Tyrone Police arrest reports for January 2012

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during January. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jennifer Clark Baker, 45, of Line Creek Circle, Sharpsburg, for DUI alcohol, failure to maintain lane and open container.

Hema Bhagavan, 41, of Farr Lake Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery.

Bakari Rashi Dennard, 34, of Piney Fork Lane, College Park, for driving while license suspended or revoked (felony) and less than an ounce of marijuana. Read More»

Tyrone candidates raised $34K for local elections

Required campaign disclosure reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for the 2011 Tyrone municipal elections show that the races for mayor and two council seats generated a total of more than $34,000 in contributions. Read More»

Presberg responds to editor’s opinion

[Editor’s note: Chairman Leonard Presberg was invited last week to respond unedited to a Cal Beverly opinion column about his vote and his election as chairman. The following is his email response.]

If any citizen in our county has any questions or concerns about our school system or decisions coming before the board, I would be pleased to discuss.

Please contact me at presberg.leonard@mail.fcboe.org.

Leonard Presberg, Chairman

Fayette County Board of Education

Tyrone, Ga.

New ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

New  ‘Jane Eyre’ Jan. 27 at Tyrone's Legacy Theatre

“Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Bronte’s haunting love story first published in 1847, tells the story of a young governess thrown into a world of mystery, deceit, and adventure.  The popular gothic romance has inspired countless BBC adaptions, television mini-series, and Hollywood films (most recently in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska as Jane and X-Men:  First Class’s Michael Fassbender as Rochester).  The book has also inspired numerous stage adaptions.  One of the most memorable adaption being the lush and technically impressive Paul Gordon/John Caird musical that opened on Broadway i Read More»

State probing Tyrone church’s ‘no’ sign on election day

Flap resulted in Tyrone officials re-locating polls to library for future elections

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating a complaint about a political sign that greeted Tyrone voters in November’s municipal election. Read More»

Quick fix for I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange?

There are two different plans for improving the often-clogged Atlanta commute for residents of western Fayette County.

One costs more and will take longer ... but will provide more capacity.

And while the other has less capacity for the future, it can be done much quicker and cheaper ... and is actually planned for potential construction in 2018 by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Which one will become reality? That comes down to the results of the regional transportation sales tax vote this summer. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Christmas toys donated for military families

Christmas toys donated for military families

Grace Caldwell, president of the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club, presents Cathy McMullen, local chairman of Embracing Military Families, with toys donated by club members to help make Christmas brighter for the children of soldiers deployed from Fort Benning. Photo/Special.

249 reasons to lock your car at home

Where do most car break-ins happen in Fayette County? In Peachtree City and unincorporated areas of the county, thieves strike mostly vehicles parked at homes, while most Fayetteville cases occur while vehicles are parked at stores and businesses. And in most cases, the vehicles are unlocked. Read More»

Tyrone voting location changes to library

Tyrone residents accustomed to using the Tyrone First Baptist Church as their voting location will begin using the Tyrone library instead beginning in 2012. The Tyrone Town Council on Dec. 15 voted unanimously to move the location to the library after a complaint was filed with the state questioning whether a sign placed on the church during the Nov. 8 election that encouraged citizens to vote against the alcohol referendum might have violated state law. Read More»

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