Tyrone

Schneider-Lake wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lake

Brittany Ann Schneider and Michael Brandon Lake were married at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Feb. 5, 2011. Pastor Ernest Smith of Mt. Pleasant conducted the service.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schneider of Tyrone. She is the granddaughter of Janet Owen of Peachtree City; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Owen of Garden City, S.C.; the late Ernest Schneider of Croton, N.Y.; and the late Marlaine Bartow of Wooster, Mass. She is currently employed as a nanny in Charleston, S.C. Read More»

Tyrone allocates remaining sewer capacity

The Tyrone Town Council at its May 19 meeting voted to provide sewer service to three areas of potential development near Ga. Highway 74. That move, along with the few areas currently receiving the town’s limited sewer service, will bring the 250,000 gallon per day capacity to its maximum. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Camara Carter (R) is the valedictorian and Linda Wilkins the salutatorian for Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

3 hurt in 3-car collision

This vehicle was involved in a 3-car collision May 25, 2011 on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

Three people were taken to the hospital after this car and two others collided in a wreck early this evening on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

None of the injured were suspected to have life-threatening injuries.

While this vehicle caught fire after coming to rest in the median, the other two vehicles left the road and ended up in the woodline on either side of the highway, police said.

Hwy. 74 was closed for a time in both directions, though northbound traffic resumed around 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Police raid local convenience stores, arrest 11 on gambling charges

Officers stand by as alleged gaming machines are hauled out of the Pit Stop convenience store at Petrol Point and Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City Friday night. Photo/William Courtney.

UPDATED for print edition — It was back to business as usual Saturday morning — minus a truckload of pay-for-play video games — at a half dozen convenience stores in Peachtree City and Tyrone following a gambling raid Friday night. Read More»

Tyrone Elementary’s Pollard named ‘national distinguished principal’

Tyrone Elementary Principal Eddie Pollard (R) is congratulated for the national honor. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The cafeteria of Tyrone Elementary School was as quiet as a mouse May 16, even though the entire school and staff had returned after lunch to fill the large room. But that silence broke into wild applause when Principal Eddie Pollard entered. The occasion was a surprise announcement and celebration honoring the longtime administrator who has been named Georgia’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal. Read More»

Hopewell’s Chick-N-Que is Saturday

Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

The meal cosists of a barbecued chicken half, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. In addition to the Chick-N-Que, there will also be a yard sale and a bake sale, and the youth will sponsor a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Individuals may rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

Tyrone talks FY 2011 budget; millage rate to remain steady

The adoption of Tyrone’s FY 2011-2012 budget is just around the corner. A proposed increase of approximately a quarter million dollars from the current $3.145 million general fund budget Read More»

Former Tyrone officer sentenced to 140 years in prison for child sex crimes

Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of 38 different charges, most of which were related to possession of child pornography; he was sentenced to serve 140 years in prison, followed by 10 years on probation, by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford.

Jury convicted Matthew Anthony New of child molestation, sexual exploitation of children

A former Tyrone police officer was convicted May 10 of taking semi-nude photographs of two juveniles who he encouraged to “strip wrestle,” prosecutors said.
Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of Read More»

Commissioner Hearn just keeps digging his self-made pit even deeper

Here we go again with the sneaky crusade of Commissioner Lee Hearn. First, 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. However, the new commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown broke that up when they took office. Read More»