Tyrone

Superheroes (and others) at Tyrone Town Hall

Tyrone town staff got into the Halloween spirit this week by dressing up as characters. Back row (L-R) are Jennifer Patton, Lynda Owens, Dina Rimi, Michelle Gaston, Beth Vaughn and Town Manager Kyle Hood. Front row (L-R): Sandy Beach and Dee Baker. Photo/Special.

Tyrone youngster seeks 'pitchers' for charity

Tyrone 7th grader Matthew Sherrod felt led to begin a charity to help children and families in need. Far from being content to just consider it, Matthew put his thoughts into action and formed the non-profit Pitches for Hope. The organization’s first fundraiser will be held on Nov. 9 in Peachtree City. Read More»

What’s on the ballot?

Early voting awaits you — Staff at the Fayette County elections office in Fayetteville have been ready for early voters. Voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone can cast ballots for their contested races also at the public libraries in each city. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 1. Pictured are elections staff Leigh Combs (L) and Sharon Davis. Photo/Ben Nelms.

All voters in Fayette County, regardless of whether they live in a city or the unincorporated county, have something to vote about before election day ends Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Everyone gets a say on the proposed two-year core infrastructure SPLOST, and Peachtree City will elect a mayor and three council members. Those in the unincorporated county also face a separate measure that would allow alcohol sales by the drink, as an alcohol referendum approved last year only addressed package alcohol sales at locations in unincorporated Fayette. Read More»

Dogwood Church will offer holiday GriefShare seminar

Dogwood Church in Tyrone will offer GriefShare - Surviving the Holidays, a seminar, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-9 p.m. The group will meet in the Atrium area of the church office.

The video presentation offers suggestions on how to handle hard-hitting emotions during the holiday season, what to do about family traditions, how to scale back on activities and holiday preparations, and where to find the strength to go on.

“I learned that it’s okay not to carry on every tradition, and it’s okay to cut back on invitations,” shared a seminar attendee. Read More»

Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

A parking shortage at Fayetteville’s Lafayette Education Center has forced the Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education to move its upcoming Film and Digital Media Industry Open House to Sandy Creek High School, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone.

The Open House will still be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The exact location at Sandy Creek High School will be in the school auditorium, which is located inside the main front entrance. Read More»

Early voting starts in PTC, Tyrone

Early and absentee voting for the elections in Peachtree City and Tyrone starts Monday at each municipality’s respective library.

Registered voters will be able to cast ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both library facilities through Friday, Nov. 1. Those seeking a larger window of time can wait until election day itself on Nov. 5 when their individual precinct will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More»

SCHS Marching Band shines at competition

Sandy Creek High School’s color guard show their winning form. Back row, from left: Chidera Obinali, Katherine Gilmer, Daneila Shoates , Lauren Owens, Ellie Klarl, Bailey Flanigan, Aliyyah Shaheed, Shalaam Nellons, Kasey Melkonian, Karina Clark. Front row, from left: Jazmine Nava, Rachel Brown, Megan D’Errico. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s Marching Patriots took home multiple awards from the 9th Annual Yellow Jacket Classic Marching Contest held Saturday, Oct. 12, in Rockmart.

Sixteen high school bands, including Fayette County’s Sandy Creek High and McIntosh High, competed in the contest held at Rockmart High School.

The Sandy Creek Marching Patriots were awarded second place in the Class AAA marching band division.

Sandy Creek’s drum major, T. Michael Boddie, received a “superior” rating and was awarded first place among Class AAA drum majors. Read More»

Local governments adjust to LOST ruling

The Ga. Dept. of Revenue (DOR) is reviewing an Oct. 7 decision by the Ga. Supreme Court that determined the portion of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Act pertaining to a judicial resolution in a LOST distribution dispute between counties and municipalities to be unconstitutional. The ruling is not expected to affect ongoing local LOST collections. To be on the safe side, Fayette County and its municipalities are meeting this week to re-adopt the LOST distribution agreement reached in January. Read More»

Mayor touts savings, Dienhart wants ‘reform,’ Logsdon cites ‘return to civility,’ Jolly opposes SPLOST

Candidates for the Tyrone and Peachtree City councils face the public Saturday at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. From left, front row, are Tyrone candidate Pota Coston and Peachtree City candidates Stephanie Franz, Cathy Haddix (with microphone), Mike King and Kim Learnard. Back row, from left, are George Dienhart, incumbent Don Haddix, Ryan Jolly and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Councilwoman Learnard: "SPLOST a good business decision"; Mrs. Haddix opposes, says PTC must make budget provisions for its own expenses Read More»

Larry D. Matthews, age 69, of Tyrone

Mr. Larry D. Matthews, age 69, of Tyrone passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Patton Matthews; son, Michael L. Matthews and is survived by his companion, Cherry Graham; son, Ken Matthews and his wife, Susie; daughters, Cortney Dotson and her husband, Gary, Ashley Matthews; siblings, Betty Adams, Noreene Davis, Tommy Matthews, Barbara Neeley, Regina Hembree; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas, Ivy, and Alexander. Read More»

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