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Senoia mayor candidates grilled at forum

Senoia mayoral candidates, from left, Suzanne Helfman, Larry Owens and Don Rehman squared-off in a forum Thursday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A packed house of Senoia voters Thursday heard from the three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat to be decided in the Nov. 5 election. Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman responded to questions in the forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group and sponsored by the Senoia Area Business Association.
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Senoia vet joins protest over treatment of fellow veterans

Senoia resident Marshall Huckaby (L) and his friend Bill Brantley of Miami were two of the many veterans to assemble at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13 during the “government shutdown” to protest the treatment  of the remains of American soldiers killed on Oct. 5 in Afghanistan and returned to Dover Air Force Base. Photo/Special.

For Senoia resident Marshall Huckaby it was a matter of taking a stand. The Vietnam veteran joined countless other veterans in Washington, D.C. Oct. 8 to express their outrage and shame over the treatment received by the families of fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base during the recent government shutdown. Read More»

All 3 Senoia mayor candidates to appear at Oct. 17 forum

Voters in Senoia will get only one chance to hear from all three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat on the Senoia City Council. That opportunity will come Oct. 17 at a candidates forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group.

Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman will square-off at the forum to be held in the courtroom of the Senoia municipal building located at 505 Howard Road. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Optimists host barbecue fundraiser Oct. 19

The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth,” will host its fall barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. Read More»

Senoia OK's $215K for redesign of Hwy. 16/Pylant St.

The intersection at Pylant Street and Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia has long been a traffic safety concern. Remedying the concerns by reconfiguring the intersection and replacing the bridge a short distance away came closer to reality Monday when the Senoia City County awarded a $215,000 design and engineering contract to AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.

The vote Monday night will begin the process for the $1.7 million project that will likely take several years to complete. Read More»

Coweta eyes path extension linking Senoia to PTC

Armed with grant money, Coweta County is poised to explore the construction of a golf cart path linking Senoia to Peachtree City’s vaunted cart path system.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said Coweta has already begun planning the path, which would run along Rockaway Road. There is a tunnel along Rockaway that reaches under Ga. Highway 74 to reach the rest of the city’s path system on the south side of town. Read More»

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

That’s something you don’t see every day. But plenty of people did see the Batmobile at the annual “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” car show in Senoia held Sept. 28. The unique vehicle was one of nearly 300 that lined downtown streets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

Senoia’s dragon boat race entry cuts through Lake Peachtree

You just can’t keep a good crew down. That was true of Senoia’s team in the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race held Sept. 28 on Lake Peachtree. The Senoia team finished second overall in a field of more than 40 entries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia cops cuff man for 100mph chase

A Senoia man faces multiple charges after a Sept. 25 high-speed chase that began and ended in Senoia after he raced through portions of Coweta and Fayette counties at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

Jeremiah Baker, 24, of Senoia, was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a stop sign and failure to dim lights, according to Senoia police spokesman Jason Ercole. Read More»

Senoia mayor candidates get ready for forum

Senoia mayor candidates get ready for forum

Senoia mayoral candidates (from left) Don Rehman, Suzanne Helfman and Larry Owens will face off at an Oct. 17 forum to be held at 7 p.m. at the Senoia Municipal Building located at 505 Howard Road. The forum is being organized by the Senoia Forums Group. Questions for the candidates from the residents of Senoia should be submitted in advance by Wednesday, Oct. 16 by email at questionsforthecandidates@gmail.com Photo/Ben Nelms.