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»

PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

Community prepares for Easter, Passover this week

The south side religious community —  both Christians and Jews —  are gearing up for a busy week since Holy Week and Easter as well as the beginning of the Jewish celebration of Passover occur in the same week. Christians’ Holy Week continues Wednesday through Sunday, culminating in Easter Sunday, April 8, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jewish Passover begins on Saturday, April 7, and continues through April 13.

Christian Holy Week ends the 40-day season of Lent which began on Ash Wednesday in February.
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Bad news for Fayette taxers: Digest devalued 10%

The news could hardly be worse for the tax levying entities in Fayette County. Figures from the Fayette County Tax Assessor’s Office show a 10.39 percent decrease in the value of real property for the 2012 tax digest. That translates into a drop of nearly $500 million in property value — mostly the same property but worth a lot less.

That means fewer tax dollars can be collected at current tax rates. Read More»

PTC apartment burglary sparks chase

Suspects escaped on foot; $2,500 reward offered

An apartment burglary in Peachtree City late Friday morning set off a police chase that ran through Tyrone and south Fulton County.

A Tyrone police officer tried to pull over a black Buick Lucerne with a U.S. Army auto tag that had fled the scene, but the driver refused to stop and continued on Ga. Highway 74 into Fairburn, onto Interstate 85 and then Ga. Highway 138 in Union City. Read More»

Deputies hunt burglary suspects in S. Fulton

Fayette County sheriff's deputies are hunting two burglary suspects who sped away from a deputy who tried to stop them in Tyrone.

The pursuit led the deputy and other law enforcement through Tyrone and south Fulton County a few minutes ago. The suspects ditched their vehicle on Spicewood Court near Love T. Nolan elementary school in College Park and deputies are on foot trying to locate the suspects, with the Hawk 1 helicopter in the air above and K-9 tracking teams on their way to the scene.

It is believed the suspects may be armed with firearms stolen during the burglary. Read More»

Barlow: Bailing water, ignoring hole in boat

I am blessed that my children are grown and that I have the time available to get active in local government.

We have got a real mess on our hands at the county level right now. It’s obvious to anyone who attends the meetings that the majority voting block made up of Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan simply isn’t representing the citizens of our county.

Watching the citizens get steamrolled at the meetings motivated me to throw my hat in the ring to run against Herb Frady. Read More»

Tyrone First Christian announces activities through Holy Week

The First Christian Church of Tyrone has released a slate of upcoming events leading up through Holy Week.

This Saturday, March 31, the congregation will have a work day to prepare the grounds and building for the Holy Season. Coffee will be served starting at 8 a.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a Low Country Boil meal, followed by a showing of he movie “Courageous” at 7 p.m. Childcare is provided for children up through first grade age. Read More»

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