$60,000 race car stolen in Palmetto

by Wes Mayer

Authorities with the Palmetto Police Department are on the lookout for a trailer that contained an expensive dragster race car when it was stolen Thursday.

On Thursday, Palmetto resident David Tatum reported as stolen his 1993 Gold Rush trailer, which contained his 1967 Chevrolet dragster. In a prepared release from the Palmetto Police Department, authorities say officers responded to the call on the 8000-block of Roosevelt Highway, met with the victim and found three other vehicles on the property were broken into as well.

“The car is 60 grand plus,” Tatum told a Fox 5 TV news reporter. “I had my weather station, computer, all my driving equipment… That’s between $80 and $100 thousand worth of stuff right there.”

The trailer is white with Georgia tag 4921VF, and the dragster is described as silver with several racing stickers on both sides, according to Palmetto Police.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the trailer, race car or information on the theft has been asked to contact Sgt. Lee Gragg with the Palmetto Police Department at 706-463-9068.



More Local

Cheek to head state school facilities association

Coweta County School System Director of Facilities Ronnie Cheek has been named president of the Georgia Association of School Facility Admin ... Read More


Bullying in Coweta County: A victim’s story

Twelve-year-old Jennifer Jarvis knows first-hand the effects of bullying. Jarvis claims she has been bullied since the first days of element ... Read More


US citizenship requires test...and a long wait

US citizenship requirements include testing, and a long wait By Sarah Fay Campbell sarah@newnan.com On Nov. 14, more than 50 immigrants bec ... Read More


Video series depicts Battle of Brown’s Mill

Visitor’s to the Brown’s Mill Battlefield, and those around the world interested in the battle, can now view seven videos about ... Read More


Veterans to be honored at Christmas parade

Newnan’s hometown heroes will be grand marshals for this year’s Christmas parade. The parade will be Saturday, Dec. 13, beginnin ... Read More

WASA to issue up to $19.4 million in bonds

The Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority will be issuing some $19.4 million in bonds, which will be used to pay off bonds that were issue ... Read More