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Courts

  • Sweet convicted of sexual battery

    INDEPENDENCE — A Galax man was convicted last week in Grayson County Circuit Court of two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
    A jury of eight women and four men deliberated about three hours last Thursday before finding Fred Sweet Jr., 67, guilty of both charges.
    The jury recommended a sentence of five years in prison and a $20,000 fine on one charge and seven years in prison and a $30,000 fine on the second charge.
    The alleged offenses occurred April 21, 2007, and involved a girl who was age 5 at the time. A grand jury indicted Sweet in April 2008.

  • Police: Suspects took over Social Services clients' finances

    INDEPENDENCE — A former Grayson County Department of Social Services caseworker and a DSS caregiver took control of two elderly clients' finances and stole thousands of dollars, according to a criminal complaint filed June 16.
    The charges came after a joint investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 104 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A search of a vehicle stuck in the snow on Dec. 23, 2009, led to three indictments that the Carroll grand jury certified against a 33-year-old Dobson, N.C., man on Monday.

  • Public record for 10/1/08 edition

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in May, June and July in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 9/17/08 edition

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in May in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Shawn Michael Mabry of Galax, guilty of appearing in public intoxicated; pay $25 fine and $61 costs.

  • Public record for 8/27/08 edition

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 20-July 8 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 8/20/08 edition

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 12-19 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

    Loretta Painter and Linda Ogle to Ryan L. Smoak and Denise S. Smoak. 1.13 acres in the Wilson District. $115,000.

  • Public record for 8/13/08 edition

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded April 12-May 16 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 7/30/08

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 7/23/08

    Editors 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Sara Monique Miller of Galax, guilty of failure to return rental property, $49.92; pay $61 costs.