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 Highway 74 just south of the Rivercrest subdivision from Agricultural-Residential (A-R) to Heavy Mechanical (M-2) was withdrawn by the applicant.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»

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

ClearWater Academy students contributed 160 acts of kindness and compassion in support of “Rachel’s Challenge,” a foundation created in honor of Rachel Scott, the first person to lose her life at Columbine High School in April 1999. From raking lawns to helping siblings, ClearWater students were part of the largest chain of kindness and compassion, featuring acts of kindness from schools and organizations throughout the state. Paper chains were assembled at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 11 with each link representing an act of kindness or compassion by students. Read More»

With each election, each West Bypass excuse is exposed as empty

Our latest election told us what we already know. There’s really no doubt about where the people of Fayette County stand on issues like the West Fayetteville Bypass and transit buses.

How many times do we have to tell Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan the West Fayetteville Bypass is not needed or wanted? Read More»

Tyrone voters pick Dial, Howard, Housley

The run up to the Nov. 8 election in Tyrone must have been like heaven for local sign makers. Campaign signs too many to count dotted the town’s landscape in the weeks prior to the election, but when it was all over Councilman Eric Dial had been elected mayor and first-time candidates Linda Howard and Ryan Housley had been elected to serve on the town council.

When the ballots were counted Dial had garnered 1,204 votes (70 percent) while first-time candidate Derrick Jackson received 523 votes (30 percent). Read More»

4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

A home in the Whispering Pines mobile home park was heavily damaged by a fire reported shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

When the first fire crew arrived, the unit was fully engulfed in flames, said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The firefighters were able to successfully contain the flames so they didn't spread into a nearby adjacent wooded area, Davis said. Read More»

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