Tyrone

Hopewell UMC to host ‘Inside Out’ VBS

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a “Living Inside Out” Vacation Bible School, June 16-19, from 9 a.m. until noon. “Living Inside Out” takes a look at the parables Jesus told and teaches how to take the principles from those stories and put them into practice in everyday life. All attendees and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, music and snacks will be provided each day. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to volunteer to help with the program. Read More»

Hopewell UMC’s Chick-N-Que a huge success, organizers say

Hopewell UMC member Tracy Morrison took a break from volunteering to enjoy one of the delicious barbecued chicken meals prepared by the Methodist Men. The Tyrone church sold nearly 850 meals at its annual Chick-N-Que held May 17th. Photo/Special.

The Methodist Men of Hopewell United Methodist Church held their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 17, and sold nearly all of their 850 barbecued chicken halves.

The first cooking shift, from midnight to 6 a.m, was manned by the Methodist Men and male members of the youth group led by Hopewell’s youth director, Stephen Simon. David Hoyt, president of Hopewell Methodist Men, stated that the youth performed well and he was surprised how mature and responsible they were. Read More»

Hopewell UMC will host ‘Living Inside Out’ VBS

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a “Living Inside Out” Vacation Bible School, June 16-19, from 9 a.m. until noon.

“Living Inside Out” takes a look at the parables Jesus told and teaches how to take the principles from those stories and put them into practice in everyday life.

All attendees and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, music and snacks will be provided each day. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to volunteer to help with the program. Read More»

Revenue upswing translates to raises for Tyrone employees

When it comes to a municipal budget, the outlook for Tyrone’s general fund could hardly be better. The 2014-2015 proposed budget includes $3.49 million in revenues and $3.12 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at $3,489,723 while expenses are projected at $3,118,017, a difference of $371,706 to the good. Read More»

Class of 2014’s 1,671 seniors to march Friday

Vals and sals — (Front, L-R) Fayette County High School Valedictorian Menaka Reddy; Salutatorian Casey Patterson; McIntosh High School Salutatorian Sue Liang;  MHS Valedictorian Jacob Wilson. (C) Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian Savannah Eichhorn; Salutatorian Sarah Estrada; McIntosh Salutatorian Airyn Nash. (Top) Whitewater High School Valedictorian Bonnie Hester; Salutatorian Austin Dill; Starr’s Mill High School Valedictorian Vivian Nguyen; Salutatorian Julia Oden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School System’s Class of 2014 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools Friday night.

Once they toss their hats in the air, more than 91 percent of all graduating seniors plan to go to either college or tech schools, according to figures supplied by the school system. Many of them will go on to post-secondary classes using part of the nearly $25 million in scholarship money awarded to students at the five high schools. Read More»

Gospel singing planned this Saturday

An evening of Country Gospel Singing will be offered at the home of Johnny Cochran, 306 Tyrone Rd. in Tyrone, this Saturday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Catered refreshments will be available. All proceeds will go to Promise Place, a local battered women’s shelter, for the fight against domestic violence and to support battered women.

For more information, call 770-487-4554.

Henry-Heinisch Engagement

Krista Louise Henry engaged to Christopher Ryan Heinisch

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Henry, Jr. of Hoover, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Louise Henry, to Christopher Ryan Heinisch, son of Mr. Randy Heinisch of Fairburn, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. David Dias of Tyrone, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Rollins, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. William L. Henry, all of Birmingham, Ala. Read More»

Survivors march at the Relay for Life

Survivors march at the Relay for Life

The annual Survivor’s Walk was a key moment in Fayette County’s 2014 Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event was hosted May 3 at Sandy Creek High School. At dusk luminaries were lit to remember cancer victims who have passed away, a poignant moment to recall the devastating effects of the disease. Photo/Special.

Hopewell UMC congregation bids farewell to Candler intern

The Rev. Billy Beard, left, senior minister at Hopewell UMC, presents a cake to intern Cassie Light at a farewell reception given in her honor. Following her graduation from Candler School of Theology, she will become a minister in the Lutheran church. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, April 27, Hopewell United Methodist Church bid farewell to Cassie Light, a Candler School of Theology student who has spent the past nine months in an internship at Hopewell. Light will now head for graduation and ordination as a minister in the Lutheran church.

While at Hopewell, Light was given the opportunity to preach several sermons, led a bi-monthly Bible study, and performed a variety of jobs to familiarize herself with church work.

She endeared herself to the congregation and they presented her with a beautiful white ministerial robe to wear in her new profession. Read More»

Sandy Creek’s spring show is set for this weekend

Sandy Creek choral students rehearse for the annual spring show, which will feature the music of Hollywood,is May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at Sandy Creek High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School choruses will present the 2014 spring show, “Lights, Camera, Action: A Celebration of the Music of Hollywood,” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at SCHS.

An annual event produced by senior choral students, the show will include all five choruses (Freshmen Women, Advanced Women, Chamber Choir, Men’s Ensemble, and Treble Choir), who will perform popular songs from Hollywood, a number of which will feature student-choreographed dances. Read More»