Christmas show benefits Sandy Creek fine arts

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of A Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Kids help light the Christmas tree in Tyrone

Kids help light the Christmas tree in Tyrone

Way of Life Real Kids sing “Jingle Bells” Saturday during the annual tree lighting ceremony to officially open the Christmas holiday season in Tyrone. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Tyrone woman, 82, tackles Currahee Mountain

Barbara Wolfe at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa. Photo/Special.

A long-time Tyrone resident recently completed one of the most challenging hikes offered in the state of Georgia: the famous “three miles up and three miles down” at Currahee Mountain in Toccoa.

Barbara Wolfe, 82, insists it wasn’t that big of an accomplishment, because she walks about two miles a day when she doesn’t have other yard work to do such as raking leaves and the like. Read More»

PTC program will help seniors with fall and fire prevention

The Peachtree City Fire Department and Fayette Senior Services are joining forces on a program to help local seniors all over the county, especially those who are shut-in, with fall and fire prevention assistance.

This week a team is attending an education course that will lead to the training of Meals On Wheels volunteers so they can identify potential hazards in the home that might cause one to fall, along with potential fire hazards as well. Read More»

Linda Honrath of Tyrone

Mrs. Linda Honrath (Coffee Lady) of Tyrone passed away Nov. 23, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Honrath of Tyrone; daughters, Diana Honrath of Fayetteville and Dianeme Frye of Myron, Ga.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Billy Rowe officiating.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until service time at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

'Winter Wonderettes' opens Friday at Legacy Theatre

'Winter Wonderettes' opens Friday at Legacy Theatre

When it comes to holiday shows at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, lightning can strike twice. The full-time, professional theater has consistently offered its patrons holiday–themed sequels to many of its most successful shows. “Plaid Tidings,” “A Tuna Christmas,” and “Sanders’ Family Christmas” were hilarious follow-ups to “Forever Plaid,” “Greater Tuna” and “Smoke on the Mountain,” respectively. Even last year’s smash hit, “The Andrews Sisters: A Christmas of Swing,” was a sequel (which will return to the Legacy next year with the Godwin sisters reprising their roles). Read More»

Army major address Tyrone at Veterans Day ceremony

Army major address Tyrone at Veterans Day ceremony

Former Tyrone resident and keynote speaker U.S. Army Maj. John Burrescia addressed nearly 100 area residents at the Tyrone Veterans Day event held Nov. 12 at Veterans Memorial Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone’s Chance to be 2nd highest ranking Senate officer

IN a file photo from summer 2011, Sen. Ronnie Chance (R) receives the Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, presented at a Fayette County Commission meeting. Chairman Herb Frady watches at left. Photo/John Munford.

Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) was elected by the Senate Republican Caucus Nov. 15 to become the next majority leader of the Georgia State Senate, effective with the start of the 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly in January.

The Senate Republican Caucus held leadership elections Thursday during a retreat at Little Ocmulgee State Park, where they were scheduled also to adopt caucus rules and proposed Senate rules for the upcoming legislative session. Read More»

Flat Rock Middle hosts benefit for hurricane victims

The Flat Rock Middle School Fine Arts Department is planning a benefit spaghetti dinner and concert to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy Thursday, Nov. 15. Read More»

Good will win in end

I wanted to vote for Obama simply because he is a black guy. Having a black fellow leading our country sends a message to the world. That even though we have stumbled a number of times since our humble beginnings, we do strive to achieve those ideals so elegantly proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and that we are still an exceptional, protean people capable of going beyond the prosaic and achieving the exceptional despite our faults and shortcomings. Read More»

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