Tyrone

Mickey the fireman

Mickey Mouse (AKA Silas Brooks May) explored the cab of a big red fire truck at the recent Hopewell UMC Fall Festival. Photo/Special.

Mickey Mouse (AKA Silas Brooks May) explored the cab of a big red fire truck at the recent Hopewell UMC Fall Festival. The “Touch the Truck” exhibit was provided by the Fayette County Fire Department and the children were able to touch, climb on, and ask questions about the big truck from the helpful firemen at the event. Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Road, and the new Tyrone Fire Station is just a few feet from the church. Photo/Special.

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

Volleyball loses to Buford in close, four-game match

The Sandy Creek Lady Patriots saw their 2014 volleyball season come to an end Wednesday in a match against Buford. The final score was 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20. The Lady Patriots finished the season with a record of 45-8. Buford will play Marist this weekend at Marietta High School for the state championship. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Hopewell UMC to host Fisher for book signing tomorrow

Rosemary Fisher

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a book signing and talk by Rosemary Fisher, author of the newly published book “The Smokin’ Hot Bride of Christ.” The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

The subtitle of the book is “Rapture Ready” and the book is about “ ... preparing your mind, body and spirit for His glorious return.”

The book is based on scripture from Corinthians and is appropriate for both men and women. Read More»

John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone

Mr. John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone Ga., passed away, Sunday October 19, 2014 peacefully at his home.

John was born November 21, 1928 in Detroit Mich. to Charles and Marie (Vangorder) Stratton. He married the former Betty Wilma Summers in Michigan. John was employed as a Lead Mechanic with Delta Airlines for over 31 years and worked on several ground breaking projects in aviation. John was a dedicated Delta employee until he retired in 1993. He spent a lot of his free time serving with his church Flat Creek Baptist Church and the Giddieons Read More»

Good neighbors

Karen Hoyt, director of Children’s Ministries at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, worked with the children and adults to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary last month.

Karen Hoyt, director of Children’s Ministries at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, worked with the children and adults to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary last month. The group worked intensely for a couple of hours pulling weeds, digging up small trees and manicuring the area. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Photo/Special.

Hopewell UMC has new youth director

Branden Hubler

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone announces its new youth director, Branden Hubler, a McDonough native, who spent the past two years working with the youth program at Harvest Point UMC..

A graduate of Union Grove High School in McDonough, Hubler attended DeVry University and Georgia Perimeter College, where he obtained an associate degree. He plans to pursue a degree in pastoral ministries at a Christian college in the near future.

Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High. For more information contact the church, 770-306-7537.

These apples do make a difference

These apples do make a difference

The Harvest for Real Life Center Orchard on the Dogwood Church campus in Tyrone has harvested 8,150 pounds of fresh produce so far this year to be shared through the food pantry at the Real Life Center. The Real Life Center serves individuals and families from Fayette and Coweta County going through the tough times. Pictured above is Caroline Grace Chen, who helped her parents and a group of volunteers pick apples. Photo/Submitted.

Residents happy about new kennel in Tyrone

A dozen Tyrone residents applauded their town’s council Thursday night as the council approved the adding of an indoor pet boarding facility to local business Beau Tye’s Pet Spa.

“I would love to have a local place I would feel comfortable leaving my pet,” said Liz Geiger of Tyrone, speaking to the council Thursday. Retired, Geiger often travels with her husband and can’t always find a safe place to board her pet. Read More»

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

COS will bless the pets in Tyrone Sunday

Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites all to its annual Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, Oct, 5 at 2 p.m. on the property at 411 Palmetto Rd. in Tyrone. Pastors Miriam Beecher and Fritz Wiese will lead the service and bless each pet. Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.