Mrs. Louise B. Blair of Tyrone passed away February 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Howard Blair of Tyrone; daughters, Mary Alice Blair of Smyrna; Bonnie Toro and her husband Warren of Fayetteville; grandsons, Adam Hagy; Brandon Toro; Drew Toro and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, […]
The goals are to establish a vision for Hwy. 74 that is supported by the stakeholders and sets forth a plan for bringing that vision to reality.
A draft contract between the Ga. Department of Transportation and Fayette County for the Ga. Highway 74 Corridor Study was approved on Feb. 9 by the Fayette County Commission. Previously tabled on Jan. 12, commissioners at the Feb. 9 meeting unanimously approved a draft contract for the Hwy. 74 Corridor Study that includes stakeholders such […]
Newnan High School has a new head football coach. It’s Sandy Creek High School Coach Chip Walker. The Coweta County Board of Education on Feb. 3 appointed Walker, who is currently the head coach at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Walker follows Mike McDonald, who announced in January that he was stepping down […]
Former Ga. Rep. Virgil Fludd of Tyrone will speak to the Fayette County Historical Society at its Feb. 19 meeting.
Virgil Fludd is a senior advisor in Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation practice group. His focus is on Georgia government affairs, at the local and state levels, for clients across a range of sectors. He has particular experience working with the highly regulated financial technology industry and the film and television industry. The Fayette County […]
A review of Georgia’s safest cities by safewise.com shows that Senoia, Tyrone and Peachtree City all scored in the Top 10 safest cities. Using a variety of data from 2015 to make the determinations, safewise.com said Senoia ranked No. 3 on the list, while Tyrone ranked No. 7 and Peachtree City ranked No. 8. […]
An unnamed man died Jan. 16 after a home invasion in Tyrone, wrecking the stolen car near Line Creek on Palmetto Road just inside the Coweta County line and exchanging gunfire with officers from Coweta and Fayette counties and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Tuesday said it was not […]
The Tyrone Police Department’s new K-9, Bruno, will soon be outfitted with protective gear designed to help him stay safe while fighting crime. “Bruno will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.,” said Chief Brandon Perkins. “K-9 Bruno’s vest is sponsored by […]
The Goodwill store on Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone is being replaced with a new, environmentally-friendly store. Groundbreaking for the new store was held on Jan. 4. Much like each of its 58 existing stores, the new Goodwill facility will include approximately 12,500 sq. ft. of sales floor space, an equally large production area and […]
A home on Crestwood Road in Tyrone sustained damage from a Jan. 9 fire that began in the fireplace and spread to the attic. A Jan. 9 fire at 160 Crestwood Road in Tyrone resulted in five people being displaced and one firefighter injured by falling debris. Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom […]
Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial on Jan. 5 gave the annual State of the Town address before the Town Council and citizens. The address highlighted the accomplishments of 2016 and looked forward to the expectations for the new year. Dial began his remarks noting that town leadership, including department heads, evaluated and analyzed internal strengths and […]