Tyrone

Tyrone’s Southampton Village sold for $15.2 million

The Southampton Village shopping center on Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone has a new owner. The shopping center, along with another in metro Greenville, South Carolina, were purchased this week for $15.2 million.

Phillips Edison-ARC Shopping Center REIT, Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) focusing on acquiring grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers announced Oct. 17 that it had acquired two shopping centers in Tyrone and Greenville, South Carolina, with a combined 150,243 square feet of space, according to a company press release. Read More»

Steele, Frady show why officials can’t be trusted

To Mayor Ken Steele, Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan I say, gentlemen, what we have here is a failure to communicate.

It’s become so obvious that the West Fayetteville Bypass is about nothing other than our tax dollars going to pay for increased development in the center of the county that any of us would be a complete fool to think otherwise. The excuses keep changing from month to month and it proves how government can’t be trusted to do the legitimate work of the people. Read More»

Enrollment study: Tyrone Elem. to add students over next decade

It has been no secret that enrollment in Fayette County schools has been declining for several years. A new enrollment study by the University of Georgia shows even fewer students between now and 2021. But for Tyrone Elementary School there may be a silver lining in the continuing storm of falling enrollment and revenues. Read More»

Tyrone police reports – September 2011

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

Brian Anthony Bartlett, 55, of Schatulga Road, Columbus, for giving false name/address/birth date, driving while license suspended (felony) and following too closely.

James Leon Bethea, 28, of Brookstone Way, Union City, for driving while license withdrawn and speeding.

James Bradley Cordell, 57, of Tangley Trail, Peachtree City, for failure to maintain lane and DUI alcohol. Read More»

Tyrone candidates for mayor, council have their say at forum

Nearly 200 people packed the Tyrone Depot on Oct. 11 to hear from the six candidates running for three town council seats in the Nov. 8 election. A sampling of the large number of questions asked is provided below. The forum also featured a straw poll showing a razor thin preference in all races.

Candidates for mayor included marketer Derrick L. Jackson and Post 1 Councilman Eric Dial. Post 1 candidates included bookkeeper Linda Howard and volunteer Tammy Proctor. And the candidates for the Post 2 seat included career consultant Pota Coston and small business owner Ryan Housley. Read More»

Candidates pitch positions at Chamber of Commerce gathering

The Rev. Ed Johnson (L) and Mickey Edwards (R) are running for Post 1 and Post 2 in the election in Fayetteville. Johnson is running against incumbent Wilson Price and Edwards is running against first-time candidate Cathy Cochran. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Candidates in the upcoming elections for Fayetteville, Tyrone, and Peachtree City had an opportunity to introduce themselves at a meeting held by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. It was held at the chamber’s office in the old courthouse building.

Fifteen candidates are running in the three municipalities and only Fayetteville mayoral candidate Greg Clifton and Peachtree City candidates Steve Allen and George Dienhart were no-shows at the Chamber event. Read More»

Questions, answers on school board issues

This is an email I sent to the Fayette County School Board. To date I have no response. I understand [School Board member Janet] Smola went all over Tyrone stating I was for closing the school. I believe a person with a little common sense would read this email and state that it is their responsibility, not my responsibility, to make decisions concerning the school system. Read More»

Tyrone’s Real Life Store will celebrate 5th anniversary this Saturday

Leslie Camp, one of the store managers for the Real Life Store in the old Mundy’s Pharmacy building in Tyrone, displays some of the items for sale at the store. This Saturday marks the store’s 5th anniversary of providing funds for needy families. Photo/Spec

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the Real Life Store in Tyrone, you have missed a great shopping opportunity. The store opened five years ago in 2006 to help raise money for families needing help through the Real Life Center. This Saturday, Oct. 15, the store will celebrate its 5th anniversary. Read More»

Hillery Alton Wise, Jr. of Tyrone

Mr. Hillery Alton (Al) Wise, Jr. of Tyrone, passed away on Sept. 20, 2011.  

Mr. Wise spent most of his working life in the restaurant business having owned Catfish Hollow in Tyrone and Sharpsburg and Golden’s on the Square Restaurant in Historic Downtown, Newnan.  

Al was a charter member of Southcrest Church, a United States Marine veteran, and he graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in finance.  

His keen sense of humor and love of his Lord and others will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Read More»

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scouts clean up in Tyrone

Cub Scout Pack 373 Wolf Den #1 recently completed a community service clean up project on Trammell Road in Tyrone. Many bags of garbage and debris were collected, and after their worthwhile efforts, the Scouts posed with their “bounty”: (L-R) Adam Soper, Tristan Hellenbrand, Mark Soper, Jared Donahoo, Robby Klitten, Den Leader Brandon Hellenbrand, Bricen Thomas, Liam Prouty, Michael Prouty and Blake Hellenbrand. Photo/Laura Soper.

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