Tyrone

In your Easter bonnet ...

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Members of the Serendipity Sunday School class at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone paid homage to their mothers and grandmothers this Easter by wearing hats. It harkened back to a time when this season meant new clothes, shoes, hats, and gloves to emphasize a newness of spirit and a recommitment of life.

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes bringing Goliath Mud Challenge to Tyrone May 31

Thrill-seeking athletes will soon have an opportunity to showcase their adventurous side. After a successful inaugural year in 2013, the Goliath Mud Challenge will return on Saturday, May 31.

As the event’s beneficiary, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to create a competitive experience that builds character and dedication while embracing relationships and strategic partnerships. Read More»

The Jazz Era comes to Tyrone

The cast of "Chicago." Photo/Special.

The wait is over! On April 18, the Legacy Theatre, Atlanta’s only full-time professional theatre will present the Tony Award winning musical, “Chicago.”

Boasting a popular score with songs like “And All That Jazz,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Me and My Baby,” the Legacy’s production marks the first time “Chicago” has been seen on a local Atlanta stage in over 10 years.

“We are beyond thrilled for the opportunity to produce ‘Chicago’ at the Legacy,” said executive producer, Bethany Hayes Smith, who also stars as Roxie Hart in this production. Read More»

Hopewell members share shearing with congregation

1. Alpacas wait patiently for their turn to be sheared.
2. A curious alpaca looks on as a fellow alpaca goes under the clippers for the annual spring shearing. 
3. Alpaca shearer David Carrell, left, and his assistant, Colin, shearing one of the alpacas on the Ziegler farm.
4. Alpaca owner Sally Ziegler, foreground, stuffs alpaca fleece into a bag held by Lois McFarland. The bags are sent to a processing plant in Tennessee and turned into weaving yarn. Photos/Special.

By Elaine Pierce

Special to The Citizen

Sally and Lon Ziegler moved from Vermont to Tyrone last year but they didn’t come by themselves. They brought a small herd of alpacas with them and created a new home on Tyrone Rd. Sally, a weaver by passion, works full time at a jewelry store and her husband is employed by Delta Air Lines. Read More»

Lunch and learn with the mayor

Lunch and learn with the mayor

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial lunches with Burch Elementary student Ude Ike during the school's "Lunch and Learn" program. Students were excited to share a special luncheon with a community leader while one special student was given the chance to be principal. It was a great time of leadership mentoring and self-esteem building for the students. Photo/Special.

Members of Hopewell UMC help feed the hungry

Hopewell UMC members (left to right) Meredith Beard, Sandy Golden, Lois McFarland, and Rich Madrid work to help package over 10,000 meal packets for hungry people around the world. Photos/Special.

On Saturday morning, March 29, 65 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone met at the church to pack meals for the “Stop Hunger Now” organization. In just slightly over an hour the participants packed over 10,000 meals for hungry people around the world. The packaged meals are boxed and sent to a warehouse and are then distributed to areas of the greatest need. Read More»

Peachtree Wind Ensemble will present concert at Flat Creek Baptist

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a Spring Concert by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m.

The concert will feature selections by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, John Phillup Sousa, and Henry Filmore. Admission is free.

The Peachtree Wind Ensemble is a volunteer community band which includes musicians from Fayette County and the surrounding areas. The band performs several concerts a year in various venues around the area. Flat Creek Baptist Church is at 161 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville, between Ga. Hwy. 54 and Tyrone Road.

Principal’s paperwork

Principal’s paperwork

Robert J. Burch Elementary Assistant Principal Tammy Sibley confers with Davis Chapman, a second-grade student performing part of his responsibilities as “Principal for a Day.” Chapman was selected as part of a fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization and used by the school to foster leadership mentoring and students’ self-esteem. Photo/Special.

Hopewell needs help for meal-packing event Sat.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone invites the community to help package over 10,000 meals that will be shipped to those in need around the world. This annual meal packing event will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m, at the church.

The event is supported by “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to those in need. More than 75 countries are currently being served. The goal of “Stop Hunger Now” is to end hunger in the current generation’s lifetime. Read More»

COS Lutheran plans special service at new Tyrone property March 30

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will offer a special service and activities at its property at 411 Palmetto Road, Tyrone, on Sunday, March 30. Worship begins at 12:30 p.m., but participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch to eat before worship begins.

GraceFlock Band will lead in worship, along with Shepherd’s Flock Singers. After worship, children may enjoy egg hunts by age group, crafts, and games. Read More»

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