ClearWater Academy students honor Dr. M.L. King, Jr., for Black History Month

ClearWater Academy students honor Dr. M.L. King, Jr., for Black History Month

Patrons of the Tyrone Public Library recently attended a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the students of ClearWater Academy. The students presented the poem “Standing Tall” by Jamie McKenzie and favorite quotes by Dr. King in response to many activities and experiences during Black History Month. The Tyrone Public Library offers “Children’s Time” each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ClearWater Academy serves students, ages 6 - 17, with Asperger’s Syndrome, mild autism, ADHD, non-verbal learning disability, pervasive developmental delay and other learning differences. Read More»

Hopewell sets March 23 for third ‘Stop Hunger’ packaging event

Nina and Rachel Madrid and Hal Kemp weigh and seal meal packets that will feed hungry people in developing nations. Hopewell UMC volunteers will pack 15,000 meals this March for the “Stop Hunger Now” organization. Photo/Special.

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church will host their third “Stop Hunger Now” event on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m., at the church in Tyrone. This year they plan to package 15,000 meals to be sent to hungry people all over the globe. Read More»

Creek falls short in state final

Sandy Creek girls react after they battled back against Columbia in the state AAAA championship game Thursday night but lost in a last second put-back, 38-37. Photo/John Munford.

With 17 seconds left in the AAAA state championship game Lady Patriots head coach Cedric King told his players to rebound. As a matter of fact, he screamed it.

Sandy Creek battled back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead from the Lady Eagles of Columbia 37-35 with only 17 seconds remaining in the game.

Columbia’s Shaundricks Mann was fouled on the ensuing possession and hit her first free throw to cut into the lead 37-36. Mann missed her next free throw, but her teammate Miah Spencer gathered the offensive rebound with under 10 seconds to go. Read More»

Creek girls lose heartbreaker

The Lady Patriots battled tough the whole game but fell just short in the final seconds as Columbia hit a winning shot with seconds left to steal the AAAA title. Photo/John Munford.

Sandy Creek's girls basketball team was poised to steal the AAAA championship game against Columbia tonight, but it was Columbia who stole the game in the final seconds with a 38-37 final.

Creek was down nearly the entire game but poured it on in the final quarter against Columbia to take the lead, sending their fans over the edge as the nail-biting end ensued. Full details to come later.

Fayette BoE to close Brooks, Tyrone, 2 other schools

Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg (center) reacts to Chair Marion Key’s call for a vote to close one of four schools. Board member Mary Kay Bacallao (L), who voted against all closures, looks on. Photo/Maggie Zerkus.

Still to come: Personnel cuts of more than 200 people — including 100 parapros — to close $15 million budget gap Read More»

Cub Scouts gather food for needy families

Cub Scouts gather food for needy families

These scouts from Cub Scout Pack 75 gather around food items collected in the annual Scouting for Food program during February. All the proceeds go to local food banks and help to feed hundreds of families each month in the local area. In the front row (L-R) are Matthew Villiger, and Vernon Smith; in the back row are (L-R) Aiden Giffen, Blake Noah, Christopher Priddy, William Chidester, Andrew Yaeger and Austin Cummings. Pack 75 collected 1,079 food items for the Real Life Center in Tyrone. Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. Read More»

Tyrone approves business park plan

The Tyrone Planning Commission on Feb. 28 gave unanimous approval to a preliminary plat consisting of 40.86 acres that will be the site of the Hobgood Business Park. The site is part of a larger tract of more than 300 acres on the town’s north side situated on the west side of Ga. Highway 74 north of Peggy Lane/Jenkins Road and south of the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Hwy. 74. The property is owned by Hobgood Family, LP. Read More»

Tyrone chief decries changes to seizure laws

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins. November 2011 file photo.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins is concerned about proposed state legislation that would make it more difficult for law enforcement to seize cash, cars and other property used in the drug trade.

In a letter to Tyrone residents, Perkins notes that such seizures are one of the best ways to hit drug dealers where it hurts most: in their wallet. Because many drug offenders only serve two or three years in prison, going after the money produced by their organizations is one of the most effective ways to combat drug criminals, Perkins wrote. Read More»

Allen Anderson Jackson, age 91, of Tyrone

Mr. Allen Anderson Jackson, age 91, of Tyrone, Ga. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga. after a short illness.

He was born in White Plains, Ga. on Aug. 5, 1921 to the late Arthur and Estelle Anderson.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Hart Jackson and a daughter Angie Jackson.

He is survived by a son, Robert Jackson, and his grandchildren; Brook and Chris Mullins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Brad Jackson of China. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Martha Reid, age 89, of Tyrone

Mrs. Martha Reid, born July 5, 1923, of Tyrone passed away Feb. 17, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Reid; son, Mike Reid and is survived by her sons, Jerald Reid of Fayetteville; Spencer Reid and his wife Diane of Hampton; Vick Reid and his wife Shelly of Tyrone; daughter-in-law, Marie Reid of Fayetteville; 19 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

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