Tyrone

Legacy Theatre set to present 'Pippin'

Michael Stiggers as The Leading Player in Legacy Theatre’s production of “Pippin.” Photo/Special.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to direct this one,” beamed The Legacy Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Smith.  

Smith is speaking of “Pippin,” the 1970’s rock musical about a young man on a desperate search to find meaning in his life.  Winner of five Tony Awards, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of such hits as “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “The Prince of Egypt,” “Pippin” not only guarantees audiences a wonderful night of musical theatre with familiar songs and intricate choreography, but also a timeless story that may ultimately, says Smith, make you think.   Read More»

Carolyn Baity Vines, 67, of Tyrone

Mrs. Carolyn Baity Vines of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 21, 2011. 

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Frank Lee Vines of Tyrone; daughters, Barbara Aldred and her husband Tommy of Tyrone; Jackie King and her husband Bill of Conyers; son, Jeff Vines and his wife Janet of Tyrone; sisters, Betty Noon of Griffin, Jean Crowe and her husband Lanny of Gay; brother, Larry Baity of Gay; grandchildren, Shandy King and his wife Carrie, Mandy Riggins and her husband Richard, Brandon Vines, Jessie Vines, Katie Vines; great grandchildren, Remington Riggins and Ramsey Riggins. Read More»

County to close Kirkley Road for several months

Culverts degraded at Trickum Creek; closing starts Monday

Beginning Monday, Kirkley Road in northwest Fayette County will be closed to thru traffic because of the deteriorating condition of culverts underneath the road at Trickum Creek, county officials have said.

The county expects the road to be closed for several months, but the county will work "aggressively" to build a new creek crossing at the location. There was money programmed into this year's budget to handle the repairs. Read More»

Karafanda selected as new youth minister at Hopewell

Shannon E. Karafanda

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone has announced the appointment of a new youth pastor. After an exhaustive search, the Rev. Shannon E. Karafanda is charged with restructuring and enlarging Hopewell’s youth ministry.

Karafanda is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church with a focus on family ministries. She grew up in Morrow and worked as a computer programmer before pursuing her call to the ministry in 1999. She has a bachelor of science degree in management from Georgia Tech and a masters in divinity, from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Read More»

Earle-Healey engagement

Jenna Marie Earle engaged to Sean Patrick Healey

Mr. and Mrs. Greg (Cheryl) Earle of Tyrone announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Jenna Marie Earle, to Sean Patrick Healey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Peggy) Healey of Fayetteville. Read More»

Marilyn Dyar Mansch, 56, of Tyrone

On Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, Marilyn Dyar Mansch passed away at her residence in Tyrone, Ga., surrounded in love by family and friends. 

Marilyn was 56 years old and had fought a courageous battle with cancer. She is now at peace in the loving arms of Jesus.  Read More»

Tyrone Council to school board: Don't close our school

It was like a preemptive strike based on the potential that the operation of a long-time local institution might be coming to a close. The Tyrone Town Council Sept. 15 unanimously approved a letter to the Fayette County Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Bearden stating that any attempt to close the town’s elementary school would be a mistake. Read More»

Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone

Mr. Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone, Ga. passed away Sept. 5, 2011. He was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, a retired civil servant at Fort Gillem and was a faithful and long time employee of Parrott Funeral Home and Herschel McDaniel Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie Mae Mayfield, daughter Alvene Mayfield Grantham, and son Larry Mayfield. Read More»

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»

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