Presberg: ‘I gave a fairly good picture of myself’

Mr. Thaxton, I’m sorry if you felt like you did not get your questions answered Tuesday night.

I felt that, in almost two hours of fielding questions, that I gave a fairly good picture of myself and my knowledge regarding our school system and the issues that we face.

I plan on scheduling more of these town hall meetings to make myself available for questions from as many citizens as possible. I will be sure to let you know when the next one is scheduled.

Thanks for setting up the meeting Tuesday night. I think it provided a wonderful forum for our citizens to get to know me. Read More»

Polls open for early presidential primary voting

Ruby Williams of Fayetteville cast her vote Friday morning at the elections office. Photo/John Munford.

Polls will be open this week in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone for any voter who is ready to cast their ballot in the presidential preference primary.

The county elections office on Saturday welcomed voters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville.

The idea of Saturday voting is to make it convenient for those who can’t vote early during the limited hours available Monday through Friday. Read More»

Scouting for food

Scouting for food

Dwight Worrell with his kids Brandon and Shelby were just some of the county residents participating in Scouting for Food. Scouts from all over the county participated and collected over 32,000 items. The Real Life Center in Tyrone was a recipient of some of the food collected. Photo/Special.

Hunter-Rich wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Rich

Keith and Sheila Hunter of Tyrone, Ga., announce the marriage of their daughter Amy Joy Hunter to Jason Rich, son of Barry and Marge Rich of Manchester, Connecticut.

The wedding took place on Dec. 30, 2011 at the Casa Monica in St. Augustine, Fla. The officiating minister was Rev. William H. Young of St. Augustine.

The bride's sister Sarah Hunter of Tyrone served as maid of honor, with Mrs. Stefanie Coombe of Alabama, Mrs. Lindsay Ehrlich of Florida, and Mrs. Grace Rodriguez of Texas as bridesmaids. The flower girls were Miss Aubrey and Miss Brooke Krauss of Florida. Read More»

On question of belief, Presberg won’t answer

On Monday evening, Feb. 13, I attended the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and read the following:

Good evening Chairman Presberg, board members, Dr. Bearden:

My wife and I were here the night you and six other candidates presented yourselves to the board as a possible replacement for the late Dr. Sam Tolbert.

My wife and I were impressed with several candidates and would have chosen Ms. Bonnie Willis. You were our second choice, so we were not disappointed when you were selected. Read More»

Sandy Creek’s SkillsUSA team members going to state conference

Winning students proudly display their medals from the SkillsUSA regional conference. Photo/Special.

When Sandy Creek High’s SkillsUSA team competes, they go all out. Not only did all 18 contestants medal in their events at the SkillsUSA Region Competition, but they also had the most team members competing from their geographic area that stretches from Rockdale County in the north to Crisp County in the south.

Sandy Creek’s team took home first, second and third place medals from 12 competitive events. All first and second place winners will advance to the state competition in March. Read More»

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr., of Sharpsburg

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr.

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr. (Papa) of Sharpsburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Mr. Vise served as deacon at his previous church, Greentree and was currently attending Dogwood Church in Tyrone. Read More»

F’ville man charged with Tyrone child molestation

A 19-year-old Fayetteville man has been charged with child molestation stemming from an early December incident involving a 4-year-old girl for whom he was babysitting for a Tyrone family.

Harrell T. Moore, of South Jeff Davis Drive, was arrested Feb. 6 on charges of child molestation, according to Tyrone Police Detective Philip Nelson. Read More»

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»

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