Tyrone

Tyrone police work with public on speeding concerns

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved the purchase of a multi-use SMART trailer that can assist police and the public on a variety of issues such as reminding motorists to comply with speed limits. The trailer will be purchased with existing federal drug funds.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins in making the purchase request noted that reports by citizens of motorists speeding in neighborhoods and other locations in the town contributed to the department’s interest in obtaining the SMART (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) unit. Read More»

Hopewell UMC’s Pumpkin Patch will opens for business Sunday

The annual Pumpkin Patch at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, will open for business at noon on Oct. 10 and will remain open throughout the month.

The Patch proceeds are used for mission projects and programs in the church. The Patch hours of operation will be Sunday through Friday from noon until 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hopewell UMC is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High School.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opens at The Legacy Theatre Oct. 8

There is a definite buzz of excitement among The Legacy Theatre’s patrons as Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” rolls onto the stage this fall. 

“Whenever I announce the lineup for our upcoming fifth season, the one show audiences respond to the most is ‘Daisy,’,” said Legacy’s Executive Producer, Bethany Smith.  “It’s personally my favorite play of all time, and I know audiences will want to add seeing this play to their list of things to do this fall.”   Read More»

Everyone loves a parade

Everyone loves a parade

Tyrone’s Founders Day festival took place last weekend and featured numerous events that brought the community together. These children tossed out candy to the crowd gathered for the annual Founders Day parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

County commissioners ignore voters, press on with West Bypass

If you had any doubts that your votes for Allen McCarty and Steve Brown for the at-large county commission posts were the right decisions, the current county commissioners gave you all the confirmation you need last week when they decided to move forward with Phase II of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The unmitigated gall of the current Fayette commissioners taking the next step on Phase II of the bypass even though the public has loudly cried the road is not wanted is another horrible example of the government’s total disrespect for the average citizens. Read More»

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

A beautiful day in Tyrone for Founders Day

It's always fun for kids to ride on the top of the truck. And that was even more the case Saturday morning as kids on vehicles and floats, and the multitude of others that lined the street, took in the sights at the annual Founders Day events that began with the parade along Senoia Road.

Going for a ride at Tyrone's Founders Day

Going for a ride at Tyrone's Founders Day

Tyrone Recreation Director Jennifer Patton takes a minute Thursday from helping put together the numerous Founders Day events to spend a little time on the rollercoaster with her kids Zac (front), Duran and Delaney. The carnival at Handley Park is just one of the events that will span the weekend’s festivities. For more, see the story on Page B2. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone private school receives recognition

The educational challenge of the 21st century has motivated Crestwood Christian Academy a ministry of the Crestwood Baptist Church, to uphold their standard of excellence that has earned them Quality status.

Using the individualized Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), this school focuses on Christian character training and outstanding academic accomplishments by its students, and also demonstrates a continuing commitment to state-of-the-art, computer-enhanced education. Read More»

OM gets new president, CEO

The board of directors of Operation Mobilization (OM), with headquarters in Tyrone, announced that as of July 2010 Andrew Scott has assumed responsibility as president and CEO of OM USA. Dr. Rick Hicks, who served as president of OM USA for the past 15 years, will now serve OM International as the North American area leader. Read More»

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