Tyrone

Tyrone Centennial committee needs more family information

Linda Howard, Tyrone Centennial Committee Chair, has sent word that they are still trying to get out information on the need for family information.

You don’t have to have family going back to the 1800’s, even if you just moved here in 2011, the committee wants to include your family in the Tyrone Centennial Book. Please get your family information in by Aug. 20 in time for the book to be out in time for Christmas giving.

The book is expected to be $25. Read More»

Schneider-Galloway engagement

Melanie Joy Schneider engaged to Westin C. Galloway

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Schneider of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Schneider, to Westin C. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Galloway of Sandy Springs. Read More»

Free speech, the public and the commission

Those of us sitting in the audience at the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 6 were totally confounded watching Commissioner Steve Brown defending the First Amendment and free speech in Fayette County government.

Commissioner Brown was battling Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan who are trying to shove a new ordinance that promotes censorship and gives Chairman Frady almost dictatorial powers down our throats. Read More»

After 1st cuts, Fayette in line for $320 million in T-SPLOST

Based on the first cut of a smorgasbord of proposed transportation projects announced July 7, Fayette County looks to be in line for about $320 million Read More»

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

On July 8, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, will produce on their stage what is sure to be the summer’s hottest ticket on the south side of Atlanta.  A brand new, exciting musical production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who would not grow up, ”Peter Pan,” will delight audiences of all ages.

Filled with exciting flying effects, thrilling sword fights, and first-rate dancers and singers, this version of Peter Pan will be like nothing ever seen on the Legacy stage.   Read More»

Why would 3 commissioners ignore public?

The June 23, 2011 Board of Commissioners meeting will long be remembered as the most well-attended meeting in a very long time. Every seat was taken and people had to stand in the back of the room. But before you get too impressed, that crowd of people from all over the county ended up leaving disheartened and aggravated once again. Read More»

Sandy Creek student attends CNN's Leadership Unplugged

Sandy Creek High School student Breeana Minton. Photo/Special.

It was a unique opportunity for a high school student to get a look at the media and media literacy. And that is what 16-year-old Sandy Creek High School student Breeana Minton did recently when she attended the sixth annual Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience series in Atlanta. Read More»

Tyrone police reports - June

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during the month of June. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Diandre Maurice Anderson, 23, of South Maple Stret, Albany, for less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding.

Jose Luis Chavez-Perez, 34, of Artesia Drive, Clarkston, for driving while license suspended or revoked (felony).

Juan Escalante-Perez, 29, of Shannon Trace, Fairburn, for speeding and driving while unlicensed. Read More»

Tyrone gearing up to celebrate its centennial Aug. 20

The town of Tyrone has announced the celebration of its centennial on Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join them for free hot dogs, drinks, and of course, cake.

There will be memory booths showing articles, pictures and items from the past. The Fayette County Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be giving tours of the three public cemeteries and two family cemeteries in Tyrone.

There will be a fishing contest for ages 16 and under that will be held at the lake in the park. Read More»

Qualifying time for Coweta city elections just around the corner

Qualifying for city council elections in the cities of Coweta County is a couple of months away. Qualifying for the Nov. 8 election will begin in late August for seats in Senoia, Sharpsburg, Palmetto and Newnan.

Senoia will have qualifying for the two city council seats held by Bobby Graham and Maurice Grover. The qualifying fee is $90 for the at-large election to be held on Nov. 8.

Qualifying dates will be held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Read More»

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