Tyrone

Tyrone police reports Mar. 1-10

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 1-10. those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jessica Maria Espinosa, 20, of Cedar Lane, Fayetteville, for failure to appear.

Oscar Mojica Rodriguez, 31, of Peachtree Landing Circle, Fairburn, for tail light required and driving while unlicensed.

Francis N. Peacock, 23, of West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Fla., for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Silvia Ramirez, 39, of Kings Ridge Drive, Peachtree City, for failure to yield right-of-way and driving while unlicensed.

Legacy Theatre presents 'Dear Edwina Jr.'

Legacy Theatre presents 'Dear Edwina Jr.'

Take a trip to Paw Paw, Michigan this week at The Legacy Theatre as two casts of close to 30 kids present the hit off-Broadway musical comedy, “Dear Edwina, Jr.” If you’ve never heard of Paw Paw, not to worry, these kids, comprised completely of students from the theatre’s popular Legacy Studios classes, will make you feel as if it was your own home town. Read More»

John Ellis Pendergrass, Jr., 52, of Tyrone

John Ellis Pendergrass, Jr., 52, of Tyrone, died February 7, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father John Pendergrass, Sr.

He is survived by his mother Marlene Pendergrass of Tyrone; daughters Rebecca and Grace Pendergrass, both of Tyrone; grandchild McKayla Cawthon of Tyrone; sister Patricia and Knox Brand of Tyrone; niece Patricia and James Ryan of West Hartford, CT; nephew Knox Brand III of Athens; cousin Carroll and Beverly Byrom of Tyrone. Read More»

Tyrone eyes upcoming budget shortfall

Tyrone Councilman Eric Dial.

The Tyrone Town Council met Feb. 26 for its annual retreat, and while there were a number of items on the agenda, few held such far-reaching significance as the discussion on next year’s budget that takes effect July 1.

Town Manager Richard Newbern provided the council with an overview of the various concerns associated with the upcoming budget. Inside that conversation were a number of financial realities. Read More»

Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Robert J. Burch Elementary art students Jared Davis and Analucia Yanar recently represented their school at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta Georgia.  Students received certificates for their accomplishments, met with area representatives Virgil Fludd and Matt Ramsey, and were treated to a reception in their honor.  Students in schools from all over the state also participated.

Tyrone business helps launch new tool for cops

Tyrone detectives have a new tool for use in tracking and locating stolen property courtesy of a $2,002 donation from a local business, J.P. Baker Construction.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the new online database, Leads Online, connects police to pawnshops, scraps yards, and second hand stores across the country and allows detectives to search for stolen items even in cases where they do not have a serial number. And it helps police track eBay transactions. Read More»

Citizens say, ‘We’re not taking it anymore’

Over the past two months, we’ve come about as close as one can to witnessing a feeding frenzy against toxic government. The new kids on the block, Commissioner Steve Brown and Commissioner Allen McCarty, are working long hours to put an end to the secret meetings and backroom dealings of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. They have shown a lot of courage. Read More»

Tyrone adopts adult business, cell tower ordinances

Also: Bid awarded for repaving work on 4 roads

The moratorium of Tyrone’s Adult Business Ordinance came to an end with little fanfare Thursday night. The changes made to the ordinance were adopted unanimously by the town council. Council members also unanimously adopted a new Cell Tower Ordinance.

The Adult Business Ordinance had been subject to a moratorium while being reviewed by the town’s Planning Commission. Prior to the revision and adoption by the council the ordinance had allowed adult businesses to operate in both the M-1 (Light Manufacturing) and M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) zoning districts. Read More»

Report shows crime decrease in Tyrone

The 2010 Annual Report released Jan. 31 by the Tyrone Police Dept. shows an decrease in various types of crimes for year. The numbers showed violent crimes down by 50 percent and property crimes down by 12 percent. The report also showed a 14 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a 29 percent decrease in accidents with injuries.

“Overall, 2010 was a great year for the Police Department as we accomplished a lot, not the least of which was maintaining a low crime rate and high quality of life for our citizens,” said Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

Steele takes a beating at Fayette GOP breakfast; Frady should resign

I want to applaud Commissioner Steve Brown on his recent presentation to the Fayette GOP. It was truly an example of truth speaking to power.

I noted commissioners Hearn and Horgan were present and both were clearly attempting to connect with the people. They would not be there if it were not for the fact they fear us, the “Take Back Fayette County” people who got Smith and Maxwell defeated in the recent elections. Read More»

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