Tyrone

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»

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»

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