Tyrone

Mr. Troy Eugene Williams, 56, of Tyrone

Mr. Troy Eugene Williams, 56, of Tyrone, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Vicki Watts Williams; daughters Rhonda Phelps and Shannon Lewis, both of Tyrone; son Nick Williams of Fayetteville; dad Paul J. Williams; mom and father-in-law Judy and Ralph Stephens of College Park; brother Paul Williams, Jr. of Palmetto; sisters Louise Williams of Jackson, Rosa Statham McDaniel of Jackson and Sherry Horne of Barnesville; eight grandchildren. Read More»

Local American Legion post recognizes Tyrone PD for POW/MIA flag

Local American Legion post recognizes Tyrone PD for POW/MIA flag

Major Van Brock, Tyrone Police Department (R), is shown receiving a certificate of recognition presented to the city of Tyrone’s “Veteran’s Memorial Park” for their year-round display of the POW/MIA flag. David Niebes (L), POW/MIA Project Officer from Fayette County Post 105, makes the presentation.

Sept. 17 is POW/MIA Recognition Day, a national observance when the nation remembers its prisoners of war (POWs) and those military personnel who are still listed as missing in action (MIAs) from our nation’s conflicts. Read More»

Commission to get info on regional transportation tax

A briefing on a plan to implement a regional 1 percent sales tax for transportation projects will be presented to the Fayette County Commission Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

The information will be presented by the Atlanta Regional Commission, Read More»

Tyrone police reports - August

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during August. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Francisca Ascecio Mazas, 31, of Ga. Highway 54, Fayetteville, for seatbelt violation and no license.
Leslie A. Banks, 50, of Rockhurst Chase, Tyrone, for simple battery.
Megan Nicole Berry, 22, of Cedar Drive, Lawrenceville, for DUI and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Chanvy Chanthraboutda, 39, of Lacosta Drive, Hampton, for DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Timothy Lance Hamilton, 47, of Hampton Drive, Atlanta, for no license and failure to maintain lane. Read More»

Tyrone keeps property tax rate at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night kept to its plan not to raise property taxes this year. The council approved the rate at 2.89 mills.

Decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account.

The town for 2010 saw a net decrease in revenues that totaled 8.62 percent.

Tyrone seeks nominees for 'Hero of the Year'

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited acts of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”

Rules & regulations:
1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials.
You may use back of form if additional space is needed.
2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.
3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges.
4. The review board will meet the week of Aug. 22 to make their decision. Read More»

Mrs. Ruth Hamblin Crumpton, 88, of Tyrone

Mrs. Ruth Hamblin Crumpton, 88, of Tyrone died August 6, 2010.

She was a longtime resident of Fayette County. She was preceded in death by her husband A.W. Crumpton, her son, Ricky Crumpton and a granddaughter, Gina Crumpton. Read More»

Tyrone seeks nominees for “Hero of the Year”

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited act of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”
Rules & regulations:

1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials. You may use back of form if additional space is needed.

2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.

3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges. Read More»

Last fling before school year

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.

Sen. Chance: To clear up specialty license plate confusion, here’s the deal

The passage of HB1055 brought some confusion to the issue of fees, so I’ll take some time to discuss what was changed by this bill. This week we will specifically cover specialty license plates.

Georgians are able to get a standard plate (with the peach logo on it) for $20 annually. There is a one-time manufacturing fee of $25 when the plate is first issued, which has been about every five years. Neither of these fees was changed under HB1055.

Also not impacted were fees on military plates or plates for the disabled. These were kept at the same level as before. Read More»

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