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.

Hopewell UMC women host budding artists at ‘paint night’

Hopewell Methodist Women recently held a “Paint Night” and 15 women gathered to paint their version of a beautiful cross.

Most of the women had never painted before and artist Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Painting Parties, led them through the steps to produce their masterpiece.

There were 15 grand, glorious, and joyful results and everyone proudly took their paintings home.

The night was such a success that another “Paint Night” is scheduled for July 25. The women will celebrate “Christmas in July” and paint a holiday scene. Read More»

Miss Sandy Creek Pageant is this Saturday

Proceeds will benefit school’s choral department

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department has rescheduled the 2014 Miss Sandy Creek Pageant after inclement weather forced the original pageant to be cancelled. The pageant is Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the SCHS cafeteria, or for $10 at the door. Read More»

Benefit for Promise Place Feb. 28 at Legacy Theatre

On Feb. 28, Promise Place is hosting its first ever Improv Comedy night titled “Promise You’ll Laugh”. The event will be held at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

A professional improvisational group from Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting Promise Place.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets please contact Paul Jones at 770-461-3839 ext 112 or at paul.jones@promiseplace.org. Read More»

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

New map with majority-minority 5th District will be used for upcoming elections; NAACP calls it "historic win-win" for all citizens

Tuesday afternoon, district voting became the law of the land in Fayette County by decree of a U.S. District Judge, replacing the county’s at-large voting format with a new process that will allow residents to vote for just one of the five members on both the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education.

Under at-large voting, struck down by the court, Fayette voters had the luxury of casting a ballot for all five members on each governing body. Read More»

Tyrone OK's duplex rezoning for Crabapple Lane site

The Tyrone Town Council Feb. 6 gave unanimous approval to a rezoning request which will lead to the construction of a duplex on the northeast corner of Crabapple Lane and Senoia Road.

In his request to have the 1.86-acre property rezoned from Office Institutional (OI) to Duplex Residential, developer Steve McWilliams told council members he planned to construct one upscale duplex on the undeveloped property. Read More»

Tyrone thanks brush fire responders

Tyrone thanks brush fire responders

Tyrone Police and the Fayette County Fire Dept. were recognized last week by the Tyrone Town Council for the successful response to a 50-acre brush fire near Dogwood Trail in late January. Pictured, from left, are Councilwoman Gloria Furr, Battalion Chief Jeff Hill, Fire Chief David Scarbrough, Police Chief Brandon Perkins, Officer Jonathan Woodruff, Officer Robert Nelson and Mayor Eric Dial. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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