'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»

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»

Tyrone starts super sign up day

Tyrone set for super sign up day

Fun ranges from legos to line dancing

Tyrone is gearing up for the town’s first “Annual Super Saturday Sign Up” when residents can register for activities ranging from Lego Camp to line dancing.

Spring classes, camps and sports for all ages are available through the town’s recreation department and residents can register on Saturday, Jan. 24, during the super sign up. The event will be held at the Tyrone Recreation Center, 145 Commerce Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full list of activities can be found at www.tyrone.org/recreation or more information can be obtained by calling 770-487-4694.

Improv comedy show benefits Promise Place

2015 focus on teen dating violence

Promise Place, a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence, is hosting its annual improv comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” in connection with “Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month, February.

The event is set for The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday and Saturday, Feb.20 and 21. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting Promise Place. Read More»

GriefShare support group starts tonight at Dogwood

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Highway 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 7, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the atrium area of the church office.

The 13-week program has been updated and is led by people who understand the grief process and want to help. Access to valuable GriefShare resources is provided to help recover from the loss and rebuild your life.

Contact Donna at 770-692-7634, or griefshare@dogwoodchurch.org to register.

Hopewell UMC to offer Financial Peace University

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will conduct Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University course beginning Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m.

“This course changes everything,” a spokesperson said. “Your money. Your story. Your life. During the class you will learn God’s way of handling money. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 within the first 90 days. You will learn how to get out of debt the same way you learned to walk — one step at a time.”

Membership kits are available for $93 each. Read More»

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