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Courts

  • Public record for 12/28/11 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 Sept. 12-23 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Hill to serve 2 years for check fraud

    ABINGDON — A Hillsville woman will serve two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to counterfeit check fraud charges.
    Regina Hines Hill was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on Dec. 12. Judge James P. Jones imposed a sentence of 24 months on each count, to run concurrently. Hill will also be on probation for three years following her release from prison and will have to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution to a bank.

  • Public record for 12/14/11 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 Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Grayson, Oracle close to settlement

     

  • Public record for 11/30/11 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 Aug. 19-Oct. 19 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    John Arthur Coleman, 39, and Stacy Lynn Johnson Richardson, 31, both of Galax.

  • Public record for 11/16/11 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 Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Oracle's religious discrimination lawsuit delayed again

     

    UPDATED 11/15/11:

    Laura George of The Oracle Institute says an additional reason for the trail's delay is that the parties are close to reaching a settlement in the discrimination case.

     

  • Carico not guilty of murder-for-hire

     

    UPDATED 11/14/11:

     

  • Public record for 11/9/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Sammy Lee Lewis of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Grayson grand jury issues indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE  — Two Galax men were indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on malicious wounding charges.
    Jason Lee Hill, 27, and Matthew Harris Brown, 23, accused each other of malicious wounding.
    The grand jury met in Independence on Oct. 28.
    An indictment indicates that the grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.
    Other indictments handed down were: