Berry-picking in Tyrone to help needy families

Berry-picking in Tyrone to help needy families

Jack and Shirley Smith pick vine-fresh blackberries, part of a ripening crop right of both blackberries and blueberries at the Real Life Fruit Orchard. The orchard was started in 2011 with the help of many individuals and businesses to help provide fresh fruit for families going through tough times. The fruit compliments the fresh vegetables that are currently received through the Master Gardeners, Two Doves Farms and several community gardens. Read More»

Honoring a fallen Fayette soldier

Honoring a fallen Fayette soldier

The Robert W. Collins Post Office in Tyrone received an addition Wednesday as members of the Fayette County American Legion Post 105 installed a photographic plaque that commemorated the life of the local man who was killed in Iraq in 2010. The plaque includes photos of Lt. Collins as a Sandy Creek High School football player, later in his dress blues and finally, in a photo taken the day before he was killed. Pictured, from left, are parents Deacon and Sharon Collins, Postmaster Ken George and Post 105 director John Christ. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Hopewell UMC’s VBS will feature SonSurfBeach Bash

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone invites children in the community to Vacation Bible School June 17-20.

“Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.” said Karen Hoyt, director of children’s ministry. “We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and parents in our neighborhood.” Read More»

Herobox gets a ride

Herobox gets a ride

Tyrone’s Herobox non-profit organization will get some recognition this week thanks to ARCA Driver Garrett Smithley of Peachtree City will will be making his debut on the circuit in Pocono. The Herobox logo is on the hood of Smithley’s ride in the race; Smithley’s Chevy Impala is prepared and operated by Creation-Cope Racing, which donated the space for Herobox, which prepares specialized care packages for American troops overseas. Photo/Special.

Free berries are ready for pickin’ at Real Life Center’s orchard in Tyrone

Shown is Theresa Wash planting the berries when the orchard was created. Today they are ripe and ready to pick. Photo/Special.

Looking for a new way to serve locally that the whole family can do?

Check out the new Harvest for Real Life U-Pick Berry Patch at Dogwood Church in Tyrone. It’s a great way to have the whole family serve together and pick berries to help local families going through the hard times in life.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday (9-11 a.m.) beginning this month, are U-Pick days. Members of the community can pick some for others and take some home at no cost to them as a gift … or simply pick and give. Read More»

Sandy Creek principal: Parents welcome to bring concerns to school administration

Parents, students and community members, as the 2012-13 school year comes to a close and we look forward to the summer, which will bring relaxation and enjoyment with family and friends, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our many supporters and community leaders. We appreciate your commitment and involvement in our school. Read More»

More than 1,600 will graduate Friday in Fayette

The 2013 Fayette County valedictorians and salutatorians include: (front row L-R) Whitewater Salutatorian Amy Melton and Whitewater Valedictorian Haley Brown; (middle row L-R) FCHS Salutatorian Tanaz Meghjani, FCHS Valedictorian Danish Dhanani, McIntosh Valedictorian Hannah Mason and McIntosh Salutatorian Tori Kinamon; and (third row L-R) SMHS Salutatorian Christopher Pham, SMHS Valedictorian Shane Mudrinich, SCHS Salutatorian Tyler Hall and SCHS Valedictorian Daniel Schoon. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Graduation for the Class of 2013 is here. Graduation ceremonies for the 1,663 seniors across the Fayette County School System are scheduled for Friday at the respective high schools.

The five high schools will hold graduation ceremonies at their respective stadiums at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24.

Inclement weather plans call for each school to hold the ceremonies in the same locations on Saturday, May 25.

If held Saturday, ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. at Sandy Creek and at 10 a.m. at the other schools.
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Martha Louise Pierce of Tyrone

Mrs. Martha Louise Pierce of Tyrone passed away May 20, 2013. Read More»

BoE’s Presberg slams printing of letter as ‘feeding racist attitudes’

Our family has been quite upset since reading last week’s published attack on Sandy Creek High School.

How can a newspaper be so irresponsible as to publish an anonymous attack based on hearing about one part of one isolated incident? As far as we know, no one tried to do any reporting or fact finding related to Sandy Creek High School. No one checked with any administrators or students. No one called any parents or teachers. Read More»

Teacher defends Sandy Creek H.S.

I am disappointed at the shot the author of the “Fayette’s soon-to-be inner city school” letter took at Sandy Creek High School alleging certain behavior problems at the school.

I am a history teacher at Sandy Creek with 20 years of teaching experience in Georgia. I have also taught at McIntosh High School and at Westlake High School.

While every school I have worked in has different students, different demographics, and different performance, they share common truths. There will always be some students who get in trouble, but the vast majority of our students are good kids. Read More»