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»

Armed robbers hit Senoia business

Senoia Police are searching for three men responsible for the Dec. 23 armed robbery of a recycling business on Ga. Highway 16. No one was injured in the late night armed robbery. Read More»

Senoia adopts 2012 budget

The Senoia City Council on Dec. 19 adopted the 2012 General Fund budget totaling $2.3 million. The budget represents an increase of nearly $200,000 over 2011 but is also nearly $60,000 less than the projected costs through the completion of the fiscal year that ends Dec. 31. Read More»

Senoia Candlelight Tour features 6 homes

Senoia Candlelight Tour features 6 homes

The wealth of items on display at the Senoia Historical House and Museum on Couch Street in Senoia were just a sampling of the local treasures found at six homes during the Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes held Dec. 11. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia opens new welcome center

Senoia Downtown Development Authority member Rhonda Moye and Chair Suzanne Helfman take a minute out to go over the specifics of the Dec. 15 opening of the Senoia Welcome Center located at 68 Main Street. The beautifully outfitted center will provide a wealth of local information for visitors and residents. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The time has come and the Senoia Welcome Center is open for business. The new facility located at 68 Main Street opened officially on Thursday and is set to provide a wealth of information to visitors and city residents.

Seated inside the welcome center that looks more like home than an office, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman and DDA member Rhonda Moye said the mission for the welcome center is one that looks to serve the community. That includes visitors wanting information pertaining to the city and Senoia residents wanting to keep up with local events.   Read More»

Senoia reviews $2.3M budget

The Senoia City Council on Dec. 5 heard the first reading of the 2012 General Fund budget proposed to total $2.3 million. The proposed budget represents an increase of nearly $200,000 over 2011 but is also nearly $60,000 less than the projected costs through the completion of the fiscal year that ends Dec. 31. The budget is expected to be adopted on Dec. 19. Read More»

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

The streets of Senoia during the late afternoon hours Dec. 3 were filled with the sounds of Shades of Red, the jazz vocal ensemble from the University of West Georgia. The group sang for the mass of people on hand for the annual Light Up Senoia celebration. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

The population of Senoia again this year swelled to overflowing for the annual Christmas Parade held on Dec. 3. More than 50 entries began the route at the south end of Main Street and continued past City Hall. The parade was only one of many events that make the Light Up Senoia event a major attraction each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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