Tyrone

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»

Schneider-Lake wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lake

Brittany Ann Schneider and Michael Brandon Lake were married at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Feb. 5, 2011. Pastor Ernest Smith of Mt. Pleasant conducted the service.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schneider of Tyrone. She is the granddaughter of Janet Owen of Peachtree City; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Owen of Garden City, S.C.; the late Ernest Schneider of Croton, N.Y.; and the late Marlaine Bartow of Wooster, Mass. She is currently employed as a nanny in Charleston, S.C. Read More»

Tyrone allocates remaining sewer capacity

The Tyrone Town Council at its May 19 meeting voted to provide sewer service to three areas of potential development near Ga. Highway 74. That move, along with the few areas currently receiving the town’s limited sewer service, will bring the 250,000 gallon per day capacity to its maximum. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Camara Carter (R) is the valedictorian and Linda Wilkins the salutatorian for Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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