Tyrone

Glory Clapp will perform June 10

The B-Acts group, seniors age 50 and older, at Flat Creek Baptist Church will have a dinner meeting Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m., with ventriloquist Glory Clapp and her friend, Hal A. Lujah, providing the entertainment. Members are encouraged to bring their friends.

Those who are attending for the first time are guests of the group.

Regular members are asked to bring a vegetable and a salad or dessert. Meat will be provided by the church.

Flat Creek is on Flat Creek Trail between Ga. Highway 54 and Tyrone Road. For more information, call the church office, 770-487-4890.

Million word readers recognized

Million word readers recognized

Wow! Ten students at Tyrone Elementary were inducted into the Million-Word Club on Friday. Pictured are the students and club sponsors that have read more than a million words this year holding their favorite books. Seated, from left, are Christopher Beaver, Clay Walker, Riley Carraher, Veronica Randers and Dresden Day. In the back row are Kim Marshall (Media Specialist), Zoe Andrews, Banks Ream, Deviny Williams, Beau Healy, Brant Bousquet, Pat Pankopp (Media Parapro). Photo/Kim Marshall

Healthpoint Pediatric friendly to families

Healthpoint Pediatrics opened its doors in 2004 in Tyrone by Dr. Marat Plotkin. He was motivated to open his own practice after providing ER services at Atlanta’s Scottish Rite and his goal was to provide an atmosphere in which parents are not rushed and are given time to discuss their children’s health with him. Healthpoint Pediatrics provides care to children ages newborn to 21 years old.

“Our goal is provide excellent medical care to our patients in a personalized manner, based upon trust and mutual respect with our families,” said Plotkin. Read More»

Officer’s keen eye saves Tyrone home

It’s easy to tell that Tyrone homeowner Sandra Mallory is just a bit overjoyed. That is because her new hero, Sgt. Eric DeLoose, and his keen eye saved her home Wednesday when he quickly responded after noticing the beginnings of a fire that had started in several trash cans adjacent to the house. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was nothing but hugs of appreciation for Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose by homeowner Sandra Mallory Thursday afternoon. The alert DeLoose while on patrol on Pendleton Trail Wednesday noticed the beginnings of a house fire that firefighters minutes later extinguished, saving what would have been a major structure fire and potentially the loss of Mallory’s home. Read More»

Recession or not, Tyrone to hold steady at 2.89 mills

The Tyrone Town Council is on its way to adopting the $3.085 million FY 2010-2011 budget by the end of June. Expected decreased property tax revenues are being offset by 3 percent departmental reductions and the transfer of $136,000 from the reserve account. The 2.89 millage rate is expected to remain unchanged.

The council Thursday continued the discussion of the proposed General Fund budget that totals $3,085,674. That amounts to a $45,005 increase, or 1.5 percent, over the current year. Read More»

Fox that bit two in Tyrone tests positive for rabies

The fox that bit two people in Tyrone Monday was determined late Tuesday to be rabid. Fayette County Animal Control stressed that area residents should be sure that their pets are current on rabies vaccinations. Read More»

Hopewell will host chicken barbecue, yard sale Saturday

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will hold its annual Chick-N-Que this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each.

There will also be a bake sale where desserts may be purchased to go with the meal.

The meal consists of half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea.

A community-wide yard sale will also be held that day. Spaces may be reserved for for $10. Space under the pavilion is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Read More»

A stepping 'Stone' for ballroom dancing

James Stone, a ballroom dancing instructor with over 25 year experience will be starting a new class for ladies at the Tyrone Recreation Department starting on June 6. This four week class will be on Sunday evenings from 7-8 p.m. and cost $35 per person. Read More»

Fox attack in Tyrone sends 2 to hospital Monday

File photo of a fox.

An employee of a Palmetto Road business and a customer of another were both bitten Monday afternoon by a fox that was subsequently killed by Tyrone police officers responding to the scene. Those bitten were treated at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Hopewell to host chicken barbecue, yard sale

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will hold its annual Chick-N-Que Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each.

The meal consists of half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. There will also be a bake sale where desserts may be purchased to go with the meal.

A community-wide yard sale will also be held that day. Spaces may be reserved for $10. Space under the pavilion is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Read More»