Tyrone

Gunman fires at Tyrone Sonic, gets away on foot

Employees fled to safety, locking themselves in cooler

Several employees of the Tyrone Sonic Drive-In restaurant thwarted a gunman who tried to rob the store Monday night close to 10 p.m., police said.

The gunman fired one round into a doorway Read More»

UPDATED: Scott Brown drops out of PTC race; Dienhart is in; forums ahead

UPDATED FOR PRINT Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 — One half of Peachtree City’s City Council election has been decided well before election day. Smokerise resident Scott Brown Monday morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2. Read More»

The absurdity of Fayette subsidizing the feds

The majority of our Board of Commissioners, composed of Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan, continue to astound us with their unbelievably poor decision-making abilities.

You’ve got the West Fayetteville Bypass, the appointment of relatives to oversee their re-election campaigns, an illegal meeting to take control of the Board of Elections, the vote to keep Fayette County in the regional mass transit plan and the rejection of the proposal to use HB 240 to save the 2012 budget. The list goes on and on. Read More»

Farley-Hannah - engagement

Bridgette Rae Farley engaged to Andrew Samuel Hannah

Mr. and Mrs. David Farley of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridgette Rae Farley, to Andrew Samuel Hannah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hannah of Bowdon. Read More»

Tyrone Founders Day Festival starts Friday

Tyrone will have their annual Founders Day Festival, Sept. 16-18 at Handley Park in Tyrone. This year’s festival is the 35th for the town and will include a carnival, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. There will be a car show at Shamrock Park and a parade Saturday morning at 11 a.m. starting on Senoia Rd., traveling along Arrowood Dr. to Handley Rd. Read More»

Links of kindness to join others at Georgia Dome

No good deed goes unlinked at Flat Rock Middle.

The school’s Builders Club is sponsoring a school-wide Random Acts of Kindness program with a goal of creating a giant chain that will wrap throughout the halls, each link representing a kind act of someone at the school. A random act of kindness is any effort of goodwill that students, teachers, and staff do at school, home, or in the community. Read More»

DAR gets Tyrone proclamation for Constitution Week

DAR gets Tyrone proclamation for Constitution Week

James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution representative Bebe Moore is presented a Constitution Week proclamation by Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt at the Sept. 1 Town Council meeting. The proclamation was presented on behalf of DAR’s various ongoing efforts to the community and the nation. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville mayor Steele to face rare challenge in November election

While the political rhetoric has been ongoing in Peachtree City for a while now in advance of the November election, things may be about to get spicy in Fayetteville too.

For the first time in recent memory, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele will face a challenger: computer salesman Greg Clifton.

Qualifying for various council seats ended last week, setting the stage for the fall political season. Read More»

What a letdown: PTC’s Learnard, like atheist, wants to stop prayers

What a letdown in Fayette County to read in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard told a reporter that the city ought to ditch the invocation at City Council meetings in agreement with atheist activist Al Stefanelli.

Councilwoman Learnard and Mr. Stefanelli have an overwhelming desire to drag our local governments out of our Judeo-Christian ideals. Their secular humanist drive against public prayer totally neglects how those same Judeo-Christian ideals shaped our legal system and our societal values here in the United States. Read More»

Food available for 200 families Sept. 22

Mobile Food Pantry. Photo/Special.

Pictured above is the Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank in partnership with the Real Life Center in Tyrone, working together to help families who are struggling to make ends meet. The mobile food pantry will be held this month at the Dogwood Church parking lot, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 North,Tyrone on Sept 22 and will serve the first 200 eligible families. For more information, call the Real Life Center, 770-631-9334. Photo/Special.