Tyrone

Beautifying Tyrone

Some of the volunteers are shown from Left: Jimmy Miller, Chris Worley, Lori Barnes and Miles Barnes.

Eight “Road Warriors” of First Christian Church of Tyrone tackled the streets of Tyrone last Saturday in an effort to simply serve their home town. They cleaned up all sorts of things in the way of trash, debris, and cigarette butts, just trying to improve the looks of of their city. The clean-up is planned to be a periodic event. Some of the volunteers are shown from Left: Jimmy Miller, Chris Worley, Lori Barnes and Miles Barnes. Also helping were Marcus Garrett, Noah Garrett, Renee Garrett and Pastor Dan Roberts. First Christian is at 294 Jenkins Road. Read More»

Help pack ‘Stop Hunger Now’ packets at Hopewell Saturday

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is inviting men, women and children of all ages to participate in its upcoming “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m.

Members of the church and others will package 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.

The last time members of Hopewell participated in one of these events they packaged 10,000 meals in less than an hour. Read More»

Girl’s best friend in Tyrone

Girl’s best friend in Tyrone

Shamrock Park in Tyrone was packed with canine contestants on April 14 at the 4th Annual Paws for a Purpose Charity Dog Walk sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fayette Daybreak to benefit Canines 4 combat Veterans, READing PAWS, the Fayette Humane Society and the Good Shepherd Pet Rescue. It was a time for the dogs to show off their style, but this one took a minute out to say signal an appreciative hello to a friend. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»

Fludd assesses legislative action at town hall meeting

Rep. Virgil Fludd at an April 10 town hall meeting at Tyrone Elementary School briefed the audience on the highlights and, “lowlights” of the recently-concluded session of the Georgia General Assembly. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For District 66 Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) the occasion was a town hall meeting held April 10 at Tyrone Elementary School. And it was a time to reflect on what he described as the highlights and “lowlights” of the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Speaking to a group of nearly two dozen people in the school’s media center, Fludd said the highlights of the legislation session included the passage of a $19.2 billion budget, tax reform, criminal justice reform, the charter school amendment and metal theft legislation. Read More»

Get set, ready, go!

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park on April 7 could hardly wait for the go-ahead. And all bets were off once the word was given. Kids swarmed the park, making fast work of the more than 4,000 colored eggs supplied by Way of Life Community Church, sponsor of the event again this year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Hopewell UMC invites community to ‘stop hunger’ packaging event

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is inviting men, women and children of all ages to participate in its upcoming “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. Members of the church and others will package 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The last time members of Hopewell participated in one of these events they packaged 10,000 meals in less than an hour. Read More»

Frady voted to OK TSPLOST transit list

Nothing proved the need for better leadership than the April 4 County Commission workshop meeting. Every voter in Fayette County needs to look at the footage from the meeting (www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSCieM4hMh8).

A couple of representatives from the Atlanta Regional Commission gave a presentation on the upcoming July 31 referendum on the Transportation Investment Act also known as TSPLOST. They gave a less than impressive presentation on the referendum using PowerPoint slides full of smiling happy people. Read More»

'Nunsense' opens this week at Legacy Theatre

From left are Fracena Byrd, Eliana Marianes, Nancy Riggs, Mandy Mitchell and Alexandra Duncan. Photo/Special.

For four weekends only, five talented and zany nuns will sing, dance and act their way on to the stage as the smash-hit musical comedy, “Nunsense,” debuts at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Read More»

Tyrone sued over gun shop zoning

A group of Tyrone residents have filed suit against the Tyrone Town Council in Fayette County Superior Court in an effort to overturn the recent inclusion of guns shops as a conditional use in commercial zoning districts such as the one situated adjacent to Southampton subdivision where a gun store and indoor shooting range has been proposed for the Southampton Plaza shopping center on Ga. Highway 74. Read More»

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