Betty Marylynn Thompson, 80, formerly of Palmetto

Betty Marylynn Thompson, 80, of Williamson, formerly of Palmetto, died April 23, 2010. She is survived by her husband Edward Thompson; daughter Vicki and Steve Borders; son Kenny and Visa Thompson; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Richards; sister-in-law Doris Richards; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 25, 2010 at […]

Sgt. Gragg named finalist on TV show – needs votes

Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg has been named one of eight nationalist finalists in the America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint, after surviving a routine traffic stop gone wrong. Gragg is in the running for a $10,000 Grand Prize if he can receive enough online votes. On Sept. 12, 2009, three Palmetto officers […]

Youth recreation set to begin in Palmetto

Youth recreation in Palmetto has been a long-discussed need. But now, the non-profit Palmetto Youth League (PYL) is set to begin operations May 1 and will kick things off Apr. 17. “A great effort has been undertaken to fulfill a need in the community,” said Mayor John Miller. “That need is now being addressed by […]

Motorcyle benefit raised money for injured officer

Members of the Blaze-N-Blood Riders and the Blue Knights sponsored a motorcycle benefit fundraiser March 27 for Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg who was severely injured in the line of duty last year. Riders met at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto and took a scenic route through portions of Coweta and south Fulton […]

Michael David McGuffey

Michael David McGuffey, Palmetto, died Feb. 12, 2010. He was a 2009 graduate of Arlington Christian School and was employed at Publix in Tyrone. Services were at the Parrott Funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Hammonds and the Rev. Ron Edwards officiating. Interment was at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Palmetto. Survivors include his […]

Arson confirmed in two-home Palmetto fire

A Jan. 18 fire involving two homes on Carlton Pointe Drive in Palmetto is under investigation after it was determined that the blaze was intentionally set. Both homes were unoccupied at the time. Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo said the fire call came in at 4:50 p.m., with the first units responding four minutes later. […]

Argo re-designated at Fire Chief Officer

Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo began his efforts as fire chief in Palmetto in early 2007 after 30 years of experience. This week it was announced by Mayor John Miller that Argo has been re-designated as Chief Fire Officer by the international Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC). Argo is one of only 663 designated chief […]