Tyrone

FrontierFest set for Sept. 29 in Tyrone

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites the community to its FrontierFest on Sept. 29 at 411 Palmetto Road (last property before Coweta County, its new property in Tyrone.

Music begins at 10 a.m., outdoor worship starts at 10:30, lunch featuring Dickey’s Barbecue is at 11:30, and activities for all ages commence at noon.

Members will provide side dishes and desserts. Suggested donation for lunch is $5 per person, with a $15 family maximum.

Scheduled are pony rides, stick horse races, “gold rush,” water balloon toss, Corn Hole, and a “vintage” photo tent. Read More»

James Meals of Tyrone

Mr. James (Ed) Meals of Tyrone passed away September 22, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Meals of Tyrone; daughters, Gale Lucas of Tyrone; Susan Meals of Acworth; sisters, Mary Anne Boyles of Collierville, Tenn.; Virginia Anne James and her husband Paul of Fairfax, Va. and granddaughter, Madison Lucas of Tyrone.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Interment will follow at First Baptist Church of Epworth Cemetery at 3 p.m. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

2 candidate forums slated in Oct.

Two candidate forums have been scheduled to help the public sift through campaign issues ahead of the Nov. 5 municipal elections in Peachtree City and Tyrone.

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City will hold its traditional candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Peachtree Wyndham Conference Center at 6:30 p.m.

And a diverse group of political forces is joining together to host Peachtree City and Tyrone candidates Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. Read More»

Coston, Matthews will face off for Tyrone Council seat

Pota Coston is challenging incumbent Ken Matthews for the Post 3 Tyrone Council seat. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Voters in Tyrone will see only one contested race in the November election. The race for the Post 3 seat on the Tyrone Town Council will have incumbent Ken Matthews facing off against challenger Pota Coston.

The qualifying period for the Post 3 and 4 seats of the Tyrone Town Council ended Friday afternoon with Matthews and Coston qualifying for the Post 3 seat held by Matthews.
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Few candidates qualify for Tyrone races

The qualifying period for the Post 3 and 4 seats of the Tyrone Town Council ended Friday afternoon. By press time Friday only three people had qualified for the seats.

Post 3 Councilman Ken Matthews at press time was the only candidate with competition. Consultant Pota Coston, who ran for office in 2011, also qualified for the Post 3 seat.

Incumbent Councilwoman Gloria Furr was the only qualifier for the Post 4 seat at press time.

The deadline for registration for the November election is Oct. 7.

Sandy Creek fans ready for another big year

Sandy Creek fans ready for another big year

Fans rejoiced after last year’s state football championship win by the Sandy Creek Patriots. Can they pull it off again this year? And what are the prospects of Fayette's other high schools? See our Football Preview section, starting on D1 in the Wednesday print edition, to catch up with fall’s top sport in Fayette County. Also see "Are you ready for some football?" by clicking here. Photo/John Munford.

Qualifying starts Monday for 2 Tyrone council seats

The qualifying period for the Post 3 and 4 seats of the Tyrone Town Council will be held next week. Voting in the November election is at-large.

Post 3 Councilman Ken Matthews and Post 4 Councilwoman Gloria Furr said they will be seeking re-election.

The qualifying period will run from Monday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Aug. 30. from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The qualifying fee is $144.

Qualifying requires continuous residence in the town for the past 12 months.

The deadline for registration for the November election is Oct. 7.

1 year later, unsolved Tyrone murder haunts deputies

Donna Denice Roberts

With scant evidence in Tyrone killing, detectives still hope for a break

If anybody deserved to be spared a deadly bullet, it was Donna Denice Roberts.

Known to everyone as Denice, she never, ever missed Sunday school at The Rock Baptist Church. She collected Barbie dolls, keeping them in their boxes in pristine condition. She loved horseback riding. She also suffered from cerebral palsy, a physical disability that necessitated her grandmother’s care for many years. Read More»

Gov. Deal, BoE needs your help

An open letter to Gov. Nathan Deal: I bet you remember when more than one family had a “crazy uncle.”

You know what I’m talking about: Ol’ Uncle Earl’s daddy bought him the first Mustang on the showroom floor and six months later crazy Earl ran off to Panama City with a 17-year-old car hop.

Well, I hate to tell you, but some crazy uncles have taken over the Fayette County School Board and we need your help. Read More»

Tyrone approves sales tax project list

The Town Town Council approved the list of projects that will be undertaken if the two-year core infrastructure one-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) passes voters’ muster in November. The town expects to receive $2.9 million if the referendum is successful and will use the funds to stormwater, sewer, road sidewalks, road and multi-use paths projects. Read More»

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