Tyrone

Tyrone Post Office to be named for Robert Collins

It was an honor that not many receive. Congress last week in one of its final acts of 2010 approved the naming of the Tyrone Post Office in honor of 1st Lt. Robert Wilson Collins of Tyrone, who died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Read More»

Tyrone honors police officers

Tyrone honors police officers

Honoring the employees of the Tyrone Police Department at an annual dinner has become a tradition. The 4th Annual Tyrone Police Department Banquet was held Dec. 8 at the Tyrone Depot. Among the many awards presented by Chief Brandon Perkins were those to Sgt. Eric DeLoose (left) for the 2010 Employee of the Year and to Officer Shawn Albea for the 2010 Officer of the Year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Creek at the peak

The ball, the game and the title

The Sandy Creek Patriots are 29-1 since the start of the 2009 season. They have won 29 games in a row and pulled in state titles in both Class AAAA (2009) and Class AAA. The Patriots did it this year with a tremendous effort on defense.

Coaches for Sandy Creek reminded their players at half-time that if Carrollton didn’t score in the second half, the Patriots would win the game. The Trojans got close, incredibly close, but the Sandy Creek defense came up with big stops and turnovers and left the Georgia Dome with another state championship trophy. Read More»

Holiday show featuring local dance companies benefits SCHS chorus and drama

A group of angels in this weekend’s holiday show at Sandy Creek High School. Photo/Special

Georgia Youth Ballet and Carla’s Dance Factory Performing Company will be presenting a new holiday production to benefit the Chorus and Drama Departments at Sandy Creek High School.

Sponsored by the Choral Boosters, this first ever collaboration brings the talented dancers from GYB and CDF together with the gifted members of the SCHS chorus and special guest vocalists to create a wonderful holiday show designed to entertain the entire family. Read More»

Teen struck crossing road in critical condition

A 17 year-old Tyrone male is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle late Friday evening while crossing Senoia Road in Tyrone.

The 17 year-old was struck by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. near the Crumpton’s Furniture store on Senoia Road on Tyrone’s south side, according to Tyrone Police Det. Steve Lafferty.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, was apparently in route to his residence across the street, Lafferty said.

The teenager was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where is he in critical condition, said Lafferty. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win! State title bouts next weekend

Creek players celebrated after the game with fans, a nod to the support the team has received this season.

Two Fayette County football teams will fight for state football championships at the Georgia Dome next weekend.
The Starr's Mill Panthers eked out a 20-19 win over heavily favored Tucker on the road Friday night. And Sandy Creek ran away from Peach County Read More»

Tyrone hosts ‘Tree Lighting’ next Friday

The Town of Tyrone has been busy with plans for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The celebration will include local schools groups such as Tyrone Tempos, Burch Elementary, Flat Rock Middle School Chorus and Band to perform festive Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit. Read More»

Creek keeps a-truckin' with 41-0 win

Bruce Dukes scampered 60-plus yards returning a punt for a touchdown against visiting Monroe Friday night.

Sandy Creek rolled over the visiting Monroe Hurricanes 41-0 at home on another chilly night. The Hurricanes largely kept the ball on the ground but couldn't get much momentum against the Creek defense, which secured a shutout for the second week in a row.

Legacy presents 'Sanders Family Christmas'

From left are Larry Cox, Jr., Caitlin Smith, Becky Clark, Doug Stroup, Richard Smith, Amy Bridges and Lamar Payne. Photo/Special.

In January of 2008 The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone brought you one of this country’s most produced shows during the last 20 years: Connie Ray and Alan Bailey’s bluegrass and gospel musical comedy, “Smoke on the Mountain.” Two years later it still stands as one of the most successful shows the theatre has produced.  The Legacy is excited this Christmas to bring their patrons the fantastic follow-up to this one-of-a-kind show.  Read More»

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Sandy Creek High School honored a hero Nov. 12 by officially renaming the Patriot Field House in memory of former football player Robert Collins, who died Apr. 7 in an explosion in western Iraq while serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army. Following the brief ceremony, the crowd erupted in applause to recognize Lt. Collins’ sacrifice for the country. Joining Patriot coaches and Principal Roy Rabold during the presentation were Lt. Collins’ parents, Sharon and Deacon. Photo/John Munford.

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