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Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

A parking shortage at Fayetteville’s Lafayette Education Center has forced the Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education to move its upcoming Film and Digital Media Industry Open House to Sandy Creek High School, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone.

The Open House will still be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The exact location at Sandy Creek High School will be in the school auditorium, which is located inside the main front entrance. Read More»

Early voting starts in PTC, Tyrone

Early and absentee voting for the elections in Peachtree City and Tyrone starts Monday at each municipality’s respective library.

Registered voters will be able to cast ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both library facilities through Friday, Nov. 1. Those seeking a larger window of time can wait until election day itself on Nov. 5 when their individual precinct will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More»

SCHS Marching Band shines at competition

Sandy Creek High School’s color guard show their winning form. Back row, from left: Chidera Obinali, Katherine Gilmer, Daneila Shoates , Lauren Owens, Ellie Klarl, Bailey Flanigan, Aliyyah Shaheed, Shalaam Nellons, Kasey Melkonian, Karina Clark. Front row, from left: Jazmine Nava, Rachel Brown, Megan D’Errico. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s Marching Patriots took home multiple awards from the 9th Annual Yellow Jacket Classic Marching Contest held Saturday, Oct. 12, in Rockmart.

Sixteen high school bands, including Fayette County’s Sandy Creek High and McIntosh High, competed in the contest held at Rockmart High School.

The Sandy Creek Marching Patriots were awarded second place in the Class AAA marching band division.

Sandy Creek’s drum major, T. Michael Boddie, received a “superior” rating and was awarded first place among Class AAA drum majors. Read More»

Local governments adjust to LOST ruling

The Ga. Dept. of Revenue (DOR) is reviewing an Oct. 7 decision by the Ga. Supreme Court that determined the portion of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Act pertaining to a judicial resolution in a LOST distribution dispute between counties and municipalities to be unconstitutional. The ruling is not expected to affect ongoing local LOST collections. To be on the safe side, Fayette County and its municipalities are meeting this week to re-adopt the LOST distribution agreement reached in January. Read More»

Mayor touts savings, Dienhart wants ‘reform,’ Logsdon cites ‘return to civility,’ Jolly opposes SPLOST

Candidates for the Tyrone and Peachtree City councils face the public Saturday at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. From left, front row, are Tyrone candidate Pota Coston and Peachtree City candidates Stephanie Franz, Cathy Haddix (with microphone), Mike King and Kim Learnard. Back row, from left, are George Dienhart, incumbent Don Haddix, Ryan Jolly and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Councilwoman Learnard: "SPLOST a good business decision"; Mrs. Haddix opposes, says PTC must make budget provisions for its own expenses Read More»

Larry D. Matthews, age 69, of Tyrone

Mr. Larry D. Matthews, age 69, of Tyrone passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Patton Matthews; son, Michael L. Matthews and is survived by his companion, Cherry Graham; son, Ken Matthews and his wife, Susie; daughters, Cortney Dotson and her husband, Gary, Ashley Matthews; siblings, Betty Adams, Noreene Davis, Tommy Matthews, Barbara Neeley, Regina Hembree; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas, Ivy, and Alexander. Read More»

Fayette County arrest reports — Sept. 17–30

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the two weeks indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Monday, Sept. 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Carl Hodges, Jr., born in 1990, of Godby Road, College Park, for revoked or suspended license and expired or no license plate.

Timothy J. Johnson, born in 1966, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for bench warrant.

Rodrigaus M. Keith, born in 1985, of Pintail Road, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license. Read More»

Fayette’s SAT race is led by McIntosh

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School is marked by at least two distinctions this week: An unbeaten football team and the county’s highest test score average on the 2013 Scholastic Aptitude Test.

McIntosh leads in the SAT race with a 1,644-point average, and Starr’s Mill High School is right behind with an SAT average of 1,622. They are followed by Whitewater, Sandy Creek and Fayette County High.
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Fayette OK's $1.8M deal for new fire station on Jenkins Rd.

Fayette OK's $1.8M deal for new fire station on Jenkins Rd.

At long last, Fayette County has approved a construction contract to build a new fire station for the Tyrone area that will be relocated near the Sandy Creek school complex on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74.

A $1.8 million construction bid from Ward General Contractors was approved Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

Easy being green at Tyrone Founders Day

A little rain could not put a damper on the annual Founders Day parade and festivities in Tyrone Sept. 20. Senoia Road was filled with spectators by the time the parade began and everything went off without a hitch. Photo/Ben Nelms.