In the dark of night, around 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, firemen were dispatched to Graham City Hall for a fire. On arrival fire personnel discovered the public building was being destroyed by the blaze and promptly got the flames under control. On Wednesday morning there were a number of agencies responding to the scene including the Appling County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia Fire Marshal’s office, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
On Monday, April 23 The News-Banner learned that the fire has officially been ruled arson. The Fire Marshal’s office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are offering a reward of $10,000.00 for the arrest and conviction of the person (or persons) responsible. If you have any information about this fire, please call the Appling Sheriff’s Office at 367-8120.
The Graham City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at the Graham Fire Station on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.