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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»

Senoia moves ahead with assisted living project

The Senoia City Council agreed Tuesday night to continue its plan to have an elderly care facility established in the city. The council voted unanimously to deed 7.34 acres on Coweta Street to the city’s Downtown Development Authority to facilitate the upcoming contract for the project. Read More»

Senoia okays rule on pre-owned manufactured homes

The Senoia City Council Tuesday night heard the second reading and unanimously approved an ordinance addressing the regulation of pre-owned manufactured homes.

City attorney Drew Whalen last month told the council that the ordinance addressing pre-owned manufactured homes was needed so that the city could be in compliance with recent changes in state law.

“The city needs an ordinance to regulate pre-owned manufactured homes as long as age is not used as a factor,” Whalen said. Read More»

Tea Party group forms in Senoia

It is a movement that many thought could never last past the first few months. But as it turned out, the dissatisfaction with government has taken a grassroots movement national and, more than a year later, it is only growing. Enter the newest local group of citizens determined to become better informed and participative, the Senoia Tea Party Patriots.

Group organizer/coordinator and Senoia resident Joe Cannin has been involved with the Tea Party movement in Coweta and Fayette counties since they began in early 2009. His involvement included helping to develop small neighborhood groups. Read More»

Senoia Idea House hits 12,000 visitors and counting

Pictured are Idea House tour guides Susan Osborne and Susan Armogost, with the Fayette-Coweta chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Southern Living magazine 2010 Idea House opened on the Gin Property in Senoia less than three months ago. But the four-story 5,000 square-foot luxury brownstone that is part of the Historic Senoia Project has already seen nearly 12,000 visitors come through its doors since the June 12 opening. Open until mid-December, the house is expected to easily top the 25,000-30,000 visitors anticipated by Southern Living. Read More»

Senoia to consider agreement on radio tower

Senoia officials are in discussions with Coweta County to install an 800 MHz radio tower on city-owned property near Howard Road. If approved, the
tower would provide enhanced communications capabilities between local government agencies.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to the proposal was adopted by the Coweta County Commission last week. The proposal is being discussed by the city and county, with the City Council expected to make a decision on the issue sometime soon, said Senoia City Administrator Richard Ferry. Read More»

Senoia holds tax rate to 6.11 mills

The Senoia City Council was expected to adopt the millage rate at a called meeting Friday morning. The council maintained the same rate of 6.11 mills that has been in effect for the past several years. Read More»

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