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Courts

  • Public record for 7/22/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Harper trial to be set this week

    INDEPENDENCE — A jury trial date for George Albert Harper III, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Brandon Billings, will be set in Grayson County Circuit Court on Friday.

    Harper is the second suspect to face a jury trial for the murder of Billings; a crime that took place in Grayson County nearly 13 years ago. According to police reports, Billings, a Galax High School senior and a member of the football team, was found shot to death in his truck near the New River.

  • Public record for 7/15/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Crystal Rae Lowe, 30, and Heather Nicole Weber, 29, both of Independence.

  • Public record for 7/8/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in October of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 7/1/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Vest to serve 11 years for meth charges

    HILLSVILLE ― A Floyd man will serve a minimum of 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in Carroll County Circuit Court on June 23.

    According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons, Kevin Vest, 49, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to alter a title at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in 2014.

  • Austin pleads guilty to child porn charges

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man recently pleaded guilty to multiple counts of possession, reproduction and distribution of child pornography in Grayson County.

    According to a report from Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan, David “Andrew” Austin, 25, appeared before the Grayson Circuit Court on April 30 to answer child pornography charges.

  • Public record for 6/24/15 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 15-29 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Taylor pleads guilty to drug charge

    ROANOKE — A Grayson County man entered a guilty plea to charges involving the distribution of methamphetamine in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on June 1.
    Ronald Dean Taylor, 54, of Whitetop, was charged by grand jury indictment on March 12, along with Erika Elena Ortiz and Olivia Marisol Moreno, with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, a Schedule II drug. Indictments detailed six incidents beginning in or around the summer of 2014 through December 2014.

  • Six charged in direct indictments

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court has released 20 direct indictments against six individuals.

    The grand jury approved 28 direct indictments this week, however additional indictments will remain sealed until the individuals have been arrested.

    Included in the indictments are:

    • Sharon Lynn Lowery - making a false application for public assistance to the Carroll County Department of Social Services;

    • Latonia R. Marshall — four counts of embezzling