Tyrone

Comedy kicks off the season at the Legacy

The cast of “Moonlight and Magnolias.” Photo/Submitted.

Tickets are now on sale for Ron Hutchinson’s “Moonlight & Magnolias,” the hilarious comedy about the creation of ‘Gone with the Wind’. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the classic film, this farce will be the first of five exciting shows being produced by The Legacy Theatre this season.

“We think our audiences are going to love Moonlight & Magnolias,” says artistic director, Mark Smith, who is also directing the fast-paced production. Read More»

Crossroads students pray at flagpole

Hundreds gathered in Tyrone Wednesday to offer up prayers for the nation. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Crossroads Christian School (CCS) students gathered together Wednesday morning for the global prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” Surrounding the flagpole outside the First Baptist Church of Tyrone, the students prayed for the nation, U.S. military, government leaders and local missionaries.

The throng of students, pre-K through eighth grade, celebrated freedom of religion alongside their teachers and invited guests, including Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Brandon Perkins and Probate Judge Robert Ruppenthal. Read More»

Wrestling comes to town

Wrestling comes to town

One of the members of the Beautiful Bald Beasties, standing, lowers the doom on Drew Adler at the Sept. 21 wrestling tournament that was part of the multitude of week-long events at the 2014 edition of Tyrone Founders Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Good neighbors

Master Gardner Sandy Golden (left photo), Heather and River Colvin in right photo.

Hopewell United Methodist Church member and Master Gardner Sandy Golden led a group from Hopewell on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, as they cleaned up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Heather and River Colvin worked hard to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary in Tyrone. Photos/Special.

Tyrone is tuning up for its biggest celebration

The parade is always the highlight of Founders Day. This year's festival features a variety of activities all during the week. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Founders Day festivities will occur for a full week

By Bethan Adams
badams@TheCitizen.com

The 38th annual Tyrone Founders Day is a weeklong festival this year. The schedule ranges from new events, like a kids’ fishing rodeo (worms provided), to old favorites, featuring Saturday night fireworks.

Jennifer Patton, recreation director, said the town was seeking more community involvement by prolonging the festival from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 13-21.

The festival is full of firsts, including the All-Star wrestling match Sept. 21. Read More»

Vacuum cleaner thieves nabbed after chase

The attempt by three men to steal vacuum cleaners from a store in Peachtree City then get away clean did not pan out as they expected. A pursuit by Tyrone police officers ended with the getaway car crashing into a telephone pole in Union City.

Samuel Etuk, 28, of Riverdale, was charged by Tyrone officers with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, shoplifting and nearly a dozen other charges relating to the incident, according to Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

Ryan Bing, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with obstruction, according to Tyrone police. Read More»

Newest member

Newest member

Jeff Duncan is sworn into office after a unanimous vote to select him as a new Planning Commission member during the Tyrone council meeting Sept. 4. Photo/Bethan Adams

Tyrone holds the line on tax millage rate

Tyrone Town Hall. File photo.

The Tyrone Town Council on Aug. 21 held with tradition and did not raise the millage rate on property taxes. That said, the 2.889-mill tax rate amounts to an increase since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased.

The millage rate was approved by unanimous vote. The increase in property tax revenue is projected to be $14,229, a 1.8 percent increase. The total number of dollars anticipated to be collected in property tax for 2014 is $920,468, according to Town Manager Kyle Hood. Read More»

Sitton-Bearden engagement

Meagan Danielle Sitton engaged to Michael Scott Bearden

Michael S. Sitton and Karla W. Sitton would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Meagan Danielle Sitton to Michael Scott Bearden. The bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Kathleen Whitehead and Estelle McMillian (late). She is the great-granddaughter of Warren and Corrie Alma (late) Phillips and the late Julian Perry and Mae Nell Strickland. The groom is the son of David and Lela Bearden. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Bearden (late) and Ray and Eloise McElwaney (late). Read More»

‘Undie Sundays’ net big haul for local clothing bank

Real Life Center volunteer coordinator Vicki Troyer R) receives the donations from Debbie Hamby, treasurer of Hopewell Methodist Women. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recently donated 356 pairs of underwear to The Real Life Center for those in need.

The underwear was collected during “Undie Sundays” this summer. The congregation collected underwear for men, women, and children and Hopewell Methodist Women repackaged the donations, three to a bag, for the Real Life Center to distribute to their clients in need. Read More»