Tyrone

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.

Tyrone officials push, shove at Founders Day fracas

It is almost never a newsworthy item when an minor physical altercation occurs with little or no injury and no charges are filed.

But that is not the case when the two people happen to be elected and appointed officials of a municipality, and one is accused — but not charged — with striking the other during a heated exchange fueled by both parties. Read More»

Betty Hansard of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Hansard of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hansard, father, H. L. McElwaney, and brother, Danny McElwaney. Read More»

7th man arrested in armed robberies in PTC, Tyrone

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 30 armed robbery at the Peachtree City Target and the Sept. 12 armed robberies of the Pit Stop convenience store in Peachtree City and the Sonic Drive-In in Tyrone.

Bradford J. Gibbs, Jr., 20, of Tom Bridges Road in Newnan, was arrested Sept. 26 on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime, according to information supplied by the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

F’ville Mayor Steele flip-flops to left of center

The most difficult thing for me to comprehend as a Fayette County resident is how we ended up with so many elected officials on the center-left of the political spectrum. They talk the talk in front of the local conservative audiences, but their actions tell a much different story.

My ears perked up at the Sept, 22 Board of Commissioners meeting when Commissioner Robert Horgan kept saying we were a “progressive” county. The term “progressive” is often used in our modern political parlance to merely avoid the word “liberal.” President Obama proudly describes himself as being “progressive.” Read More»

Hopewell’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sunday

The annual Hopewell United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will open for business Sunday, Oct. 2. All proceeds go toward mission projects at the church.

The Patch will be open Monday through Saturday from noon until 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

The Patch offers pumpkins in a variety of sizes and prices.

Hopewell UMC is at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, directly across from Sandy Creek High School.

For more information contact the church office, 770-306-7537.