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Dr. Brian Jefferson, 72, of Tyrone

Dr. Brian "Doc" Jefferson, 72, of Tyrone

Dr. Brian "Doc" Jefferson, 72, of Tyrone, Ga. passed away Sun., Mar. 23, 2014 at Hospice Atlanta.

He was born Aug. 2, 1941 in Wareham, Mass. to the late George Jefferson & Avis Rider Jefferson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Raymond Jefferson.

Brian grew up and graduated from high school in Wareham, Mass. His love of sailing and boating began as a young man spending time in the waters off Cape Cod. Brian spent several years serving his country in the Coast Guard. Read More»

Hopewell seeks help with its Stop Hunger Now project

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»

Julian Morgan, III, 53, of Tyrone

Julian "Jay" Morgan, III, 53, of Tyrone, Ga., passed away March 17, 2014.

He was a graduate of Southern Crescent Technical College and worked as a Service Technician with General Electric.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Morgan of Tyrone; sons Michael Gilbert of Fayetteville, Chad Gilbert and his wife Aliah Danielle of Newnan and Julian Alver Morgan, IV of Tyrone; grandson Noah Gilbert of Newnan and sister Pamela and husband Henry Shelnutt of Senoia and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Tyrone sees 35% drop in serious crime

Serious crimes in Tyrone during 2013 saw a 35 percent decrease over 2012, said Police Chief Brandon Perkins at the annual Town Council retreat March 6. Read More»

Mailbox theft suspects chased from Tyrone to Coweta

What began March 7 as a report of stealing mail in Tyrone quickly led to a pursuit by Peachtree City Police that continued into Coweta County where Coweta deputies clocked the vehicle at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The vehicle was disabled by Coweta deputies on Interstate 85 and the two Atlanta residents in the vehicle were taken to the Fayette County Jail.

Shawntay S. Simmons, 26, was charged with financial identity fraud, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, speeding and obedience to a traffic control device, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

Help Hopewell with stop hunger project

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 our lifetime. Read More»

Help Hopewell with stop hunger project

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 our lifetime. Read More»

Hopewell WMU sponsors paint night

Hopewell Methodist Women recently held a “Paint Night” and 15 women gathered to paint their version of a beautiful cross.

Most of the women had never painted before and artist Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Painting Parties, led them through the steps to produce their masterpiece.

There were 15 grand, glorious, and joyful results and everyone proudly took their paintings home.

Another “Paint Night” is scheduled for July 25. The women will celebrate “Christmas in July” and paint a holiday scene. Read More»

More sewer in Tyrone?

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Council broaches controversial subject; closed school’s future discussed Read More»

Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone attorney Cindy Manning, second from left, was recently presented with the prestigious Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award. Manning mentors students at Sandy Creek High School and is involved with Advo-Kids CASA, Friends of the Tyrone Library and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers among other activities. With Manning from left are Patrise Perkins-Hooker, President Elect of the State Bar of Georgia, Justice Benham and Avarita L. Hanson, executive director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Photo/Special.