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Karen Hoyt, director of Children’s Ministries at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, worked with the children and adults to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary last month.

Karen Hoyt, director of Children’s Ministries at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, worked with the children and adults to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary last month. The group worked intensely for a couple of hours pulling weeds, digging up small trees and manicuring the area. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Photo/Special.

Hopewell UMC has new youth director

Branden Hubler

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone announces its new youth director, Branden Hubler, a McDonough native, who spent the past two years working with the youth program at Harvest Point UMC..

A graduate of Union Grove High School in McDonough, Hubler attended DeVry University and Georgia Perimeter College, where he obtained an associate degree. He plans to pursue a degree in pastoral ministries at a Christian college in the near future.

Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High. For more information contact the church, 770-306-7537.

These apples do make a difference

These apples do make a difference

The Harvest for Real Life Center Orchard on the Dogwood Church campus in Tyrone has harvested 8,150 pounds of fresh produce so far this year to be shared through the food pantry at the Real Life Center. The Real Life Center serves individuals and families from Fayette and Coweta County going through the tough times. Pictured above is Caroline Grace Chen, who helped her parents and a group of volunteers pick apples. Photo/Submitted.

Residents happy about new kennel in Tyrone

A dozen Tyrone residents applauded their town’s council Thursday night as the council approved the adding of an indoor pet boarding facility to local business Beau Tye’s Pet Spa.

“I would love to have a local place I would feel comfortable leaving my pet,” said Liz Geiger of Tyrone, speaking to the council Thursday. Retired, Geiger often travels with her husband and can’t always find a safe place to board her pet. Read More»

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

COS will bless the pets in Tyrone Sunday

Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites all to its annual Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, Oct, 5 at 2 p.m. on the property at 411 Palmetto Rd. in Tyrone. Pastors Miriam Beecher and Fritz Wiese will lead the service and bless each pet. Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.

Comedy kicks off the season at the Legacy

The cast of “Moonlight and Magnolias.” Photo/Submitted.

Tickets are now on sale for Ron Hutchinson’s “Moonlight & Magnolias,” the hilarious comedy about the creation of ‘Gone with the Wind’. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the classic film, this farce will be the first of five exciting shows being produced by The Legacy Theatre this season.

“We think our audiences are going to love Moonlight & Magnolias,” says artistic director, Mark Smith, who is also directing the fast-paced production. Read More»

Crossroads students pray at flagpole

Hundreds gathered in Tyrone Wednesday to offer up prayers for the nation. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Crossroads Christian School (CCS) students gathered together Wednesday morning for the global prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” Surrounding the flagpole outside the First Baptist Church of Tyrone, the students prayed for the nation, U.S. military, government leaders and local missionaries.

The throng of students, pre-K through eighth grade, celebrated freedom of religion alongside their teachers and invited guests, including Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, Sheriff Barry Babb, Police Chief Brandon Perkins and Probate Judge Robert Ruppenthal. Read More»

Wrestling comes to town

Wrestling comes to town

One of the members of the Beautiful Bald Beasties, standing, lowers the doom on Drew Adler at the Sept. 21 wrestling tournament that was part of the multitude of week-long events at the 2014 edition of Tyrone Founders Day. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Good neighbors

Master Gardner Sandy Golden (left photo), Heather and River Colvin in right photo.

Hopewell United Methodist Church member and Master Gardner Sandy Golden led a group from Hopewell on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, as they cleaned up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Heather and River Colvin worked hard to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary in Tyrone. Photos/Special.