Tyrone

Mr. John Keith Howell, 54, of Tyrone

Mr. John Keith Howell, age 54, of Tyrone, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Howell was a Sunday school teacher at Crossroads Church of Newnan, GA, and was employed by Delta Airlines for 32-years as a Lead Aircraft Mechanic.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Crawford Howell and father-in-law Jasper Clayton Hart. Read More»

Brunson W. “Bunny” Bolin, 87, of Tyrone

Brunson W. “Bunny” Bolin, 87, husband of Hazel Stroud Bolin of Tyrone, Ga., passed away on Aug. 3, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Bolin was born in Greenville, S.C., on Feb. 15, 1924.

The relatives and friends of Brunson “Bunny” Bolin are invited to attend his committal service on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the VA Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton, Georgia.

Mr. Bolin was preceded in death by his parents, James W. D. Bolin and Addie McWhirter Bolin; grandson Timothy Bolin and daughter-in-law Sandy Wilson Bolin. Read More»

Commission’s ‘Gang of 3’ champs at spending

I’m constantly amazed at the liberal leanings of the Gang of Three on our Fayette County Board of Commissioners. The exploits of Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan are proof the gang has little trouble spending our tax dollars as fast as they collect them.

While their constituents were worried about their personal finances, the Gang of Three decided to spend almost $90,000 to pave a dead-end gravel road with only two houses on it. They can’t balance a budget but they can surely waste our money on paving dead-end roads. Read More»

Tyrone police arrest reports — July 2011

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police in July. Those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Abdirahman M. Ahmed, 26, of Knotts Pass Court, Snellville, for tag light required and driving while license suspended or revoked (felony).

John Harvey Bates, 45, of Carriage Oaks Drive, Tyrone, for purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana.

Brandon Garcia, 18, of Gaelic Way, Tyrone, for criminal interfernce with government property and criminal trespass.

Maranda L. Jones, 34, of East Clark Street, Middleborough, Mass., for wanted person. Read More»

Tyrone Centennial committee needs more family information

Linda Howard, Tyrone Centennial Committee Chair, has sent word that they are still trying to get out information on the need for family information.

You don’t have to have family going back to the 1800’s, even if you just moved here in 2011, the committee wants to include your family in the Tyrone Centennial Book. Please get your family information in by Aug. 20 in time for the book to be out in time for Christmas giving.

The book is expected to be $25. Read More»

Schneider-Galloway engagement

Melanie Joy Schneider engaged to Westin C. Galloway

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Schneider of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Schneider, to Westin C. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Galloway of Sandy Springs. Read More»

Free speech, the public and the commission

Those of us sitting in the audience at the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 6 were totally confounded watching Commissioner Steve Brown defending the First Amendment and free speech in Fayette County government.

Commissioner Brown was battling Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan who are trying to shove a new ordinance that promotes censorship and gives Chairman Frady almost dictatorial powers down our throats. Read More»

After 1st cuts, Fayette in line for $320 million in T-SPLOST

Based on the first cut of a smorgasbord of proposed transportation projects announced July 7, Fayette County looks to be in line for about $320 million Read More»

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

On July 8, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, will produce on their stage what is sure to be the summer’s hottest ticket on the south side of Atlanta.  A brand new, exciting musical production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who would not grow up, ”Peter Pan,” will delight audiences of all ages.

Filled with exciting flying effects, thrilling sword fights, and first-rate dancers and singers, this version of Peter Pan will be like nothing ever seen on the Legacy stage.   Read More»

Why would 3 commissioners ignore public?

The June 23, 2011 Board of Commissioners meeting will long be remembered as the most well-attended meeting in a very long time. Every seat was taken and people had to stand in the back of the room. But before you get too impressed, that crowd of people from all over the county ended up leaving disheartened and aggravated once again. Read More»