Senoia

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»

Owens wins mayor's race in Senoia

Senoia candidates Suzanne Helfman (L), Larry Owens and Don Rehman at an October forum. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia voters have elected Councilman Larry Owens as the city’s next mayor.

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 34. Those numbers gave Owens 51.03 percent of the vote while Helfman received 41.84 percent. Read More»

Construction underway on Senoia's Gin Property

The home under construction at the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia is the first of six homes set to be built in coming months. The Gin Property is the location of the 2010 and 2012 Southern Living Magazine Idea House recipients. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It may be a small residential development by most standards, but due to its location adjacent to downtown Senoia, the construction of six new homes on the Gin Property is significant.

Of the six new homes, five will be located on Lower Creek Trail immediately to the west of the brownstones, one of which was the Southern Living Magazine “2010 Idea House.” The sixth home will be located on Morgan Street, immediately south of the brownstones and adjacent to Southern Living’s “2012 Idea House.” Read More»

Labor commissioner talks in Senoia about employment gains

Ga. Dept. of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler spoke Monday at the meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club. Butler updated the group on ongoing DOL initiatives to combat unemployment and boost the skills of Georgia workers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) Commissioner Mark Butler spoke to the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club Monday night, updating the group on DOL initiatives designed to combat unemployment and boost the skills needed for the Georgia job market which is becoming increasingly high-tech.

Butler noted that, with high employment from the Great Recession and with the trust fund depleted in 2009, the state had to borrow money from the federal government to meet unemployment insurance obligations. That amount plus interest amounted to nearly $1 billion. Read More»

William L. Tinsley, 65, of Senoia

William L. "Bill" Tinsley, 65, of Senoia passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  He was born April 16, 1948 in Newnan to William B. Tinsley, Jr.  & the late Joyce Morgan Tinsley.

Bill grew up in Senoia and was a member of Sharpsburg Baptist Church.  He worked for Delta Airlines for over 34 years as a machinist and later helped coordinate and manage the Delta Museum. Bill's ability to repair anything mechanical was known by neighbors & friends afar.  He helped establish "Big T" Community airstrip and enjoyed flying the airplane that he restored.    Read More»

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