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Serenading Senoia

Serenading Senoia

Seven Handle Circus was one of the groups bringing music to the streets in Senoia June 15 for the first-ever Senoia Social, a concert benefiting Camp Southern Ground, which is a camp designed to blend special needs children with their able-bodied counterparts. CSG, the brainchild of music superstar Zac Brown and his family, is expected to open next year in rural Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kennesaw State coming to Senoia for film industry classes

Kennesaw State University is coming to Senoia to be part of the growing movie and television industry that is expanding in Coweta and Fayette counties. The university will be partnering with Senoia Enterprises to bring its entertainment business courses to the city beginning next spring.

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program is partnering with Senoia Enterprises, Inc., to provide a home base for executive education courses in entertainment business, according to the university. Read More»

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

An unprecedented number of visitors to Senoia flooded into the downtown area June 15 for the first of what is expected to be the annual Senoia Social, a day of live music to benefit Camp Southern Ground for disabled children. A project of Grammy award-winning artist Zac Brown, the fundraiser featured a host of bands on Brown’s record label. The camp is located in central Fayette and serves specials needs children. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Let the pedaling begin for Senoia bike tour

Let the pedaling begin for Senoia bike tour

A mass of cyclists from Fayetteville, Senoia, Peachtree City, Newnan, Sharpbsurg and Atlanta on June 8 toured historic homes and churches as part of the Senoia Area Historical Society’s 2013 Spring Bicycle Tour. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia music festival Saturday

Senoia music festival Saturday

The group Seven Handle Circus is one of the acts scheduled to play in front of thousands in Senoia Saturday afternoon during the Senoia Social in the downtown area starting at 1 p.m. Photo/Special.

Marijuana lawsuit dismissed

Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon on May 29 issued a full dismissal of the lawsuit against the Senoia City Council brought by Senoia resident Don Rehman over his interpretation of a city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Blackmon in the dismissal called Rehman’s case the most ridiculous thing he had ever heard in court. Read More»

Marching in memory

Marching in memory

The smiling faces on these girls as they made their way down Main Street in Senoia on Monday in the Senoia Memorial Day parade provided an example of the spirit and the appreciation of a nation for the service and sacrifices made by veterans throughout American history. As usual, the all-day series of events drew thousands of people who have come to see Senoia as the place to be on Memorial Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia OK's new ethics regulations

The Senoia City Council Monday night approved an upgrade to the city’s ethics ordinance that addresses frivolous ethics complaints. The ordinance now includes a litmus test for potentially frivolous ethics violations against elected or appointed officials and city employees.

Containing a 180-day window for bringing complaints, the amendment creates a way to determine the merit of a claim, said City Administrator Richard Ferry, noting that if the complaint meets the approved criteria the ethics board can proceed with hearing the matter and, if not, the board can reject the complaint. Read More»

Senoia revamping ethics ordinance

The Senoia City Council is in process of revamping the city’s ethics ordinance by adding criteria that essentially serves as a litmus test for potentially frivolous ethics violations against elected or appointed officials and city employees. The first reading was held at the May 6 council meeting.

The amendment creates a way to determine the merit of a claim, said City Administrator Richard Ferry. If the complaint meets the outlined criteria the ethics board can proceed with hearing the matter and, if not, the board can reject the complaint. Read More»

Bank employee charged with forgery, theft

An employee of the Senoia branch of the Bank of the Ozarks was arrested Tuesday for theft and forgery after she activated dormant accounts, forged withdrawal slips and withdrew more than $39,000 from the accounts.

Kathy Graham, 56, of Senoia, was charged with four counts of felony first degree forgery and one count of felony theft by taking, according to Det. Jason Ercole. Read More»