Fred Ross Birdsong, 90, of Tyrone

Fred Ross Birdsong, 90, of Tyrone Ga. passed away June 19, 2017. Fred was born in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Emmett and Pearl Birdsong. He graduated from Handley High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II from 1944-1946 in the 200th Infantry Regiment. After his service, he […]

Michael Lee Cardin, 59, of Tyrone

Michael Lee Cardin, 59, of Tyrone passed away June 2, 2017. Michael is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jackie; daughter, Nichole Cardin; son, Nicholas (Mandy) Cardin; parents, Bill & Ruby Cardin; brother, Ray (Susan) Cardin; three grandchildren, Laura, Emily and Colton; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at […]

Sandy Creek’s Weinhardt among finalists for Ga. Teacher of the Year

Would be Fayette’s first-ever state winner; is second Sandy Creek teacher to vie for state title

Sandy Creek’s Weinhardt among finalists for Ga. Teacher of the Year

Fayette County Teacher of the Year Suzette Weinhardt, of Sandy Creek High School, has been named by the Georgia Department of Education as one of 10 finalists for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Weinhardt, a math teacher, is the fourth Fayette County Teacher of the Year selected as […]

Hopewell UMC’s Chick-N-Que set for this Saturday in Tyrone

The Methodist Men at Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The cost is $8 for  half a barbecued chicken, slaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. Eat at the pavilion or take the food home to enjoy. Proceeds […]

Helen Smith named Presidential Scholar

Helen Smith of SCHS

Helen Smith named Presidential Scholar

Helen Smith of Sandy Creek High School has received the highest national honor bestowed to a graduating high school senior. She is one of the 160 high school students in the nation to be named a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Helen received the award in Career and Technical Education. She is one of two students […]

Tyrone fire damages home and vehicles

Tyrone fire damages home and vehicles

  There were no injuries in a house fire that occurred in the early morning hours on May 2 in Tyrone. Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services units responded to a residential fire at 515 Laurel Circle. All residents were able to evacuate at the time of the fire […]

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