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Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone lawyer garners service award

Tyrone attorney Cindy Manning, second from left, was recently presented with the prestigious Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award. Manning mentors students at Sandy Creek High School and is involved with Advo-Kids CASA, Friends of the Tyrone Library and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers among other activities. With Manning from left are Patrise Perkins-Hooker, President Elect of the State Bar of Georgia, Justice Benham and Avarita L. Hanson, executive director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Photo/Special.

ToonBoom in Tyrone — Fayette schools, Clayton State launch animation training pilot project

From left to right, ToonBoom’s Joan Vogelesang, Clayton State’s Janet Winkler, Fayette County Board of Education’s Lisa Collins. Photo/Clayton State University.

They were all gathered at Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School on Mar. 4: the partners in a new venture with the long-term goal of creating a state model for animation training.

Clayton State University, the Emmy Award-winning Montreal-based ToonBoom Animation Inc., the Georgia Department of Education and the Fayette County Schools held a special event at Sandy Creek to announce an animation pilot project for Fayette County, and a partnership, “a partnership with a passion.”
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Sold out for Promise Place

Sold out for Promise Place

The Feb. 28 performance held at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone and featuring Atlanta’s Whole World Improv Theater comedy troupe benefitted the nonprofit Promise Place domestic violence prevention organization. Pictured are a few of the attendees for the sold-out performance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone seeks ‘second act’ for empty Tyrone Elementary campus

Generic photo of abandoned school (NOT Tyrone Elementary). Photo/Shutterstock.

Tyrone Elementary School is sitting vacant after being closed last year. But an effort that involves the town, the Fayette County School System, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Read More»

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek girls win pageant

Sandy Creek High School senior Lauren Owens (center) was crowned Miss Sandy Creek 2014 during the Miss Sandy Creek Pageant held Feb. 22. From left: Kelsey Dailey, Runner-up, People’s Choice Award; Fourth Runner-up and winner of the Spirit Award (most sponsorship money raised), Chelsee Montana Rice; Third Runner-up (tie) Kasey Melkonian; Miss Sandy Creek and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Lauren Owens; First Runner-up Ellie Klarl; Second Runner-up Dia Martin; and Third Runner-up (tie) Ivy Newland. Photo by Mark Turner, Turner PhotoDesign, turnerphotodesign.com.

Matthew G. Bishop, age 42, of Tyrone

Mr. Matthew G. Bishop, age 42, of Tyrone, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. He was born December 25, 1971 in Atlanta, the son of Mr. Jerry Lee Bishop and Mrs. Mary Greer Bishop. He worked for J.J. Morley Enterprises for many years. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan and a part-time Sous Chef. 

He is survived by his sons, Daniel Bishop of Fayetteville and Nathan Bishop of Fayetteville; sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Eddie Oliver of Newnan; brother, Shane Bishop of Fayetteville; three nieces, Katie, Chloe, and Tori; five nephews, Ethan, Trevor, Ryan, Joey, and Blake.  Read More»

Herobox seeks injured vets for NASCAR therapy program

Herobox is seeking 10 injured veterans from recent conflicts who would like to participate in a NASCAR event called Project Green Flag.

The event includes an all-expenses paid day at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday March 7, with a ride along in a NASCAR car, meals, a meet and greet with racers and Herobox/NASCAR gear.

Project Green Flag is designed to provide a safe and therapeutic experience for injured veterans. The idea is to spark injured veterans who are eager to start their new journey, according to Herobox founder Ryan Housley. Read More»

Craft and Coffee event set for Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Hopewell Methodist Women invite the community to participate in their upcoming “Craft and Coffee” event to be held Sunday, March 23, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the church.

The craft project will be a wooden bangle bracelet decoupaged with special paper to make it unique.

Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind bangle for personal use or as a gift for someone else.

The cost for supplies and instruction is $10 per person. Coffee and homemade coffee cake will be served. Read More»

Cookies baked for quilt ministry

The Methodist Women’s group at Hopewell United Methodist Church recently baked 80 dozen cookies to raise money for the “Prayers and Squares” quilt ministry which provides “prayer quilts” for those who are ill or recovering from an illness or operation. The cookies were packaged for Valentine’s Day and the women raised over $300 with this project.Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone.

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