City of Bonham names new fire chief

Bonham – The Bonham City Council has announced the promotion of Brad Nichols as its new fire chief.

Nichols has served with the department since 1993, and for the past several months had been acting fire chief while former Chief Bill Palya was on paid administrative leave.

Although the allegations against Palya and reasons for his eventual firing where never made clear, he was not charged with any crimes following evidence presented to the Fannin County Grand Jury.

A reception for newly appointed Chief Nichols is scheduled for next Monday, January 24.