Tyrone

Tyrone holds the line on tax millage rate

Tyrone Town Hall. File photo.

The Tyrone Town Council on Aug. 21 held with tradition and did not raise the millage rate on property taxes. That said, the 2.889-mill tax rate amounts to an increase since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased.

The millage rate was approved by unanimous vote. The increase in property tax revenue is projected to be $14,229, a 1.8 percent increase. The total number of dollars anticipated to be collected in property tax for 2014 is $920,468, according to Town Manager Kyle Hood. Read More»

Sitton-Bearden engagement

Meagan Danielle Sitton engaged to Michael Scott Bearden

Michael S. Sitton and Karla W. Sitton would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Meagan Danielle Sitton to Michael Scott Bearden. The bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Kathleen Whitehead and Estelle McMillian (late). She is the great-granddaughter of Warren and Corrie Alma (late) Phillips and the late Julian Perry and Mae Nell Strickland. The groom is the son of David and Lela Bearden. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Bearden (late) and Ray and Eloise McElwaney (late). Read More»

‘Undie Sundays’ net big haul for local clothing bank

Real Life Center volunteer coordinator Vicki Troyer R) receives the donations from Debbie Hamby, treasurer of Hopewell Methodist Women. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recently donated 356 pairs of underwear to The Real Life Center for those in need.

The underwear was collected during “Undie Sundays” this summer. The congregation collected underwear for men, women, and children and Hopewell Methodist Women repackaged the donations, three to a bag, for the Real Life Center to distribute to their clients in need. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

Tyrone's Founders Day expands to a week this year

The Founders Day Parade is always a highlight during the town's annual festival. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Tyrone Founders Day Festival will be a weeklong event this year. The fun begins with a fishing rodeo at Shamrock Lake Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, along with a community yard sale. On Sept. 14, the annual Sweet Heart pageant will take place at the Tyrone Recreation Center. Read More»

GriefShare starts tonight at Tyrone’s Dogwood Church

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group Wednesday evenings beginning tonight, Aug. 13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Atrium area of the church office.

“GriefShare is a Bible-based support group with friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” Read More»

Fayette County arrests - July 29 - Aug. 4

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, Aug. 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Blanca E. Cisneros-Cerda, born in 1977, of Briar Street, Union City, for no valid license.

Elisa R. Frazier, born in 1963, of Lakeside Way, Newnan, for suspended registration and probation/parole violation. Read More»

Tyrone maintains low millage of 2.89

It has been a decade since Tyrone raised the millage rate on property taxes. While keeping the same rate again this year, public hearings are needed since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased. Read More»

Hopewell UMC ladies have Christmas in July

Julie Compton of Sassy Chick Paint Parties helps Hopewell UMC member Ellen Brooks (left) with her art creation. The “Christmas in July” event was held on Friday, July 25, at the church in Tyrone. Photo/Special.

Six members of Hopewell UMC’s United Methodist women met on Friday, July 25, to celebrate Christmas in July. Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Paint Parties, helped the women paint a jolly snowman to use in their Christmas décor.

“It’s surprising how Compton can guide the untrained hands of ‘wannabe’ painters to execute a frame worthy piece of art they can be proud to display,” said Elaine Pierce, a member of the group.

The women continued the theme by playing Christmas music and preparing delightful snacks to fortify them for their task.
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