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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»

Qualifying time ahead for candidates in F’ville, PTC and Tyrone

Time is approaching for those interested in throwing their hat in the ring for local political office. Qualifying for seats in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone for the Nov. 8 municipal elections will begin in just over two months. Read More»

Billy Beard is new senior pastor at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will welcome a new pastor to the pulpit Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Billy Beard formerly served as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Dalton and will preach his first sermon at Hopewell this Sunday. The Methodist church routinely relocates ministers in an effort to give churches a more well-rounded experience. Hopewell’s current minister, The Rev. Scott Pickering, served the Tyrone church for the past six years and will now be serving County Line United Methodist Church in Acworth. Read More»

Tyrone adopts FY 2012 budget, has $4.6M in reserve

The Tyrone Town Council June 16 adopted a $3.42 million General Fund budget for FY 2012 that begins July 1. The budget that included a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for town employees will allow the millage rate to remain steady at 2.89 mills.

The adoption of the budget leaves Tyrone with $4.6 million in certificates of deposit and cash in reserve. Read More»

Watch YouTube video to see how Frady runs commission meetings

The June 9 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners was a successful launch of Fayette County into a new orbit of ludicrousness. Houston ... can you hear us ... we have a leadership problem!

There wasn’t an open seat in the auditorium. The crowd had come to support Commissioner Steve Brown’s effort to right our county’s financial ship. Many in the crowd got up and spoke in favor of Brown’s plan to use the new House Bill 240 solution for adverting a budget crisis in future years. Read More»

Invoking his faith, Commissioner Hearn must answer to its tenets

It’s discouraging to find myself in a dilemma where I’m personally watching one of my elected officials, chosen to represent my best interests, someone who even claims to share my faith and values, tarnish Christianity in public meetings and in the newspapers.

Many in this room are not of the Christian faith, but you, Commissioner Hearn, personally informed me after a candidates’ debate that you share my faith as a born-again Christian believer. Read More»

PandaMania VBS set at Hopewell

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone invites all children ages preschool gthrough fifth grade to participate in PandaMania VBS 2011 which will be held at the church June 27-30, from 9 a.m. - noon.

PandaMania is filled with Bible-learning experiences that the children will see, hear, touch, and even taste. Bible Point crafts, team-building games, Bible songs, and treats are just a few of the PandaMania activities that are included.

“Plus, we’ll help children discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life,” a spokesperson said. “Something we call ‘God Sightings.’” Read More»

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