Senoia

Movie town

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Light Up Senoia

Holiday event, ft. Clydesdales

Light Up Senoia is Saturday, Dec. 6. The food court next to City Hall opens at noon, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, and will be available for photos.

The holiday festivities include a food court (which opens at noon), music from East Coweta High School’s band, lighting of the tree, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, pony rides and face painting.

There will also be a Santa’s Workshop at the Masonic Lodge next to the library. Read More»

Lost and forlorn

Okay, I’ll admit it. Sometimes I’m directionally challenged. I could get lost in an elevator or go the wrong way on an escalator.

No matter what age you may be, the experience of being lost is the same for everyone: complete and utter hopelessness.

I should know. I found myself lost last weekend, and an old familiar wave of dread washed over me and almost knocked me down.

But how I found myself lost in the middle of a crowd of over a thousand strangers, out of breath, and weeping…well, that’s the end of this story. Here’s the beginning: Read More»

Faulty outlet cause of fire

Fire officials said nearly 70 percent of the home was destroyed in Monday's fire. Photo/Bethan Adams.

A short circuit in a bedroom outlet resulted in a Nov. 17 fire at former city council member Bobbie Blandburg’s home at 323 Bridge Street in Senoia.

Fire crews worked for more than four hours to extinguish the blaze that damaged 70 percent of the home but resulted in no injuries.

Coweta Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Jeff Denney said the fire occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m. and was caused by an electrical outlet in a bedroom that shorted-out. Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

The secret to a long life? A little whiskey...

105-year-old Monty Rotelli looks at a photo of his deceased wife and her 15 siblings. Photo/Bethan Adams.

He pours the whiskey into his coffee, sipping it contentedly alongside his cheerios. His daughter, Nancy, tucks a napkin into the front of his shirt and he continues to eat, watching the “Morning Show” like he usually does during breakfast. Bits of hair sprouted on his head are distinct in the early morning light.

He finishes his breakfast, wipes his mouth and a warm smile appears.

“OK!” he says in an Italian accent. Read More»

Scouts tour Senoia

The Senoia Area Historical Society will host a history walk of Main Street Senoia for the Coweta Charter School Boy Scouts on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts and leader, Aaron Buck, will meet museum representative Hal Sewell who was once a young boy scout in Senoia. Sewell will conduct a walking tour about the town’s historical heritage.

Drainage project to begin in Senoia

The city of Senoia will implement a $26,090 drainage and beautification design on Barnes Street. The money for the project will come from a capital project fund, which covers projects with life spans greater than five years or that cost more than $25,000. Read More»

Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia

Mrs. Vickie Lynn Davis, age 52 of Senoia, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Mrs. Davis was born in Lexington, Ky. on August 19, 1962.

She is preceded in death by father, Dewey Harris; mother, Jane Johns Harris; brothers, Teddy Harris and Fred Harris.

Mrs. Davis was a 1980 graduate of Jonesboro High School, employed with Panasonic for 20 years, and was a member of IAAP. She loved to line dance, play ping pong, loved the outdoors and cure for cancer walks. Read More»

City moves forward on stormwater plan

The city of Senoia, under federal requirement, will continue to implement a management plan dedicated to controlling storm water.

The management plan, which includes pollution prevention and runoff control, cost the city $17,000. City manager Richard Ferry said the money came from the 2014 general fund budget. Read More»