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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

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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»

Senoia to offer six week 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»

Senoia looks at Sunday package sales

A bill that had been languishing in the Georgia legislature for a number of years was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal in April. The Senoia City Council on June 6 addressed the potential for the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol, voting 3-1 to have a proposed ordinance drawn up for the council’s consideration in August. If approved, the measure would be put before voters on the November ballot.

A discussion by the council led to the idea of having city attorney Drew Whalen draw up a proposed ordinance addressing Sunday package sales that would be permitted from 12:30-11:30 p.m. Read More»

Uncle Sam’s got nothing on this young patriot

Uncle Sam’s got nothing on this young patriot

Seventeen-month-old Solomon Speer of Senoia was in true patriotic spirit when he attended the Memorial Day Parade in Senoia on May 30. Solomon, who also brought his mom, Jennifer, to the event, was one of the hundreds of spectators that lined the street for the annual parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta Charter Academy searches for way to stay open

The May 16 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that effectively put many charter schools out of business continues to impact the Coweta County residents whose children attend or were planning to attend the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Charters Schools USA, Florida-based operator of the Senoia school, on May 23 published a letter for parents that noted two potential solutions to the outcome of the judicial ruling. The school will hold a community forum June 2 to address the issues. Read More»

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