Tyrone

Study shows growing up in Fayette County is good for kids in poor families

A new study on upward economic mobility reported in the New York Times indicated that growing up in Fayette County is a relatively good proposition for the future income of children in lower income families. The study by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren examined the relationship between the county in which children were raised and…

Tyrone armadillos attacked by armed human

At least four unwelcomed armadillos came under fire Wednesday in Tyrone, prompting Police Chief Brandon Perkins to reminding residents that shooting guns inside town limits for most purposes is a no-go, varmint eradication included. “We received a shots-fired call in a southside neighborhood about lunch time yesrterday,” Perkins posted on Facebook Thursday morning. “Upon arrival,…

Tyrone woman killed in traffic accident

Fayetteville and Peachtree City police are investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night in which a Tyrone resident was killed and two others were sent to the hospital. According to Lt. Mike Whitlow with the Fayetteville Police Department, Charis Walker, 23, of Tyrone was crossing Highway 54 from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive around 11 p.m….

Night airshow highlights GGAS weekend at Falcon Field

The Great Georgia Air Show takes off today, tonight and tomorrow, and organizers say this year’s show will be anything but “typical”. “Seventy-five percent of the performers are new to the show,” said Air Show Director Angie Faulise. “And we have totally reinvented our program, so there is a wider range of activities and experiences,…

County joins ’74 Gateway Coalition’ with Peachtree City, Tyrone, Fairburn

The governments of Fayette County, Fairburn, Peachtree City and Tyrone will form the “74 Gateway Coalition” to guide the development of the corridor that leads from the SR 74 and I-85 interchange into the county, Tyrone and Peachtree City. Several local leaders met back in June to discuss local transportation issues, and in that meeting…

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