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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.

Hopewell UMC members join ‘Stop Hunger’ project

Dayton Ivester (left) and Robbie Scott of Hopewell UMC, seal a package for the Stop Hunger Now campaign held at the Tyrone church on March 12.  The church packed 10,058 meals in one and one half hours. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, March 12, over 75 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church came together and packed 10,058 meals for starving people around the world. The Tyrone church began raising funds and awareness for the “Stop Hunger Now” event in the fall of 2010. They raised $2,800, more than enough to pay for the meals. The event began at 10 a.m. and by 11:30 they had completed packing all of the meals.

The meals consisted of rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy based protein, spices and vitamins. When mixed with water, it produces a rather tasty meal. Read More»

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

Tyrone proclaims support for Relay for Life

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night unanimously approved a proclamation supporting the Fayette County Relay for Life and “Paint the Town Purple” month. Jane Carnes accepted the resolution from Mayor Don Rehwaldt. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone passed away March 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Edwin (Ed) Jackson and is survived by her sons, Mike Jackson of Cartersville; Tim Jackson and his wife Linda of Athens; sisters, Hilda Pace of Newnan; Ruth Taylor of Athens; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Dr. Farren Roper officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Tyrone approves Tyrone-Palmetto Road traffic study

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night on a 3-2 vote approved an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County to conduct an engineering study relating to intersection and road improvement on Tyrone-Palmetto Road from Ga. Highway 74 to the Coweta County line. Funding for the $30,000 study will come from existing one-cent sales tax (SPLOST) funds. Read More»

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