in a train on the CSX tracks called 911 at 8:36 p.m. Senoia officers arriving at the railroad tracks in the area of Coweta Street and Ray Street found Waters dead when they arrived, Batts said. Read More»