Tyrone

Mom arrested after leaving 5-year-old in car

A Fairburn woman was charged with reckless conduct July 9 after leaving her 5-year-old son in a car at the Publix grocery store in Tyrone. The child was found by a patron and was hot but unharmed.
Police Chief Brandon Perkins said 28-year-old Semeatress Robinson was charged with reckless conduct in the incident. Read More»

Union City man arrested after stalking wife in PTC

A Union City man was arrested July 8 on numerous charges after stalking his wife and leading officers in Peachtree City and Tyrone on a chase.

Christopher Sinclair, 31, was charged with stalking, loitering, reckless driving, driving while suspended, child safety seat violations and obstruction, according to Peachtree City police spokesman Mark Brown. Read More»

'Music Man' opens in Tyrone Friday

Tickets are going fast for Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, the classic musical theatre hit perfect for the whole family. Full of show stopping numbers including “Trouble,” “My White Knight,”and “76 Trombones,” audiences are sure to delight in this large, feel-good favorite. Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Tyrone OKs $3.1 million budget for 2014/2015

Town Manager Kyle Hood in a file photo.

Tyrone’s $3.1 million general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning in July was adopted June 19 by unanimous vote.

The 2014-2015 budget includes approximately $3.5 million in revenues and $3.1 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at approximately $3.5 million while expenses are projected at $3,106,223, a difference of approximately $390,000 to the good. Read More»

Hopewell UMC to host ‘Inside Out’ VBS

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a “Living Inside Out” Vacation Bible School, June 16-19, from 9 a.m. until noon. “Living Inside Out” takes a look at the parables Jesus told and teaches how to take the principles from those stories and put them into practice in everyday life. All attendees and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, music and snacks will be provided each day. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to volunteer to help with the program. Read More»

Hopewell UMC’s Chick-N-Que a huge success, organizers say

Hopewell UMC member Tracy Morrison took a break from volunteering to enjoy one of the delicious barbecued chicken meals prepared by the Methodist Men. The Tyrone church sold nearly 850 meals at its annual Chick-N-Que held May 17th. Photo/Special.

The Methodist Men of Hopewell United Methodist Church held their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 17, and sold nearly all of their 850 barbecued chicken halves.

The first cooking shift, from midnight to 6 a.m, was manned by the Methodist Men and male members of the youth group led by Hopewell’s youth director, Stephen Simon. David Hoyt, president of Hopewell Methodist Men, stated that the youth performed well and he was surprised how mature and responsible they were. Read More»

Hopewell UMC will host ‘Living Inside Out’ VBS

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a “Living Inside Out” Vacation Bible School, June 16-19, from 9 a.m. until noon.

“Living Inside Out” takes a look at the parables Jesus told and teaches how to take the principles from those stories and put them into practice in everyday life.

All attendees and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, music and snacks will be provided each day. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to volunteer to help with the program. Read More»

Revenue upswing translates to raises for Tyrone employees

When it comes to a municipal budget, the outlook for Tyrone’s general fund could hardly be better. The 2014-2015 proposed budget includes $3.49 million in revenues and $3.12 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at $3,489,723 while expenses are projected at $3,118,017, a difference of $371,706 to the good. Read More»

Class of 2014’s 1,671 seniors to march Friday

Vals and sals — (Front, L-R) Fayette County High School Valedictorian Menaka Reddy; Salutatorian Casey Patterson; McIntosh High School Salutatorian Sue Liang;  MHS Valedictorian Jacob Wilson. (C) Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian Savannah Eichhorn; Salutatorian Sarah Estrada; McIntosh Salutatorian Airyn Nash. (Top) Whitewater High School Valedictorian Bonnie Hester; Salutatorian Austin Dill; Starr’s Mill High School Valedictorian Vivian Nguyen; Salutatorian Julia Oden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School System’s Class of 2014 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools Friday night.

Once they toss their hats in the air, more than 91 percent of all graduating seniors plan to go to either college or tech schools, according to figures supplied by the school system. Many of them will go on to post-secondary classes using part of the nearly $25 million in scholarship money awarded to students at the five high schools. Read More»

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