Tyrone

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»

McDonough Road Baptist will present Christmas drama Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community.

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Boxes for deployed soldiers packed with goodies, ready to go

It’s now easier than ever to support deployed American soldiers over the holidays.

HeroBox, a non-profit in Tyrone dedicated to that mission, has pre-packed and pre-labeled Heroboxes ready to be picked up. Participants only have to drop them off at the post office and pay the postage, which runs from $12 to $14 for each box.

The Heroboxes can be picked up at 500 Swanson Road, Suite 1 in Tyrone. Read More»

Sunday alcohol sales start Dec. 4 in PTC, F’ville, Tyrone

Just in time for the holiday season, residents in Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone will have their libations liberated for package sale on Sundays.

Dec. 4 will be the first such Sunday afternoon when, after 12:30 p.m., those over 21 will be able to legally purchase packaged beer and wine in all three municipalities.

In addition, Peachtree City retains the distinction as the only jurisdiction in Fayette County where liquor — whiskey, gin, vodka and the like — is sold, as such sales are not allowed in Fayetteville or Tyrone. Read More»

Luzio-Smola engagement

Krista Dana Luzio engaged to Evan Michael Smola

Martha Luzio of Park Ridge, Ill. announces the engagement of her daughter, Krista Dana Luzio, to Evan Michael Smola, son of Michael and Janet Smola of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Leon Luzio. She is a 2005 graduate of Butler University and a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She is a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Ill. Read More»

Hunter-Rich engagement

Amy Joy Hunter engaged to Jason Rich

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

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Vernon Mashburn and the late Mrs. Lorene Mashburn of Pineview, and Mrs. Marjorie Foskey of Hawkinsville. She is a graduate of Berry College with a B.A. in international studies and Spanish. She is currently an MBA candidate at the Georgia Tech Business School and works in business management in Atlanta. Read More»

A Boogie Woogie Christmas

Haley, Courtney and Jordan Godwin as The Andrews Sisters. Photo/Special.

Sisters play 'The Andrews Sisters' in show at Legacy Theatre

This Christmas season, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone invites you to step back in time as it presents the regional premiere of “The Andrews Sisters: Christmas of Swing.” More than just a musical review of 1940s swing music, this family-friendly show is a hilarious, endearing, and at times poignant homage to America’s greatest generation. Read More»

Tyrone approves request to withdraw industrial rezoning proposal

A request before the Tyrone Town Council on Nov. 17 by Hobgood, LLC to rezone 20.17 acres on the west side of Ga. Highway 74 just south of the Rivercrest subdivision from Agricultural-Residential (A-R) to Heavy Mechanical (M-2) was withdrawn by the applicant. Hobgood representative Rick Sewell said a plan will be forthcoming at a later date once Hobgood and area residents confer on the idea of proposing a “higher and better use” for the site. Read More»

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