Tyrone man, 19, charged with raping Fayetteville girl, 13

A 19-year-old Tyrone man is facing charges of rape and other felonies related to an Oct. 30 incident involving a 13-year-old Fayetteville female.

Devin J. McGuine was charged by Tyrone police with rape, child molestation and criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy, according to Maj. Van Brock. McGuine was also charged by Fayetteville Police with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and loitering or prowling, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

Tyrone police chief adds role after council boots its town manager

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

It was nearly two years ago that Richard Newbern was hired as Tyrone’s Town Manager. Things changed on Nov. 1 when his contract was not renewed. Police Chief Brandon Perkins was appointed to serve in that capacity until the position is filled.

Mayor Don Rehwaldt said the Town Council at an Oct. 17 called meeting voted 4-0 not to renew Newbern’s contract. Rehwaldt in commenting on the council’s action said the evolving priorities in Tyrone led to the decision not to renew the contract.

Newbern was hired nearly two years ago on a two-year contract. Read More»

Lake Windsong celebrates Halloween

Lake Windsong celebrates Halloween

Lake Windsong in Tyrone held a costume party for Halloween last week and had dozens of kids dress up in costume and collect sweet treats. Photo/Special.

SCHS shows skills at state fair

SkillsUSA students at Sandy Creek High proved once again that they are champions, bringing home four top 10 wins from the Champions Rally held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

The school’s SkillsUSA chapter won first place in “Chapter T-shirt Design” for the second consecutive year, fifth place in “Chapter Recruitment Display,” eighth place in “Chapter Recruitment Poster Design,” and sixth place in “Overall Chapter Rankings.” Read More»

Tyrone Elementary selects Teacher of the Year

Tyrone Elementary selects Teacher of the Year

Mr. Pollard, Principal at Tyrone Elementary, surprised Andee Watt with a dozen roses for being voted Teacher of the Year by her peers. Watt has taught 5th grade for five years at Tyrone Elementary and has been in the county for 10 years. Photo/Kim Marshall

Candidate slates not related to voting district lawsuit, says NAACP

(L-R) Tyrone Council mayoral candidate Derrick Jackson, Tyrone Council Post 2 candidate Pota Coston and Fayetteville Post 1 candidate Edward Johnson. Photo composite/Ben Nelms.

Three candidates in three council races in Fayetteville and Tyrone are black, the most minority candidates in local elections in Fayette history. The Fayetteville candidate, pastor Ed Johnson, is the past president of the Fayette chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Is this coincidental or does this unprecedented slate have anything to do with the NAACP’s district voting lawsuit against Fayette County?

The Fayette County attorney who filed the voting rights lawsuit — Wayne Kendall — says, “No,” there’s no connection. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School hosts Accident Avoidance workshops for parents, teens

An instructor gives the green flag for a driver to start the driving course at one of the workshops. Photo/Special.

In two weeks — Nov. 10, Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 — you’ll be seeing green flags, checkered flags, orange cones and vehicles swerving through obstacle courses in the Sandy Creek High School parking lot.

No, NASCAR hasn’t come to Tyrone, but what is billed as a life-saving teen driving course has. Read More»

Tyrone sees expensive races for mayor and two council seats

The November elections for the Tyrone mayor and two seats on the Town Council are nearly here. But what about the money usually needed to fund a campaign? It turns out that mayoral candidate Derrick Jackson is the biggest spender with his competitor Eric Dial barely beating out Post 2 candidate Pota
Coston for the second spot Read More»

Happy 105th birthday, Fran!

Happy 105th birthday, Fran!

Fran Kolts, born Oct. 26, 1906, celebrated her 105th birthday at Downtown Grill in Tyrone on Wednesday. She was born in Hoboken, NJ and has lived in Peachtree City for 17 years. She has one daughter, Irene Sullivan, who lives in Peachtree City. Fran has four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is a member of Christ our Shephard Lutheran Church in Peachtree City and 25 church members brought her to lunch for her birthday Wednesday. She is well loved. Photo/Special.

Voting starts Monday at PTC, Tyrone libraries

Voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone can cast ballots at their respective libraries all next week.

The polling locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 4.

Fayetteville voters may continue to cast their ballots during the same hours at the county’s elections office at the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville.

No voting will occur on Monday, Nov. 7, and voters waiting until election day Nov. 8 must cast their ballots at their regular polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

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