Delivering food for the needy

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haa

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haas delivering the most recent food drive donation from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Every 5th Sunday for the past two years St. Paul’s has collected food to support the ministry at Real Life Center, partnering with the Real Life Center to reach families who are hurting in the community. So far this year RLC has distributed over 225,000 lbs. of food, bread and vegetables to families in need of food assistance. Photo/Special.

Tyrone parent uses box tops to help school

Some of Tyrone’s top collectors help Connie Redd (far right) display products that carry the Box Top for Education symbols. Pictured left to right is (back row) Kyla McMullen, fourth grade; Trinity Winne, fifth grade; David Zeiler, fourth grade; (front) Ayden Wright, first grade; and Olivia Lohr, first grade. Photo/Special.

A mom at Tyrone Elementary thinks outside the box a lot, and she wants others to do the same to help the county’s students and teachers. Read More»

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Students with the Flat Rock Middle School Band were just one of the groups that added a bit of Christmas flavor to the setting Dec. 4 for Tyrone’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration. Residents by the hundreds turned out for the festivities and to welcome Santa to town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work starts Sat. on 74 railroad crossing in Tyrone

Starting Saturday at 7 a.m., southbound traffic on Ga. Highway 74 north in Tyrone is expected to get a little tricky at the railroad crossing just south of Jenkins Road.

Railroad crossing maintenance will cut the southbound lanes to one, and at times southbound vehicles will be diverted to one of the northbound lanes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Weather permitting, the work will occur Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. That means commuters on Monday will be affected to some degree. Read More»

At age 100, Tyrone’s Lamar Wallace has lived a lot of American history

There is just no stopping Lamar Wallace (center right), the Tyrone resident who turned a very young 100 years old on Nov. 28. A mass of family and friends threw a large birthday party for the perpetually youthful Wallace on Nov. 26 at Hopewell United Methodist Church. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are not too many people alive who can say they have voted in 19 presidential elections, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But Tyrone’s Lamar Wallace can.

And while he’s at it he can fill you in on enough history to fill a textbook. Having turned 100 years old on Nov. 28, Wallace was the center of attention at a large celebration in his honor held Nov. 26 at Hopewell United Methodist Church. Read More»

A review of the 2011 Fayette County Commission: Look at 3-2 votes

As the year 2011 comes to a close, I went through my notes on the Board of Commissioners meetings. It’s easy to see the differences in our elected officials.

At the Jan. 5 meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown and Commissioner Allen McCarty asked for term limits on commissioners. They were voted down 3-2 by Chairman Herb Frady (around 20 years in office), Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan. Chairman Frady declared, “The voters control term limits.” Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will present Christmas drama Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community.

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Boxes for deployed soldiers packed with goodies, ready to go

It’s now easier than ever to support deployed American soldiers over the holidays.

HeroBox, a non-profit in Tyrone dedicated to that mission, has pre-packed and pre-labeled Heroboxes ready to be picked up. Participants only have to drop them off at the post office and pay the postage, which runs from $12 to $14 for each box.

The Heroboxes can be picked up at 500 Swanson Road, Suite 1 in Tyrone. Read More»

Sunday alcohol sales start Dec. 4 in PTC, F’ville, Tyrone

Just in time for the holiday season, residents in Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone will have their libations liberated for package sale on Sundays.

Dec. 4 will be the first such Sunday afternoon when, after 12:30 p.m., those over 21 will be able to legally purchase packaged beer and wine in all three municipalities.

In addition, Peachtree City retains the distinction as the only jurisdiction in Fayette County where liquor — whiskey, gin, vodka and the like — is sold, as such sales are not allowed in Fayetteville or Tyrone. Read More»

Luzio-Smola engagement

Krista Dana Luzio engaged to Evan Michael Smola

Martha Luzio of Park Ridge, Ill. announces the engagement of her daughter, Krista Dana Luzio, to Evan Michael Smola, son of Michael and Janet Smola of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Leon Luzio. She is a 2005 graduate of Butler University and a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She is a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Ill. Read More»

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