Tyrone

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»

SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).
Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

Tyrone Post Office named for Lt. Collins

Tyrone Post Office named for Lt. Collins

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Burkitt “Deacon” Collins (L) views a plaque honoring his son, Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins, at a ceremony Monday in Tyrone. The plaque will be erected at the Tyrone Post Office, which is being renamed in honor of Lt. Collins, who died April 7, 2010 while serving in Iraq. Participating in the unveiling were (L-R) U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss and U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. Photo/John Munford.

Burch team qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team competed in the Fayette County Tournament at Starr’s Mill High School on March 19. The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic competition involving elementary school teams in a wide range of events involving all the science disciplines. The Burch Science Olympiad placed in 13 events and will also compete in the State Science Olympiad Tournament at Kennesaw State University on May 14. Read More»

Students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Medal winners (L-R) Robbie Chontos, Chanelle Smith, Gavin Baswell, State Officer Addie Davis, Jason Fore, Marissa Shenkle, and Donovan Ivey.

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).

Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Bargain hunting

Bargain hunting

Shamrock Park in Tyrone on March 19 was the epicenter of all things yard sale. Area residents had a variety of choices supplied by local organizations and vendors eager to show off their wares. The backdrop for the Century of Treasures event took the form of clear skies and mild temperatures that made Saturday morning yard sale-ing all the better. Photo/Ben Nelms.