Senoia

Senoia teen arrested for kidnapping, child molestation

Arrest photo of Terry Lee Sherman.

An 18-year-old Senoia man was arrested Dec. 3 on charges of child molestation, kidnapping and false imprisonment after he forced a juvenile into his home. Police were alerted by the man’s father when he arrived home from work and intervened.

Terry Lee Sherman was charged with kidnapping, child molestation and false imprisonment, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole.

Ercole said Senoia officers responded to Sherman’s residence on Dec. 3 at approximately 3:09 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible sexual assault involving a juvenile.  Read More»

Girl Scout helps pets with food drive

Girl Scout helps pets with food drive

Girl Scout Rebecca Familo of Troop # 12324 was joined by Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire during a recent fundraiser organized by Familo that collected more than 400 pounds of pet food for the One Roof/Coweta County Food Pantry and the H.E.L.P. Clinic in Newnan. Photo/Special.

Developer to pay Senoia back for city-funded path

An updated development agreement approved Monday by the Senoia City Council will have the city reimbursed for the cost of installing a multi-use path along Rockaway Road from Heritage Pointe subdivision to the Eddie Couch bridge.

Developer Scarbrough and Rolader Development LLC will pay $1,500 for each residential lot sold in Phase 2 until the project cost of more than $400,000 is met. Read More»

Senoia pitches $2.8M budget with revenue on the upswing

Senoia residents Monday night heard the first reading of the proposed FY 2014 general fund that totals $2.482 million. The increase in revenues from FY 2013 is due largely to factors such as the small increase in residential construction. The budget is expected to be adopted Dec. 16.

City Administrator Richard Ferry said the FY 2013 revenues of $2.280 million are expected to increase to $2.482 million in FY 2014, a difference of approximately $202,000. Read More»

Words speak volumes

Rarely do we envision ourselves exactly how others perceive or interpret us. This realization holds true for the use of language when compared to our exhibited daily actions.

People are defined by the accumulative history of their deeds, rather than by mere words. But language can be both reflective of behavior and have an influence on these behaviors as we move forward. Our language shapes the way we view our surroundings, and is a good everyday step toward a more inclusive community. Read More»

Coweta OKs buffer change in area annexed by Senoia

Coweta County commissioners gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a request from Senoia to remove a portion of a previous agreement involving a required 50-foot buffer on a 268-acre tract annexed on the city’s west side in 2008. A portion of the property will be the home of the 63-acre Leroy Johnson Park that will become an active recreation facility. Read More»

New Senoia mayor Owens hopes to extend success beyond downtown area

Senoia Mayor-elect Larry Owens. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilman Larry Owens is the new mayor-elect in Senoia. Though he has been a part of local politics for nearly a dozen years, The Citizen sat down with Owens last week to get his take on issues affecting the city.

Owens has served on the Senoia City Council for 11 years. The city, especially the downtown area, has changed dramatically during the past decade and Owens said he ran for the mayor’s seat because he wanted to be part of the continuation of that unfolding process. Read More»

Dismissal of Senoia marijuana suit upheld by Supreme Court

Senoia resident Don Rehman had his day in the Ga. Supreme Court to contest a ruling earlier this year by Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon that dismissed Rehman’s contention that a Senoia city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. But the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court issued Nov. 4 upheld Judge Blackmon’s decision. Read More»

Owens ekes out win to become Senoia mayor

The mayor’s race in Senoia ended Tuesday night with Councilman Larry Owens receiving 51 percent of the ballots cast in the three-way race.

The Nov. 5 mayoral election saw Owens competing with Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman and retiree Don Rehman.

Of the 500 ballots cast, the unofficial results showed Owens with 256 votes, Helfman with 209 votes and Rehman with 37. Those numbers gave Owens 51.03 percent of the vote while Helfman received 41.84 percent. Read More»

Stapleton-Bridwell engagement

Lisa O'Hara Stapleton engaged to Eric Michael Bridwell

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Stapleton of Senoia, Ga. are pleased  to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa O'Hara Stapleton to Eric Michael Bridwell, son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bridwell of McDonough, Ga.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kelley of Fayetteville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Russ Stapleton of Morrow, Ga. Read More»