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Outgoing Senoia mayor: progress is 'team effort'

Former Senoia Mayor Robert Belisle. Photo/Ben Nelms.

With the turning of the calendar Robert Belisle has ended his run in political office in Senoia. Holding office both on the city council and as mayor for a dozen years, Belisle spoke recently about his time in office and the city he served.

Belisle was sworn in as mayor in 2006, with the preceding four years spent on the city council. Being one who believes in term limits, Belisle opted not to qualify again as mayor. It was based on his time in office that The Citizen invited Belisle to share his thoughts on the memorable issues he faced while on the council. Read More»

New Yorker develops a Senoia state of mind

For some people a New Year’s resolution might suffice. But for New York City resident Tracy Brady, the new year will bring something more akin to an aspiration realized. Years in the making, that aspiration will soon bring Tracy to her new “home” in Senoia.

Brady grew up in New Jersey, lived in Boston for seven years and has lived in Manhattan for nearly nine years. But with all the time in the northeast, there was something missing.
“I’ve always felt I was a changeling stolen from the South,” Brady said recently. Read More»

Senoia pitches in to help local man in need

Senoia pitches in to help local man in need

Senoia for all its growth is still a small city. One of its residents who has long-frequented David and Suzanne Pengelly’s Senoia Coffee & Cafe was found recently to be in need and a number of residents and businesses have responded to those needs.

Like others in communities across the land, Lonnie is a man who has always been self-sufficient, one who provides for himself. And like others, there are times when conditions in life change and a helping hand is needed. Read More»

New Senoia mayor takes oath

New Senoia mayor takes oath

Coweta County Magistrate Judge Robert Stokely (L) administers the oath of office to Senoia' new mayor, Larry Owens, at the Dec. 16 meeting of the Senoia City Council. Photo/Special.

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

Music and parades for Light Up Senoia

At right, Fiddlin' for the holidays — The 2013 edition of the “Light up Senoia” Christmas holiday event included a performance by the Fayette Fiddlers from Peachtree City. The musical selections preceded the annual Christmas parade that attracts large numbers of Senoia residents and those from around Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.
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Senoia approves new subdivision on Hwy. 16

A development agreement approved last week between Senoia and Senoia 268 LLC paves the way for the future development of the 241-home Fieldstone Estates conservation subdivision which will be located on Ga. Highway 16 West.

The unanimous approval by the city council provides for future development of the 206-acre property that is expected to be the eventual site of 241 homes on lots of up to one-half acre.
Fieldstone Estates will be located on the north side of Hwy. 16 and west of the Cumberland subdivision. Read More»

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»

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