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.

Senoia UMC members serve lunch to ECMS teachers

Norma Asher, administrative assistant to the pastor at Senoia UMC, prepares grilled cheese sandwiches for the teachers. Photo/Special.

Senoia UMC provided a soup and sandwich luncheon to the teachers and staff of East Coweta Middle School on Jan. 4, the only teacher Work Day in the 2011-2012 school year.

A number of members provided soups including taco, broccoli and cheese, chicken noodle, New England clam chowder, chili and many others, along with grilled cheese sandwiches and many wonderful desserts — banana pudding, cookies of all types, cakes, and such. Read More»

Senoia changes fishing rules, mayor pro tem arrangement

It may not have been the most action-filled meeting, but the Senoia City Council on Jan. 9 took care of business relating to the fishing ordinance and adjusted the length of service of the mayor pro tem.

The council made an adjustment to the ordinance governing fishing at Marimac Lakes Park. The previous ordinance permitted fishing from May through September but council members voted to have the lake open for fishing throughout the year. Read More»

'Pedal for Pets' raises funds to address pet over-population

Lexie sits on the exam table as (from left) H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic Director LouAnn Jones, Pedal for Pets organizer Wendy Maguire, H.E.L.P. employee Amanda Mease, Georgia Heartland Director Jane Reed and president Jerry Ginn discuss Maguire’s fundraising efforts that began in August as a way to stem the tide of pet over-population. Pedal for Pets expects to have another Senoia to Savannah bike ride fundraiser this summer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia business owner and Fayette County resident Wendy Maguire has long been concerned about the over-population of dogs and cats. And recently the animal lover in her decided to put her effort where her heart is. Maguire established Pedal for Pets and is conducting fundraising events to help supply funds for spay and neutering in conjunction with the multi-county Georgia Heartland Humane Society and the H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic in Newnan. Read More»

Senoia completes long-range recreation plan

It is an ambitious plan for parks and recreation in Senoia that would add substantially to the family-friendly landscape in coming years. The draft of the city’s 20-year Recreation Master Plan has been completed and is available on the city’s website. As conceived, the total cost of the long-range plan was established at $25.9 million. Read More»

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