Tyrone

Hopewell United Methodist plans Chick-N-Que

Hopewell United Methodist Men will have their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the church in Tyrone. Proceeds from the event will help support men’s group mission programs.

The menu will feature half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, and iced tea for $8 per plate.

Advanced tickets are available from the church office. Call 770-306-7537.

The seniors’ group, “Recycled Kids,” will offer homemade baked goods during the day as well.

Hopewell United Methodist is located at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, across from Sandy Creek High School.

‘SCHS’s dogma of the day’

To some within the Fayette County Board of Education, Sandy Creek High School’s seven-period day schedule may seem excessive and even unfair relative to scheduling at the other high schools. Academic teachers receive two “off“ periods (one being a traditional planning period and the other being a Professional Learning Community, or PLC, period designated for sharing best practices, staff development, etc.). Read More»

Sandy Creek student wins entrepreneur competition

Sandy Creek High School student Ellie Klarl was named the winner of The Entrepreneurship Project at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce on April 2. From left to right: Panel judge Doug Bates of CMIT Technology Solutions, panel judge Jan Krzykwa of TCIS, The Complete Insurance Solution, FCBOE CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins, SCHS teacher Melanie Duncan, SCHS student Ellie Klarl, Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow, and Fayette Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs.

Student teams from four Fayette County high schools participated in the April 2 county competition of The Entrepreneurship Project, a Fayette Chamber of Commerce program designed to encourage and recognize students with an entrepreneurial spirit who desire to start a business someday.

Ellie Klarl, of Sandy Creek High School, was named the winner of the county competition for her business plan for Paws & Claws Pet Ranch. Melanie Duncan, SCHS Career & Technology teacher, also won recognition as the instructor for the winning student/team. Read More»

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.

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