Tyrone

Revenue upswing translates to raises for Tyrone employees

When it comes to a municipal budget, the outlook for Tyrone’s general fund could hardly be better. The 2014-2015 proposed budget includes $3.49 million in revenues and $3.12 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at $3,489,723 while expenses are projected at $3,118,017, a difference of $371,706 to the good. Read More»

Class of 2014’s 1,671 seniors to march Friday

Vals and sals — (Front, L-R) Fayette County High School Valedictorian Menaka Reddy; Salutatorian Casey Patterson; McIntosh High School Salutatorian Sue Liang;  MHS Valedictorian Jacob Wilson. (C) Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian Savannah Eichhorn; Salutatorian Sarah Estrada; McIntosh Salutatorian Airyn Nash. (Top) Whitewater High School Valedictorian Bonnie Hester; Salutatorian Austin Dill; Starr’s Mill High School Valedictorian Vivian Nguyen; Salutatorian Julia Oden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School System’s Class of 2014 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools Friday night.

Once they toss their hats in the air, more than 91 percent of all graduating seniors plan to go to either college or tech schools, according to figures supplied by the school system. Many of them will go on to post-secondary classes using part of the nearly $25 million in scholarship money awarded to students at the five high schools. Read More»

Gospel singing planned this Saturday

An evening of Country Gospel Singing will be offered at the home of Johnny Cochran, 306 Tyrone Rd. in Tyrone, this Saturday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Catered refreshments will be available. All proceeds will go to Promise Place, a local battered women’s shelter, for the fight against domestic violence and to support battered women.

For more information, call 770-487-4554.

Henry-Heinisch Engagement

Krista Louise Henry engaged to Christopher Ryan Heinisch

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Henry, Jr. of Hoover, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Louise Henry, to Christopher Ryan Heinisch, son of Mr. Randy Heinisch of Fairburn, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. David Dias of Tyrone, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Rollins, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. William L. Henry, all of Birmingham, Ala. Read More»

Survivors march at the Relay for Life

Survivors march at the Relay for Life

The annual Survivor’s Walk was a key moment in Fayette County’s 2014 Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event was hosted May 3 at Sandy Creek High School. At dusk luminaries were lit to remember cancer victims who have passed away, a poignant moment to recall the devastating effects of the disease. Photo/Special.

Hopewell UMC congregation bids farewell to Candler intern

The Rev. Billy Beard, left, senior minister at Hopewell UMC, presents a cake to intern Cassie Light at a farewell reception given in her honor. Following her graduation from Candler School of Theology, she will become a minister in the Lutheran church. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, April 27, Hopewell United Methodist Church bid farewell to Cassie Light, a Candler School of Theology student who has spent the past nine months in an internship at Hopewell. Light will now head for graduation and ordination as a minister in the Lutheran church.

While at Hopewell, Light was given the opportunity to preach several sermons, led a bi-monthly Bible study, and performed a variety of jobs to familiarize herself with church work.

She endeared herself to the congregation and they presented her with a beautiful white ministerial robe to wear in her new profession. Read More»

Sandy Creek’s spring show is set for this weekend

Sandy Creek choral students rehearse for the annual spring show, which will feature the music of Hollywood,is May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at Sandy Creek High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School choruses will present the 2014 spring show, “Lights, Camera, Action: A Celebration of the Music of Hollywood,” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at SCHS.

An annual event produced by senior choral students, the show will include all five choruses (Freshmen Women, Advanced Women, Chamber Choir, Men’s Ensemble, and Treble Choir), who will perform popular songs from Hollywood, a number of which will feature student-choreographed dances. Read More»

Hopewell United Methodist plans Chick-N-Que

Hopewell United Methodist Men will have their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the church in Tyrone. Proceeds from the event will help support men’s group mission programs.

The menu will feature half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, and iced tea for $8 per plate.

Advanced tickets are available from the church office. Call 770-306-7537.

The seniors’ group, “Recycled Kids,” will offer homemade baked goods during the day as well.

Hopewell United Methodist is located at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, across from Sandy Creek High School.

‘SCHS’s dogma of the day’

To some within the Fayette County Board of Education, Sandy Creek High School’s seven-period day schedule may seem excessive and even unfair relative to scheduling at the other high schools. Academic teachers receive two “off“ periods (one being a traditional planning period and the other being a Professional Learning Community, or PLC, period designated for sharing best practices, staff development, etc.). Read More»

Sandy Creek student wins entrepreneur competition

Sandy Creek High School student Ellie Klarl was named the winner of The Entrepreneurship Project at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce on April 2. From left to right: Panel judge Doug Bates of CMIT Technology Solutions, panel judge Jan Krzykwa of TCIS, The Complete Insurance Solution, FCBOE CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins, SCHS teacher Melanie Duncan, SCHS student Ellie Klarl, Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow, and Fayette Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs.

Student teams from four Fayette County high schools participated in the April 2 county competition of The Entrepreneurship Project, a Fayette Chamber of Commerce program designed to encourage and recognize students with an entrepreneurial spirit who desire to start a business someday.

Ellie Klarl, of Sandy Creek High School, was named the winner of the county competition for her business plan for Paws & Claws Pet Ranch. Melanie Duncan, SCHS Career & Technology teacher, also won recognition as the instructor for the winning student/team. Read More»

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