Tyrone downtown development possibilities unfold

Tyrone downtown development possibilities unfold

The Tyrone Town Council on Sept. 21 got a look at possible enhancements to the downtown area that stemmed from citizen requests during the recent comprehensive plan update. Planning and Zoning Director Phillip Trocquet said the town applied to the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Fellowship for assistance after citizen input was received and the update to […]

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Issues with the now-controversial mural behind the dais at Tyrone Town Hall, and the Sept. 7 decision to keep the mural denoting portions of the town’s history, have generated comments by Fayette NAACP President Terrence Williamson and state Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone). Both Williamson and Jackson wrote letters to the editor. Commenting on the Sept. […]

Jerry C. Flury, 76, of Tyrone

Jerry C. Flury, 76, of Tyrone, Ga. went to be with his Lord on September 10, 2017.  Jerry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Atlanta, Ga. on February 6, 1941 to the late Carlos and Virginia Flury.  He grew up going to Capitol View Baptist Church, participating […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

Dorin Eugene Milam, Sr., age 93, of Tyrone

Mr. Dorin Eugene Milam, Sr., age 93, of Tyrone, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Butler Milam and is survived by his sons, Dorin Eugene Milam, Jr. and his wife, Elaine of Milner, Daniel Keith Milam and his wife, Robin of Bonaire; sister, Margie Milam Watkins; […]

William James Carson, 58, of Tyrone

William “Will” James Carson, 58, of Tyrone, passed away August 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born September 15, 1959 to Daniel and Janice Carson in Petersburg, Ohio.  Will worked in transportation and was vice president of transportation at ABM Aviation. Will was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Arkwright Carson and […]

Tyrone covers up offending town hall mural

Tyrone covers up offending town hall mural

  Council drapes mural containing Confederate soldier; it acted after freshman state Rep. Derrick Jackson said mural misrepresents ‘Tyrone of today’; mayor cites ‘harmony’ A mural depicting the history of Tyrone has stood for nearly 21 years behind the dias in the Town Council chambers. The mural was recently covered by a large curtain after […]

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