Tyrone

What motives drive commissioners, Steele to ignore public’s will?

I hope everyone got a chance to read the recent AJC article on gang activity in the MARTA system. A group of young gang thugs assaulted two male Delta employees on a MARTA train.

The fact that violence has been associated with MARTA is nothing new. Several people were shot dead at MARTA stations recently and a woman was kidnapped. Read More»

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

Tyrone girl celebrates ninth birthday with a visit from a python

The Reptile Guys visited a birthday party in Tyrone on Apr. 22 wishing nine-year old Caylee a happy birthday with help from a 12 foot, Yellow Burmese Python. From left are Kaitlynn, Ashlyn, Cassidy, Aniya, Caylee, Kayla, Rita, Mallory, McKenzie, Madison, and Annsley. Photo/Special.

Tyrone offers endless recreation opportunities for all ages this summer

When it comes to events for the whole family this spring and summer the Tyrone Recreation Dept. offers one-stop shopping. The list of recreational opportunities is practically endless and is available on the town’s website.

A sampling of the exhaustive list for adults and seniors includes line dancing, yoga, quilting, martial arts, Tai Chi, Zumba, painting and a host of camps for children.

The various offerings listed on the website outline the dates, times and any applicable fee that might apply. Read More»

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

Garden art show features work of young artists

Tyrone Elementary art teacher Johnna Davis at last year’s art show. Photo/Special.

Enjoy art, music and nature at the second annual Houston Garden Art Show taking place April 21 at Tyrone Elementary from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy strolling through the school’s garden to the cool sounds of the Sandy Creek High School Jazz Band while browsing the framed drawings/paintings and ceramic pieces on display. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, relax and listen to the live concert that begins at 5 p.m. Read More»

Garden art show features work of young artists

Tyrone Elementary art teacher Johnna Davis at last year’s art show.

Enjoy art, music and nature at the second annual Houston Garden Art Show taking place April 21 at Tyrone Elementary from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy strolling through the school’s garden to the cool sounds of the Sandy Creek High School Jazz Band while browsing the framed drawings/paintings and ceramic pieces on display. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, relax and listen to the live concert that begins at 5 p.m. Read More»

Dogs to take over Tyrone's Shamrock Park Saturday

The third annual PAWS For A Purpose charity dog walk will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at  Shamrock Park in Tyrone. This festival is for the dogs and festival features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors, working dog demonstrations, and more. 

Proceeds to benefit: The Fayette County Humane Society, Reading PAWS, The Good Shepherd Pet Rescue, and Canines For Combat Veterans.  Photo/Special.

The third annual PAWS For A Purpose charity dog walk will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Shamrock Park in Tyrone starting at 9:30 a.m. This festival is for the dogs and festival features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors, working dog demonstrations, and more. Read More»

With no disclosure, Commissioner Hearn appoints cousin to post

Just when you thought it could not get any worse, it does.

In 2010 we had a situation where a full quorum of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners was spotted having an improper meeting in a local restaurant in Fayetteville to discuss how they were going to change the county’s Board of Elections to their advantage. Read More»

Legacy hopes to leave audiences ‘spell’ bound with ‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The cast of Legacy Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Photo/Special.

The national spelling bee has become must-see television each year for people of all ages. It has drama, humor and heart, as children from all over the country do battle with words that most people would have a hard time pronouncing. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical that takes the drama of being a middle school aged child competing in a county spelling bee and introduces a good dose of hilarity for the audience who can look back on adolescence fondly (from a safe distance). Read More»

Tyrone Army Lt. left his mark, and then some

Lt. Col. (ret.) Sharon Collins, taking a humorous note from her son, kindly asked the crowd to “support the U.S. Postal Service by using ‘snail mail.’” Photo/John Munford.

Fellow soldiers recall 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins’ leadership; post office will bear his name

No one can argue that Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins of Tyrone was taken too early in the explosion that killed him and one of his men in Mosul, Iraq one year ago.

He may have been just 24 years old, but he made a significant impact as a platoon leader in the Army. So much so that a dozen of his former troops came to Tyrone Monday to witness the ceremony officially renaming the town’s Post Office after their lieutenant.

Afterwards, several of those men spoke fondly of Collins and the leadership he displayed in the field under quite harsh conditions. Read More»

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