Tyrone

Local officials begin assessing response to Snow Jam 2014

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb in a file photo from fall 2013.

With the snow gone and the black ice melted, the assessments of Snow Jam 2014 begin: What happened, who responded well, who didn’t, and why?

The Citizen interviewed public safety and public works officials from around the county on Monday to explain their part in the events that unfolded during the middle of the day on Jan. 28.

Unlike the winter storm that hit in 2011 and deposited significantly more ice on county roadways, the one last week came in the middle of the day and caught the school system, employers and many motorists by surprise and — in many cases —unprepared. Read More»

Katie Howard of Tyrone

Mrs. Katie Howard of Tyrone passed away February 1, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Ray Howard of Tyrone; sons, Billy R. Howard and his wife Linda of Tyrone; daughters, Connie Bryant and her husband Perry of Sharpsburg; Brenda Presley and her husband Gerald of Senoia; sister, Genora Jenkins of Delano, Tenn.; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Fayette students delayed from leaving school as PTC streets iced over

By 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City was iced over in both lanes as commuters slogged home to be with their families. These folks were lucky they didn't get stranded on the interstate like so many others did Tuesday night. Photo/Rhonda Sue.

Peachtree City was not immune to the weather-related struggles Tuesday, though a police presence on the road helped officials direct sand to where it was most needed to help get folks home as safely as possible.

One of the first roads to close was north Peachtree Parkway from the Lake Kedron boat docks northward. Because it had iced over before school let out, cars were spinning out and unable to make it up hills, police reported. Read More»

City, county offices to reopen tomorrow (Thurs.)

Local government offices will be getting back to business tomorrow (Thursday).

Fayette County and Fayetteville offices will open at 10 a.m. and Peachtree City offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Tyrone town offices will open for business at noon. Read More»

Roads continue to be slippery; multiple stores closed

Best advice may be to stay home as officers direct sand trucks to slick spots on roads, streets

With ice and snow clogging local streets and a number of Fayette highways facing the same fate, citizens are being advised to stay home except for an emergency.

Ga. Highways 92, 279 and 85 have a number of icy spots, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A number of Fayette residents reported on Facebook that it took seven hours or more for their commute home yesterday afternoon, with some stretching past the 12-hour mark. Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Tyrone mayor: crime down, economy up

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the town council. Pictured from left are Councilman Ken Matthews, Dial, Councilman Ryan Housley and Councilwoman Linda Howard. Present at the meeting but not pictured was Councilman Gloria Furr. Photo/Special.

It was a look behind and a look ahead for Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial as he delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council. Dial suggested that conditions that led to a successful 2013 are in place to make 2014 a time of increased opportunity.

Beginning with the year just ended, Dial said the town government’s pledges during 2013 included the battle to protect Tyrone Elementary School from closure. Read More»

Hopewell’s ‘Wednesday Nite Out’ program starts tonight

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will offer a Wednesday night program for children, youth, and adults beginning tonight, Jan. 22.

The adults will have Bible study while the children and youth engage in their programs.

The program will run twice a month, on the first and fourth Wednesday, in conjunction with Wednesday Night Suppers. Meals will be served at 5:45 p.m. and the program will run from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Tonight, the Missions Committee invites the community to join them for pizza. Proceeds will go towards the Homeless Offering. Serving begins at 5:45 p.m. Read More»

Hopewell offers midweek activities

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will offer a Wednesday night program for children, youth, and adults beginning Jan. 22. The adults will have Bible study while the children and youth engage in their programs.

The program will run twice a month, on the first and fourth Wednesday, in conjunction with Wednesday Night Suppers. Meals will be served at 5:45 p.m. and the program will run from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The community is invited to participate in all of these activities.

The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Read More»

Casting call for ‘Divas’

Casting call for ‘Divas’

The casting call for the sixth season of Lifetime Television’s “Drop Dead Diva” was held Jan. 4 in Tyrone. Approximately 500 people attended the casting call hosted by Bill Marinella Casting. The show is filmed in studios at Peachtree City’s Falcon Field. Photo/Ben Nelms.