Senoia

Senoia willing to annex Coweta Charter Academy

The Senoia City Council last week voted unanimously to accept an application for the annexation of Peachtree Baptist Church on Ga. Highway 16 just west of the city, the site of the new Coweta Charter Academy. The resolution adopted by the council is being forwarded for review to the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

‘Art of Green’ coming to Senoia March 26

The city of Senoia will celebrate "Art of Green" on Saturday, March 26th with a sidewalk art show. The third annual "Art of Green" is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. The event is located on Main Street in downtown Senoia and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Read More»

Backpack Buddies feed needy kids on weekends

Members of the Vineyard Community Church from Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties have an initiative underway designed to provide weekend meals for income eligible children from two Coweta County elementary schools. Packing meals in the sanctuary on Feb. 2, church members expect “Backpack Buddies” to expand across Coweta and Fayette counties and beyond. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Schools provide needy kids with no-fee breakfasts and lunches during the five-day school week, but what happens to the kids on the other two days during the weekends?

Members at the Vineyard Community Church near Senoia are stepping up to fill that gap. They intend to provide those same children with meals during the weekends.

The new initiative, “Backpack Buddies,” has targeted two of Coweta’s elementary schools with hopes of expanding the effort across Coweta County and the region for income-eligible children. Read More»

Hanie-Fleming engagement

Brittany Anne Hanie engaged to Robert Edward Fleming

Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Hanie of Senoia announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Anne Hanie, to Robert Edward Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Fleming, Jr. of Waleska.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hines of Dahlonega and Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Hanie of Phenix City, Ala. She is a 2003 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2007 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She currently teaches kindergarten in Gwinnett County. Read More»

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia, died February 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father Howard Felton Whitlock, step-father Jessie Banks, sister Patsy Adcock, and brother Stanley Whitlock.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ray Pate; son Anthony Ray Pate of Senoia and daughter Amanda Leigh Pate of Newnan; grandsons Tony Pate and Billy Pate, both of Newnan; mother Betty Banks of Senoia and brother Johnny Whitlock of Senoia. Read More»

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, 27, of Senoia

Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, of Senoia, GA, passed away suddenly on January 22, 2011 at the age of 27.

Matthew was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving as a fire fighter at bases in Germany and Kuwait. Following his military career, he continued as a firefighter with the Dobbins Fire and Emergency Services at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Matthew was an avid salt water fisherman and loved to cook. He enjoyed using his cooking skills to feed his fellow firefighters. He was a member of Christ’s Church at Whitewater. Read More»

Senoia DDA ready to renovate old police buildings

Senoia DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman announces Tuesday that the organization is ready to begin renovating the old police department buildings on Main Street.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Suzanne Helfman told the City Council Monday night that the organization has closed on the old police department buildings on Main Street and is quickly proceeding with plans to renovate them. One of the buildings will house the city’s Welcome Center while the other will be leased.

DDA agreed in 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»

Senoia to consider adopting county animal ordinance

After lengthy discussions during the past two meetings the Senoia City Council on Monday voted unanimously to begin the process of scheduling public hearings that could lead to the adoption of Coweta County’s Animal Control Ordinance.

The discussion on animal control began Jan. 2 during a discussion of the city’s current ordinance and what constituted a dog kennel. But the discussion quickly led to the idea of comparing the city and county ordinance and determining which would best suit the needs of Senoia’s citizens. Read More»

Senoia hears plan for 88-acre residential and retail annexation on Hwy. 16

A proposal for the annexation of 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 adjacent to Senoia’s west side has been sent to the Senoia Planning Commission for further study. The proposal calls for office/commercial and residential development on the north and south sides of the highway.

The annexation and conceptual land use proposal for the mixed-use Village West development was submitted by developer David Lindsey. Read More»

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Southern Living thanks Senoia

Scott Tigchelaar at the Senoia City Council meeting last week presented a framed magazine cover, letters and photos as a token of gratitude from Southern Living Magazine to the council and Downtown Development Authority in appreciation for their support of the magazine’s 2010 Idea House. “It was an overwhelming success,” said Tigchelaar, adding that the collaboration was unlike anything the magazine had ever experienced. Pictured from left are Tigchelaar, Councilman and DDA member Maurice Glover, Councilman Bobby Graham, Mayor Robert Belisle and Councilman Jeff Fisher.