Hopewell will deliver gifts, collect donations, kick off new programs

Hopewell UMC members annually collect gifts for needy children in the area. Help is needed to deliver the gifts this Saturday, Dec. 21. Those willing to help deliver gifts can see Tom Wilson or contact the church office, 770-306-7537. The group will meet at the church approximately 8:30 a.m. to load up vehicles. Volunteers should be completed by 11 a.m. Read More»

Ground broken on new fire station for Tyrone

Groundbreaking for the 9,500 sq. ft. replacement for Fire Station 3 located at Jenkins Road and Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone was held Thursday. Pictured from left are Commissioner David Barlow, Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson, Commissioner Randy Ognio,Commissioner Steve Brown, Commissioner Allen McCarty, Tyrone Councilwoman Linda Howard, Tyrone Town Manager Kyle Hood and Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Chief David Scarbrough. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ground was broken Thursday for the fire station on Jenkins Road that will replace the station on Senoia Road in the center of Tyrone. Construction time for the nearly 9,500 sq. ft. Fire Station 3 is 300 days. Read More»

Frances Annette Hines Brumbach, age 97 of Tyrone

Mrs. Frances Annette Hines Brumbach, age 97 of Tyrone, Ga. (formerly of East Point, Ga.), died December 6, 2013.

Frances was born in Leesburg, Ga. on October 27, 1916 to the late Marsh and Minnie Hines.  She graduated from Georgia State Woman’s College (now known as Valdosta State University) and enjoyed a rewarding career as a third grade teacher.  Read More»

Robert Hall of Tyrone

Mr. Robert "Roy" Hall of Tyrone passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen D. Hall and is survived by his daughters, Connie Sparks of Port Angeles, Wash.; Donna Watson and her husband, Jerry of Tyrone; sons, Randy Hall and his wife Donna of Luttrell, Tenn.; Keith Creel of Tyrone; granddaughter, Angela Griffin and her husband, Cliff of Sharpsburg; grandsons, Thom Sparks, Steven Sparks, Ryan Hall and his wife Mary; great granddaughters, Ashley Griffin and Sarah Hall. Read More»

Hopewell celebrates Lamar Wallace’s 102nd birthday

Members of Tyrone’s Hopewell UMC celebrated the 102nd birthday of Lamar Wallace by recreating a 1940s themed “USO Canteen.” Members shown here are, front row, L-R, Elaine Pierce, Camden Day, Braeden Hale, and Hunter Vaughn. Back row, L-R, Dorothy Cook, Lamar Wallace, Andi Hale, Bill McKinley, and David Paulk. Photo/Special.

To celebrate member Lamar Wallace’s 102nd birthday this Thursday, members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recreated a 1940s themed “USO Canteen.”

The event was held on Nov. 13.

In the tradition of the USO, church members provided home-made chili and hot dogs, and provided home-grown entertainment from the World War II era. Members scoured attics and basements and provided vintage memorabilia to use as table decorations. Old uniforms were taken out of mothballs and younger and leaner youth were recruited to wear them for the occasion. Read More»

Sexting gets 2 Flat Rock Middle students arrested

Two Flat Rock Middle School students on Nov. 18 were charged in an incident involving sexting. Read More»

Dogwood’s GriefShare seminar starts tonight

Dogwood Church in Tyrone will offer GriefShare - Surviving the Holidays, a seminar, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-9 p.m.

The group will meet in the Atrium area of the church office.

The video presentation offers suggestions on how to handle hard-hitting emotions during the holiday season, what to do about family traditions, how to scale back on activities and holiday preparations, and where to find the strength to go on.

“I learned that it’s okay not to carry on every tradition, and it’s okay to cut back on invitations,” shared a seminar attendee. Read More»

Hopewell welcomes Kenneth White as new director of music ministries

After an extensive search, members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone hired Kenneth A. White as their new director of music ministries. The native Atlantan has a stellar reputation throughout the southeast as both a director and performer of a wide variety of music.

White has 30 years experience in sacred church music, 25 years experience in conducting professional symphony orchestras, 30 years experience in audio-visual and lighting, and 18 years experience as an artistic director and professional fund raiser in the community orchestra and choral arena. Read More»

Volunteers sought to help pack HeroBoxes at Home Depot HQ

HeroBoxes are a welcome sight for U.S. troops deployed overseas, particularly during the holidays. Photo/Special.

A charity in Tyrone that provides customized care packages for U.S. troops overseas is seeking volunteers for a large-scale packing event Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9.

HeroBox will bus the volunteers from their local office to the Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta, and meals will be provided along with a T-shirt in exchange for helping from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., organizers said.

HeroBox is trying to reach a goal of 5,000 boxes and already has donations and supplies on hand for 3,600 of them, said executive director Ryan Housley. Read More»

Tyrone WWII veteran, 101, addresses Newnan group

Tyrone WWII veteran, 101, addresses Newnan group

The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Power Ambassadors on Nov. 11 honored veterans at the organization’s meeting in Newnan. The guest speaker at the meeting was 101-year-old Tyrone resident Lamar Wallace, a veteran of World War II.

As veterans arrived for the meeting at Wesley Woods in Newnan, they were thanked for their service. There were almost 30 veterans in attendance. Each was introduced and their branch of service was announced, said organization spokesperson Theresa Kinzly. Read More»