Linda Margaret Thurlby, 72, of Tyrone

Linda Margaret Thurlby

Linda Margaret Thurlby, 72, of Tyrone, Ga., passed away April 28, 2013 (27 years to the day of her mother's passing). Read More»

Living Proof to celebrate 10th anniversary

Members of Living Proof Church, 414 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone, have planned their 10th anniversary celebration for Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the standard Sunday praise and worship services and children and youth programs.

The 10:45 a.m. worship service will include performances by musicians who previously attended Living Proof, speakers who were instrumental in founding and developing the church, a vision for the church’s coming years of praise and service ministry, and a few surprises.

Lunch, games and a time to enjoy friends and family will follow the service. Read More»

4-legged racers join 2-legged runners for a purpose

4-legged racers join 2-legged runners for a purpose

This one-of-a-kind 5K race included a number of four-legged entries April 6 in Tyrone as part of the annual Paws for a Purpose fundraiser held at Shamrock Park and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fayette Daybreak. Photo/Scott Johnson.

Poochie smoochie in Tyrone

Poochie smoochie in Tyrone

Shamrock Park was filled April 6 with dogs of all descriptions as part of the 5th annual Paws for a Purpose fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fayette Daybreak. There was plenty of running and jumping around to fill the morning’s activites, and a lot of just plain fun. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whitewater HS Choral Dept. presents ‘Hair’

 The cast of 'Hair' as performed by Whitewater High School students. Photo by Turner Photo design.

For the annual 10th annual Whitewater Spectacular, the WHS Choral Department is putting the finishing touches on the “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Hair.”

“Hair” is a stage work in two acts that tells the story of the “tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Read More»

Sandy Creek HS presents ‘Copacabana’

Sandy Creek High School presents Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” April 18-21 at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Show times are 7 p.m. on April 18, 19, and 20 and 2 p.m. on April 21. From left, Korin Blake-Chung, Tyler Spezzano, Katelynn Dallman, Jerrell Melton, Jackson Mulhall, and Chisom Awachie. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s Choral Department presents Barry Manilow’s stage musical “Copacabana” on April 18-21 at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Show times are 7 p.m. on April 18, 19, and 20. A matinee at 2 p.m. will be presented on Sunday, April 21. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the SCHS front office for $7 or at the door for $10.

“Copacabana,” written by Barry Manilow, Jack Sussman, and Bruce Feldman, is described by MTI International as “a love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s.” Read More»

Hopewell United Methodist shifts early morning service

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone has changed the time of the early service to 9 a.m. beginning immediately. The service was previously held at 8:30 a.m. The second service is still at 11 a.m.

The Sunday school hour will continue to be offered from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Hopewell is located at 351 Jenkins Rd., directly across from Sandy Creek High School. For more information contact the church office, 770-306-7537.

Reps. Mabra, Fludd talk state budget, juvenile justice

Representatives Ronnie Mabra (L) and Virgil Fludd at town hall meeting in Tyrone. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone Elementary School was the setting March 23 for a legislative town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-64) and freshman Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-63). The general thrust of the town hall meeting was to provide an overview of some of the legislation under consideration before the session ends later this week. A sampling of those topics included the budget, juvenile justice reform, ethics reform and the updated gun carry bill. Read More»

Decision on Brooks, Tyrone schools ‘tough’? Mostly, it was ‘stupid’

I once worked under the same roof as Lewis Grizzard, a fellow some of you will remember. I was not a close friend, but I knew him well enough to figure he would have enjoyed doing a column or two about the goofy Fayette County news I saw in The Citizen last week.

First was the lengthy guest editorial by Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown praising the Fayette County Board of Education in making the “tough decisions” to close four schools, including Tyrone where my granddaughter is a student. Read More»

Company of kids to present ‘Godspell Jr.’ at The Legacy through March 24

More than 100 children in rotating casts will present “Godspell Jr.” through March 24 at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. Photo/Special.

“Prepare Ye the Way” for Godspell Jr. at The Legacy Theatre! Composer Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked, Pippin) first and most beloved musical is being presented on the Legacy Stage through this weekend with the four different casts bringing to life the Gospel of St. Matthew.

This is the fourth “Jr.” production that the Legacy has produced, having previously brought “Honk,” “Dear Edwina,” and “Thoroughly Modern Mille” to the stage, and the casts are comprised entirely of students in the theater’s Legacy Studios classes. Read More»