Senoia residents get their say on city's future

CUTLINE - The Senoia Downtown Development Authority held its customary town hall meeting Aug. 13 to solicit suggestions on city services and business ventures that residents would like to see in the future. Residents used dots to vote for their favorite suggestions after providing a list of 36 suggestions. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It only happens in Senoia. Following a course established eight years ago by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA), residents on Tuesday night filled the Freeman Sasser building at the Seavy Street Park to have their say on what the city might look like in the future. Read More»

Rehman appealing marijuana lawsuit

The lawsuit brought by Senoia resident Don Rehman against the Senoia City Council over his interpretation of a city ordinance dealing with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was dismissed in May by Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon. But Rehman will have another day in court when his case is appealed to the Ga. Supreme Court in the fall.

Rehman said his appeal has been accepted by the Ga. Supreme Court and is on the court’s calendar for October, adding that he has been permitted to include nearly a dozen additional pages in his appeal documents. Read More»

Qualifying nears for Senoia council seats

Qualifying for city office in Senoia is just around the corner. Up for election this year will be the mayor’s seat and those of Post 1 Councilman Larry Owens and Post 2 Councilman Jeff Fisher. Qualifying will be held Aug. 26-28.

Mayor Robert Belisle for the past few months has maintained that he will not seek re-election. Belisle reiterated that stand Monday night after the City Council meeting. Read More»

Senoia to hold town hall meeting Aug. 13 on future development

There is no better way for Senoia residents to have a say in what types of businesses and services the city might see in the future than to attend the town hall meeting held every two years to solicit citizen input. Those two years are up and the town hall meeting will be held Aug. 13.

Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman said the intention of the community meeting is to solicit input from citizens on ways to improve their hometown and to learn what types of business and services residents would like to see in the future. Read More»

Winged sprint cars heading to Senoia

Winged sprint cars from six states are expected in Senoia next weekend. Photo/Special.

Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the two-day USCS Senoia Summer Nationals IV (2013) racing program at Senoia Raceway August 16 and 17. The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Outlaw Thunder” Tour ( roars into the high-banked 3/8-mile red clay oval for the 4th annual USCS Senoia Summer Nationals. This event is race number 23 and 24 on the 17th Anniversary schedule for the nationally touring USCS drivers.
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2 arrested in Senoia for entering 15 autos

Two Senoia men are in custody after stealing belongings from 15 vehicles on July 29 in the Willow Dell subdivision near downtown Senoia.

Maj. Steve Tomlin said Bryan James Wilson, 23, and Adolfo Velez-Reyes, 24, were charged with multiple counts of entering auto, obstruction and loitering and prowling.

Tomlin said officers received a call at 4 a.m. about two suspicious men entering a vehicle in the subdivision. Upon arriving at the scene, one of the officers located the men traveling on foot and wearing black clothes and carrying a black duffel bag, Tomlin said. Read More»

Donors sought for Senoia Optmist blood drive Aug. 5

Amanda Minix (left) and her grandmother Olitta Bennett (former Senoia police chief) came together to the last Senoia Area blood drive that was held in May at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Donors are encouraged to participate in the next area drive, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, on August 5th. Photo/Special.

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area on August 5. The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1 to 6 p.m. Read More»

Stories and songs for the summer

Stories and songs for the summer

There is a lot more to “Story Time” that just listening to interesting stories. These youngsters began the weekly activity at the Senoia Library with a song that was geared to set the mood for the story that followed. Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta charter school finishing major expansion

A significant part of the expansion of the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia is the addition of a 36,000 sq. ft. classroom building. The school’s student population is increasing rapidly and will provide K-6 classes beginning in August. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The large expansion of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia is nearly complete, and with it students old and new will return to class in August to find a new 36,000 sq. ft. classroom building and a host of other additions to the school.

Principal Tiffany Pollock on Wednesday reviewed the expansion of the campus on Ga. Highway 16 and the inclusion of more academic offerings to accommodate the 660 students who will attend during the 2013-2014 school year.

“I couldn’t be any prouder, and I’m so excited for the opportunities we will continue to bring to the community,” Pollock said. Read More»

Bikers tour Senoia

Bikers tour Senoia

These were but a few of the nearly 350 riders participating July 13 in the Senoia Century bike ride sponsored by SouthSide Cycling to benefit the non-profit Pedal for Pets organization. The cyclists assembled at Senoia United Methodist Church and set off on their tour of the city that has become home to the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” television show. Photo/Special.

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