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Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

Crook family nears one century of business in Senoia

It is as much about home as it is about business. And though the scope of the family business has grown over nearly a century, lifelong Senoia resident Ellis Crook and his son Greg are an example of the belief that history is relevant and that providing good service is the key to the future.

Ellis Crook today is the owner of Crook’s Market Place, Crook’s Tire Pros tire center, the convenience store next door, the new Addy building immediately to the east where Crescent South Insurance is located and the Food Outlet in Newnan that opened in May on Temple Avenue in Newnan. Read More»

New residential zoning proposed for Senoia

A request at a public hearing before the Senoia Planning Commission Monday to amend a portion of the zoning ordinance pertaining to residential zoning districts has been recommended for further review when the city looks at the Comprehensive Plan in 2014.

Proposed by Heritage Pointe subdivision resident Don Rehman, the request suggested that a new zoning category, R-40 RHS (Residential Housing Subdivision) be created. Read More»

Mrs. Wanda Burgess, 74, of Senoia

Mrs. Wanda Burgess, 74, of Senoia, died October 8, 2010.

She was born May 8, 1936 in Morgan County, Kentucky, the youngest daughter of ten children. Her love for children was exhibited by her thirty years of service as a nationally certified preschool teacher. Most recently, she also an AWANA leader and Vacation Bible School volunteer at Woolsey Baptist Church. Read More»

Senoia Farmer's Market resumes Oct. 9.

The Senoia Farmer's Market will resume on Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to City Hall in downtown Senoia.
Fresh locally grown produce, canned goods, and specialty foods and items will be available. For more information, call Don Caputo 770-599-4148.

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

Oldies cruisin' in Senoia

It was another record breaking event in Senoia. The annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies car show held Sept. 25 had nearly 300 entries this year. And area residents responded to the mass of cars that lined Main Street, with crowds filling the downtown area and taking time to grab a meal and listen to live music.

Winners again

Winners again

Senoia won more races than most teams last weekend at the International Dragon Boat Races in Peachtree City. And the team of muscular athletes relied on their wits, prowess and rowing skills to best most of the opponents they faced. The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia DDA buys old police dept.

It was an offer the Senoia City Council did not want to refuse. The council last week voted 4-1 to take the city’s Downtown Development Authority up on their offer to purchase the old police buildings on Main Street for $27,000. DDA will be responsible for the rehab work that will be needed. Read More»

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

Changes to Legagcy Church approved

Minor changes to the Legacy Christian Church project on Rockaway Road were approved Tuesday by the Senoia City Council. The shape of the building on the 19 acre property will be changed from rectangular to square and the positions of the nearby pavilion and playground will be interchanged. Read More»

Talks continue on future of old Senoia Police Dept.

What should become of Senoia’s old Police Department on Main Street now that the new building has opened on Howard Road? Should the buildings be sold or leased? The answer to that question will be left up to the city council once cost estimates for needed rehab and structural work have been obtained.

City administrator Richard Ferry told the council Tuesday night that an environmental sampling of the old buildings, one frame and the other concrete, had been completed for asbestos, lead paint and mold. And that is exactly what was found. Read More»

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