Tyrone

Hopewell celebrates life of 103-year-old member

103-year-old Lamar Wallace (center) flanked by David and Debbie Hamby.

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone celebrated the amazing life of their 103-year-old member, Lamar Wallace (center), on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The theme for the event was”Oklahoma,” because that is his home state. Wallace is flanked by David and Debbie Hamby who were instrumental in organizing the event. Debbie co-chaired the event with Marilyn Ellis and Sharon Collins, all of Tyrone. A Delta Air Lines employee group, called “Cabin Jammers” provided some toe tapping Bluegrass music for the evening that included a meal, entertainment, and a huge birthday cake. Read More»

Patriots beat Yellow Jackets

Sandy Creek players at a home game during the season. The Patriots are in the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year after a rare, second-round, road game, winning 29-7 over Region 3-AAAA champion Wayne County in Jesup. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Seventh year making it to quarterfinals

The current senior class at Sandy Creek High School was in elementary school the last time its football team lost in the first two rounds of the state playoffs, and that legacy continues.

The Patriots are in the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year after a rare second-round road game, winning 29-7 over Region 3-AAAA champion Wayne County in Jesup. The team will hit the road again Friday to face Cartersville, the top team from Region 7-AAAA. Read More»

500 sandwiches break record

500 sandwiches break record

Cub Scouts give food to needy

On Friday, Nov. 14, Tyrone Cub Scouts Pack 373 prepared over 500 sandwiches and treat bags for the homeless at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Every year, the pack set up a challenge to boost the number of sandwiches that can be made to distribute to the less fortunate. The goal for this year’s event was 300 sandwiches but the scouts broke the pack’s record. Read More»

Tyrone woman dies in F'ville traffic accident

A 23-year-old Tyrone resident was killed in a Nov. 19 traffic accident in Fayetteville. The accident is under investigation.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said an investigation is underway into the death of Tyrone resident Charis Walker and the injury of two others.

Walker in her Toyota Camry was crossing Ga. Highway 54 East from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive at approximately 11 p.m. when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Jennings, 46, of Ellenwood. Read More»

New north Fayette fire station opens

The opening of Fayette County Fire Station No. 3 on NOv. 19 was attended by host of firefighters and elected officials from around Fayette County. The new north Fayette station is located on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was years in the making but on Nov. 19 the completed Fire Station No. 3 on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74 was unveiled. Funded by the Fayette County Fire Fund, the 9,600 sq. ft. station in north Fayette County is situated on 6.6 acres and will accommodate fire service needs for the next half-century.

The opening was attended by firefighters from in and around Fayette and Fulton counties and by elected officials from Fayette County, Tyrone and Peachtree City. Read More»

Great Fall Festival

 “Wonder Woman” Fran Godwin (right) paints the face of Avonlea Eichholtz, with an assist by her grandmother, Nancy Eichholtz. Photo/Special.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone had a successful Fall Festival last month and the face painting booth was very popular. “Wonder Woman” Fran Godwin (right) paints the face of Avonlea Eichholtz, with an assist by her grandmother, Nancy Eichholtz. Photo/Special.

OM opens registration for January ‘Perspectives’ class

Enrollment is now open for Operation Mobilization’s upcoming “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” class which will begin Jan. 8 and will meet weekly through May 7 (16 Thursdays). The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. at Operation Mobilization, 285 Lynnwood Ave., Tyrone.

“For four decades, God has used “Perspectives” to give almost a quarter million people a better understanding of how they fit into God’s story,” said class spokesperson Kristi Threatt. “Perspectives is more than a class. It is part of God’s global disciple making movement.” Read More»

A holiday tradition is set to return

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department will host the 2014 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

A Tyrone tradition hosted for many years by Tyrone Elementary School, which was closed in 2013, this year’s event will feature a pancake breakfast, crafts for children, letters to Santa, local vendors selling crafts and holiday items, and a performance by the Peachtree City Wind Ensemble. Read More»

Legacy brings fun to the season

The cast of "Nuncrackers." Photo/Submitted.

“Nuncrackers,”the sequel to the hit, “Nunsense,” is coming to The Legacy Theatre beginning Nov.21. The show features new songs and new laughs but stars the same nuns audiences know and love.

Artistic Director Mark Smith said, “Our 2012 production of “Nunsense” was a hit and we know our audiences will love this sequel just as much. We were even able to bring back all of our original cast of nuns as well as a new cast member as Father Virgil and quite a few local kids.” Read More»

Honoring our heroes

Honoring our heroes

U.S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district Lynn Westmoreland giving a speech at Veteran's Park in Tyrone, Ga., in honor of Veteran's day, Nov. 11. The program honored veterans from start to finish. Sandy Creek High School's chorus sang the National Anthem during the program, and the SCHS JROTC presented and retired the colors. Other speakers included Julius Edwards of Operation Mobilization, who gave the invocation, Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, and Vanna Byrd, project director of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Photo/Bethan Adams.