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Senoia firm receives state Renaissance Award

Senoia’s Historic Development Ventures received the Georgia Cities Foundation Renaissance Award in Savannah June 27 for its contribution in the revitalization of the city’s downtown area. Accepting the award for Paul Lombardi and Scott Tigchelaar are (from left) Historical Concepts partner Terry Pylant and Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Georgia Cities Foundation President Mike Starr. Photo/Special.

Senoia’s Historic Development Ventures, LLC received statewide recognition June 27 when it was presented with the Georgia Cities Foundation Renaissance Award in Savannah. The award recognized the community contributions of company principals Paul Lombardi and Scott Tigchelaar. Read More»

Speeding cycle crashes in downtown Senoia

It was over almost before it started. And a Griffin woman was fortunate to be able to walk away after her motorcycle crashed and temporarily caught fire in a June 26 high-speed attempt to elude officers in downtown Senoia.

Holly Victoria Hensler, 22, was charged with speeding, fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving in the 52-second pursuit that began on June 26 at 12:36 a.m., according to Senoia Police spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

Senoia annexes 88-acre Village West development

The mixed use Village West proposal on Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was annexed at the June 20 City Council meeting. The annexation request by Lindsey Homes pertained to a residential and commercial development on 88 acres on the north and south sides of Hwy. 16.

The mixed-use Village West development submitted by developer David Lindsey showed the 88-acre property resembling an inverted “T,” with the vertical portion situated on the north side of Hwy. 16 and the horizontal portion on the south side. The north side property is surrounded on all sides by the existing city limits. Read More»

Senoia beautification award

Senoia beautification award

Harwell Photography owner Jeremy Harwell (at right) on June 20 receives the Senoia Downtown Development Authority’s 2011 Award of Excellence presented by DDA Chair Suzanne Helfman and Mayor Robert Belisle. The annual award is presented for efforts to beautify and improve the city. The award specified Harwell’s garden walkway adjacent to the studio at 28 Main Street. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia to offer Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, 44, of Senoia

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, of Senoia, passed away on June 16, 2011 following a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 44.

She was a loving wife, daughter and sister, who was extremely kind, caring and faithful. She was a member of Gracepointe Church and is described as a “Woman of faith,” one who harbored no anger and was always quick to forgive. Kay graduated from Riverdale High School in 1985, before beginning a 13-year career with Chick-fil-A at their corporate headquarters.

She is preceded in death by her father Charles Davis. Read More»

Brush fire threatens Senoia neighborhood

rockaway road fire
Senoia’s Hutchinson Cove subdivision resident Chad Rodgers is standing where a portion of his wood fence stood before a brush fire burned it to the ground on June 14. Seven houses on Victoria Trace were threatened but none sustained injury thanks to the quick work of homeowners and the Coweta County Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A number of homeowners in the Hutchinson Cove subdivision off Rockaway Road in Senoia got a scare June 14 when a mid-afternoon brush fire was flamed by windy conditions and quickly encroached on several homes along Victoria Trace. Two fences were damaged and one firefighter sustained a minor injury as fire crews and residents worked to contain the blaze.

In all there were a total of seven homes threatened by the fire, according to Coweta County Fire Dept. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggins. The fire was first spotted around 3 p.m. and was all but extinguished before dark. Read More»

Gin Street in Senoia closed for filming

Senoia officials said Wednesday that Gin Street from Pylant Street to Broad Street will be closed Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the filming of an episode of the Drop Dead Diva television show.

Henry County man charged in Senoia burglary

A Henry County man was arrested June 6 by Senoia Police on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals stemming from a May 24 residential break-in where six put bull puppies were stolen.

Twenty-nine year-old Jacob E. Bishop was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and theft by taking, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin.

The residential burglary occurred on May 24 in which six pit bull puppies were removed from the home, Tomlin said. The investigation by Investigator Alicia Batts determined that Bishop was suspect in the break-in, Tomlin said. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»