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ToonBoom in Tyrone — Fayette schools, Clayton State launch animation training pilot project

From left to right, ToonBoom’s Joan Vogelesang, Clayton State’s Janet Winkler, Fayette County Board of Education’s Lisa Collins. Photo/Clayton State University.

They were all gathered at Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School on Mar. 4: the partners in a new venture with the long-term goal of creating a state model for animation training.

Clayton State University, the Emmy Award-winning Montreal-based ToonBoom Animation Inc., the Georgia Department of Education and the Fayette County Schools held a special event at Sandy Creek to announce an animation pilot project for Fayette County, and a partnership, “a partnership with a passion.”
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Sold out for Promise Place

Sold out for Promise Place

The Feb. 28 performance held at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone and featuring Atlanta’s Whole World Improv Theater comedy troupe benefitted the nonprofit Promise Place domestic violence prevention organization. Pictured are a few of the attendees for the sold-out performance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone seeks ‘second act’ for empty Tyrone Elementary campus

Generic photo of abandoned school (NOT Tyrone Elementary). Photo/Shutterstock.

Tyrone Elementary School is sitting vacant after being closed last year. But an effort that involves the town, the Fayette County School System, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign, turnerphotodesign.com.

Matthew G. Bishop, age 42, of Tyrone

Mr. Matthew G. Bishop, age 42, of Tyrone, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. He was born December 25, 1971 in Atlanta, the son of Mr. Jerry Lee Bishop and Mrs. Mary Greer Bishop. He worked for J.J. Morley Enterprises for many years. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan and a part-time Sous Chef. 

He is survived by his sons, Daniel Bishop of Fayetteville and Nathan Bishop of Fayetteville; sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Eddie Oliver of Newnan; brother, Shane Bishop of Fayetteville; three nieces, Katie, Chloe, and Tori; five nephews, Ethan, Trevor, Ryan, Joey, and Blake.  Read More»

Herobox seeks injured vets for NASCAR therapy program

Herobox is seeking 10 injured veterans from recent conflicts who would like to participate in a NASCAR event called Project Green Flag.

The event includes an all-expenses paid day at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday March 7, with a ride along in a NASCAR car, meals, a meet and greet with racers and Herobox/NASCAR gear.

Project Green Flag is designed to provide a safe and therapeutic experience for injured veterans. The idea is to spark injured veterans who are eager to start their new journey, according to Herobox founder Ryan Housley. Read More»

Craft and Coffee event set for Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Hopewell Methodist Women invite the community to participate in their upcoming “Craft and Coffee” event to be held Sunday, March 23, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the church.

The craft project will be a wooden bangle bracelet decoupaged with special paper to make it unique.

Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind bangle for personal use or as a gift for someone else.

The cost for supplies and instruction is $10 per person. Coffee and homemade coffee cake will be served. Read More»

Cookies baked for quilt ministry

The Methodist Women’s group at Hopewell United Methodist Church recently baked 80 dozen cookies to raise money for the “Prayers and Squares” quilt ministry which provides “prayer quilts” for those who are ill or recovering from an illness or operation. The cookies were packaged for Valentine’s Day and the women raised over $300 with this project.Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone.

Hopewell UMC women host budding artists at ‘paint night’

Hopewell Methodist Women recently held a “Paint Night” and 15 women gathered to paint their version of a beautiful cross.

Most of the women had never painted before and artist Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Painting Parties, led them through the steps to produce their masterpiece.

There were 15 grand, glorious, and joyful results and everyone proudly took their paintings home.

The night was such a success that another “Paint Night” is scheduled for July 25. The women will celebrate “Christmas in July” and paint a holiday scene. Read More»

Miss Sandy Creek Pageant is this Saturday

Proceeds will benefit school’s choral department

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department has rescheduled the 2014 Miss Sandy Creek Pageant after inclement weather forced the original pageant to be cancelled. The pageant is Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the SCHS cafeteria, or for $10 at the door. Read More»

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