Tyrone

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»

Compassion for others leads Tyrone teen on path to serve others in India

Anika Cooper will spend a year working with an organization that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anika Cooper is far from the average high school graduate. The 2010 Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian could be thinking about immediate college plans and a career path, but instead the 18 year-old will spend the next year working in India with an organization called Freedom Firm that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Read More»

Tyrone "Back to School Bash" Saturday

Looking for some fun for the family this weekend? Look no further than Shamrock Park in Tyrone Saturday morning and afternoon where the town will hold the 2010 version of the “Back to School Bash.”

Tyrone Recreation Department Director Jennifer Patton said the festivities will include all day fun for kids including moonwalks and face painting, a local DJ and lots of music.

The event will also feature a 4-D movie that will provide much more than just the sound and video, Patton said, suggesting that families come and see just what’s inside the unique ride. Read More»

Commissioners, give us reasons to cheer

Congratulations to Fayette County commissioners-elect Steve Brown and Allen McCarty. You listened to what the people were saying, addressed their concerns and we elected you.

Go make us proud.

Thank you to Commissioners Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell for your service. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

It’s my sincere hope there will be no lame duck mischief in the period from now to the installation of the new commissioners in January. Read More»

Tyrone okays preliminary plat for business park

The Tyrone Planning Commission at its Thursday meeting voted 3-0 to approve the preliminary plat for the proposed Quarry View Business Park located on 25.11 acres along Ga. Highway 74 north of Carriage Oaks Drive. The 25 acres is part of a 55.8-acre tract that was rezoned earlier this month.

Project representative Rick Sewell said plans call for 12 lots ranging from 1.25-2.5 acres that would provide space for service type businesses.

“We see it as an opportunity for service-related businesses geared toward residents.” Sewell said. Read More»

Give blood today; honor fallen Fayette County soldier

Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold an Honor Blood Drive today, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. The blood given today will honor Lt. Robert Wilson Collins, killed in action on April 7, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs or more, and show a photo I.D.

Those who are 16 years old may donate with written parental consent.

All donors will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Read More»

Sandy Creek students nearly sweep writing competition

Three rising seniors at Sandy Creek High took the top three placements in the 14th Georgia History Day Essay Contest, nearly sweeping the entire competition sponsored by “Georgia Voyager” magazine and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

The winners are (first place) Linda Wilkins; (second place) Nia Decaille and (third place) Camara Carter. Their winning essays will be published in the “Georgia Voyager” magazine. Over 2,000 Georgia students wrote essays on this year’s theme, “Georgia Authors.” Read More»

Hopewell schedules blood drive to honor fallen soldier

Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold an Honor Blood Drive Wednesday, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. The blood given that day will honor Lt. Robert Wilson Collins, killed in action on April 7, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs or more, and show a photo I.D.

Those who are 16 years old may donate with written parental consent.

“Please come out and donate blood in honor of Lt. Collins, a soldier, servant, and leader who gave his life for our freedoms,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Local Girl Scout still collecting school supplies for children of homeless mothers

While most teenagers are celebrating their summer break from school, one young lady is continuing to spend her time on a project that will help a group of children have all their school supplies for next year.

Lauren Sarkis, a rising Sandy Creek High Schooler, has been collecting backpacks, pens, markers, paper, binders, and numerous other school supplies for children at Atlanta Day Women’s Shelter. Her goal is to have 100 backpacks, filled with school supplies, ready for the children to use come August and the start of the new school year. Read More»

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