Armed robbers hit Tyrone AT&T store

Tyrone Police responded to an armed robbery Thursday morning at the AT&T store at Carriage Oaks Drive and Ga. Highway 74. The store manager was the only person in the store at the time of the robbery and was left uninjured after the four perpetrators left with phones and cash.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the armed robbery occurred around 10 a.m. as the manager was opening the store. DeLoose said three men described as black males essentially followed the manager into the store. A fourth person, possibly a female, soon joined the three in the store. Read More»

Teen injured crossing dark Hwy. 74 in Tyrone

A 17-year-old Fayetteville resident sustained serious injuries early Sunday morning when he was struck while crossing Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the accident occurred when Christian Kennedy was crossing Hwy. 74 at Dogwood Trail Sunday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m., well before sunrise. Read More»

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Katherine Rae Hatton engaged to Shane Curtis Gardner

Larry Hatton of Louisville, Ky. and Susan Sharp of Mesa, Ariz. announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Rae Hatton, to Shane Curtis Gardner, son of Curtis and Marilee Gardner of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Tate’s Creek High School. She served a volunteer two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She attended LDS Business College and is currently working. Read More»

Rehwaldt delivers final address in Tyrone

Tyrone Municipal Court Judge Sharon Pierce (back to camera) administered the oath of office Thursday night to (L-R) incoming Councilman Ryan Housley, Councilwoman Linda Howard and Mayor Eric Dial. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt it one was of his last official acts. Rehwaldt delivered is annual State-of-Tyrone address Thursday night at the last Town Council meeting of the year.

As customary, the address centered on the financial status and general condition of the town during 2011 and included remarks about the future. But the address also began with a twist. Read More»

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»

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