Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

ClearWater Academy students contributed 160 acts of kindness and compassion in support of “Rachel’s Challenge,” a foundation created in honor of Rachel Scott, the first person to lose her life at Columbine High School in April 1999. From raking lawns to helping siblings, ClearWater students were part of the largest chain of kindness and compassion, featuring acts of kindness from schools and organizations throughout the state. Paper chains were assembled at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 11 with each link representing an act of kindness or compassion by students. Read More»

With each election, each West Bypass excuse is exposed as empty

Our latest election told us what we already know. There’s really no doubt about where the people of Fayette County stand on issues like the West Fayetteville Bypass and transit buses.

How many times do we have to tell Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan the West Fayetteville Bypass is not needed or wanted? Read More»

Tyrone voters pick Dial, Howard, Housley

The run up to the Nov. 8 election in Tyrone must have been like heaven for local sign makers. Campaign signs too many to count dotted the town’s landscape in the weeks prior to the election, but when it was all over Councilman Eric Dial had been elected mayor and first-time candidates Linda Howard and Ryan Housley had been elected to serve on the town council.

When the ballots were counted Dial had garnered 1,204 votes (70 percent) while first-time candidate Derrick Jackson received 523 votes (30 percent). Read More»

4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

A home in the Whispering Pines mobile home park was heavily damaged by a fire reported shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

When the first fire crew arrived, the unit was fully engulfed in flames, said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The firefighters were able to successfully contain the flames so they didn't spread into a nearby adjacent wooded area, Davis said. Read More»

Sen. Chance, NAACP lawyer disagree about bias involving F’ville project

Fayette County developer and attorney Wayne Kendall has raised concerns about state Sen. Ronnie Chance related to an aspect of a larger issue where Kendall alleges to have received unfair treatment involving a senior residential living proposal he made for a Villages at Lafayette development on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville in mid-2010. A similar project was subsequently approved by the Fayetteville City Council last summer on property adjacent to the acreage Kendall had owned until October 2010. Read More»

Tyrone elects new mayor, 2 council members, OKs Sunday alcohol sales

Tyrone Mayor-elect Eric Dial. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Energized Tyrone voters in a 39 percent turnout for an off-year election Tuesday promoted Councilman Eric Dial to the open slot of mayor and installed two newcomers on the Town Council Dial overwhelmed first-time challenger Derrick Jackson by more than 2-to-1 to step into the mayor’s office being vacated by Don Rehwaldt, who chose not to run for reelection. Dial received 1,204 votes (70 percent) to Jackson’s 523 (30 percent). First-timer Linda M. Howard defeated Tammy Proctor 892 (55 percent) to 726 (45 percent) for the open Post 1 spot. Read More»

Election results

UPDATE 9:24 p.m. Fayetteville results are FINAL; Mayor Steele out -- newcomer Clifton in; incumbent Price defeated by Johnson in Post 1 brings new majority to council
UPDATE 9:09 p.m Tyrone results are FINAL; one precinct outstanding for Fayetteville.
8:53 p.m. all Peachtree City precincts have reported, results are FINAL: Imker wins, so does Sunday alcohol sales; Fayetteville first precinct is in, Spring Hill

These are the total returns from all precincts but the results will not be made official until Monday:

Peachtree City Post 1 Read More»

Local electrical contractor keeps a critical connection to Veteran’s Day

Local electrical contractor keeps a critical connection to Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day, November 11, marks a significant US Holiday of remembrance. For one Atlanta area small business, Silver Star Electrical Contractors (Silver Star), and its owner, Curtis C. Williamson, a retired Marine, Veteran’s Day holds a special and personal significance. Read More»

Tyrone man, 19, charged with raping Fayetteville girl, 13

A 19-year-old Tyrone man is facing charges of rape and other felonies related to an Oct. 30 incident involving a 13-year-old Fayetteville female.

Devin J. McGuine was charged by Tyrone police with rape, child molestation and criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy, according to Maj. Van Brock. McGuine was also charged by Fayetteville Police with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and loitering or prowling, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

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