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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.

Jill Ann Rutland Smith, 57

Jill Ann Rutland Smith, 57, passed away Sept. 14, 2013 in Senoia, Ga.

She was born in Whitehaven, Tenn. the youngest child of Milton Rutland and Jenell Hogan Rutland. Jill grew up in Memphis, Tenn. and graduated from Hillcrest High School.

Jill is survived by her children: William Smith (Susie) of Eudora, Miss.; Jarred Smith (April) and granddaughter Juniper of Walls, Miss.; sister, Kay Gorman (Richard) of Senoia, Ga.; brother, David Rutland, Sylvania, Ga.; sister, Linda Clowes, Tenn. and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Read More»

Senoia eyes new filter to fix discolored water issue

The Senoia City Council on Monday approved water system tests designed to lead to a recommendation on the appropriate type of filter that should be purchased. Issues with “yellow water” from 2011 that reoccurred temporarily in 2012 and again this summer in some homes on Teal Court were found to be associated with oxidized iron. Read More»

Ramsey appointed House GOP whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey speaks to crowd at a 2013 Memorial Day ceremony in Peachtree City. File photo.

State Rep. Matt Ramsey, has been named the Republican majority whip for the Georgia House of Representatives.

Ramsey, who lives in Peachtree City, represents west Fayette County and part of east Coweta County. He said he was thankful for the support he got from House members and he looks forward to working hard to make sure legislators have the information they need to make decisions. Read More»

Senoia candidate forum Oct. 17

The three candidates featured in the Senoia mayor’s race in November will face each other in a forum to be held Oct. 17.

The mayor’s seat will be the only contested municipal race in November. Qualifying for the seat were incumbent Councilman Larry Owens, retiree Don Rehman business owner and Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman. Read More»

Katie “Ruth” Lawrimore, 75, of Senoia

Katie “Ruth” Lawrimore, 75, of Senoia

Katie “Ruth” Lawrimore, 75, of Senoia, passed away September 13, 2013.

She was born in Bells, Tenn. to the late Delbert and Genie Eaves. She was a loving wife and mother who always showed a strong faith in the Lord.

After high school, she moved to Memphis. While working at Memphis Bank & Trust, she met her husband. In 1972, she and her family moved to East Point, Ga. She always stayed active, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School in her church, including Red Oak Baptist, Senoia Baptist, East Newnan Baptist and currently Haralson Baptist. Read More»

Accident on 'The Walking Dead' set lands zombie in hospital

Twenty-year-old Garrett Zane Orr, a “zombie” in the hit television show “The Walking Dead,” was visited at Atlanta Medical Center by actor Lauren Cohan after he sustained non-life-threatening injuries when struck by a vehicle on the set in Senoia on Sept. 6. Photo/ Special.

A Sept. 6 accident on the set of “The Walking Dead” being filmed in Senoia had a cast member airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. The injuries to 20-year-old “zombie” Garrett Zane Orr were not life-threatening and he was released from care on Monday.

A call to the Coweta County 911 center requested an ambulance after the accident. Orr was reportedly run over by a “military vehicle” on the set when the vehicle’s brakes did not function properly, according to news reports. The 2.5-ton vehicle was said to have run over Orr’s stomach and hip, reports said. Read More»

Mayoral hopeful Rehman ordered to pay Senoia’s court fees

Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon ruled Thursday that Senoia resident and mayoral candidate Don Rehman will have to pay more than $7,000 in attorney’s fees and litigation costs incurred by the city in a failed lawsuit brought by Rehman earlier this year.

Rehman in May lost a lawsuit against the Senoia City Council over his interpretation of a city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Read More»

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