Portion of old school to be transformed into a garden spot

A Jan. 20 decision by the Fayette County Board of Education paved the way for a community garden to be established on the grounds of the former Tyrone Elementary School.

Superintendent Jody Barrow said he had received correspondence from Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial indicating that a new garden club had inquired about using a portion of the former school grounds to establish a community garden.

Barrow said the requested location is on the northeast side of the former school.

“It’s a good idea and a good opportunity for the community,” Barrow said. Read More»

Sandy Creek FBLA means serious business

Sandy Creek FBLA

Students earn awards, head to state

With only one year under their belt, members of the Sandy Creek High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter are heading into a second year of competition with awards that show they mean business.

The chapter has 11 students (one earned two placements) qualifying for the 2015 FBLA State Leadership Conference in March after taking top honors in the regional competition. Read More»

Tyrone mayor open to adding sewer downtown

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial in a file photo from September 2014.

Dial: ‘Many businesses are suffering with their septic service and an unknown number of potential businesses are avoiding this important part of town’ Read More»

'Pink Out' with Sandy Creek

Basketball teams raise funds for cancer society

Sandy Creek High School is having a “Pink Out” to raise cancer awareness.

During the school’s basketball game against Warner Robins’ Northside on Jan. 27, the booster club will sell $10 t-shirts with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The shirts will feature the names of both schools.

During the intermission between the varsity girls and boys games, people affected by cancer will be invited to the gym floor.

The school will also have other “Pink Out” activities such as nail painting, pink cupcakes, and a Wall of Love.

Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone

Mr. Jan Vanloo, age 87, of Tyrone passed away peacefully surrounded by family, January 21, 2014.

Mr. Vanloo was born in Ermelo Holland, November 10, 1927 to Willem and Wijmpje Vanloo. In 1954 he moved to Canada where he was a mechanical welder. He moved to the United States in 1964 and was employed for 24 years as a mechanic with Eastern Airlines in Miami and Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. Vanloo loved to travel throughout their marriage all over the world. He was a lover of history. Read More»

Burch students get a visit

Burch students get a visit

Ambassadors from Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia visited with Ambassadors at Robert J. Burch Elementary School. UGA Ambassadors (Caroline and Alex) with their adviser, Christy Dasher, spoke with Burch Ambassadors about being an ambassador at the college level. The UGA students shared with the Burch Bears the requirements and selection process for this prestigious opportunity at the University of Georgia. A Question & Answer time allowed Burch Ambassadors to get further information about experiences, skills, and training for college level ambassadors . Read More»

School board should try cheaper web solutions

I kept my mouth shut last year when I saw that the Fayette County Board of Education had given a $70,000 job to the wife of the superintendent. Poor guy is just making do with ... what ... 190,000 bucks a year!

Now the board, with its dirt-rich superintendent, has a new scheme to spend $200,000 of the taxpayers’ money on some Internet-based program that does everything but slice bread.

I’ve lost the name of that wonder of all wonders program which BOE claims will do so many things that the county school system just has to have done. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»

Burch celebrating silver anniversary

Burch Bears celebrate anniversary

School still has some original staff

Robert J. Burch Elementary School is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of 25 years with some special t-shirts that reflect the past.

The faculty and staff received a commemorative anniversary t-shirt with a design that is a replica of the original Burch t-shirt design from the school's inaugural year, 1990.

Shown in the center of the picture is current Burch third grade teacher Melissa Nelms, who was one of the original Burch Bears. She is holding a shadow box displaying the original t-shirt. Read More»

Johnny Cash musical opens Friday

The cast of "Ring of Fire." Photo/Submitted.

“Ring of Fire,” the jukebox musical all about Johnny Cash opens at The Legacy Theatre Jan. 16 and runs until Feb.15. The show features all the songs audiences know and love performed live along with gripping narrative about the life of the “Man in Black.” Read More»