Senoia wall could be up for years

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Seven households in Senoia may be behind a wall for years to come.

Monday night, representatives from Stalwart Films and Raleigh Studios requested the extension of two road closures, and a permit for a 15 foot wall, through at least November of 2016, with the option of extending them through January of 2019.

A portion of the Gin Property development is being walled off to serve as a set for the filming of “The Walking Dead."

The closures of Morgan Street and Amey Street, and a temporary certificate of appropriateness for the wall, were approved by the Senoia City Council two weeks ago.

Mike Riley, location manager for Stalwart Films, appeared before the council Monday night to request the extension of the permits.

“We are fairly certain we will be here at least another year and a half with this current set,” Riley said. And there is a “good possibility” that it will extend beyond that.

Because the original street closure permits were issued after a public hearing, a new public hearing will be required, and the council voted to set it for Aug. 18.

According to City Attorney Drew Whalen, the council cannot take action that would bind a future council, and therefore couldn’t extend the permit beyond Dec. 31, 2015. That’s when the terms of two councilmember expire. The council could then vote in 2015 to extend the permits further.

For more on this issue see Wednesday’s Newnan Times-Herald.



More Local

Last chance to see two performers

The Coweta County Fair continues through Saturday, but Monday is the last chance to see two of the featured midway performers. Comedy hypnot ... Read More


Industrial Park expanding along I-85

Motorists on Interstate 85 southbound between Ga. Hwy. 154 and Bullsboro Drive have likely noticed the clearing alongside the interstate, ju ... Read More


Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

Jewish High Holy Days start Wednesday

The Jewish High Holy Days start Wednesday, and Cowetans will be taking part in observances of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Congregation B&r ... Read More


Ferst Foundation accepting registrants for ride

This year has been a successful one for the Coweta Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. The non-profit organization provides age-appropr ... Read More


Newnan Centre’s second entrance delayed

The Newnan Centre’s second entrance and roundabout on Lower Fayetteville Road has been delayed, according to the Newnan Center Convent ... Read More

Marrero inaugurated as UWG president

Hundreds of students, staff, local leaders and alumni were on hand Friday to witness the official inauguration of Dr. Kyle Marrero at the Un ... Read More