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Today's News

  • Defense submits suppression brief in Jones case

    A court brief filed on behalf of Matthew Steven Jones seeks to suppress a photographic identification procedure that was used in accusing him of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George of Fries.

    The brief was filed in Grayson County Circuit Court through his attorney, Karen Boyer of Hillsville.

    George, 33, was reported missing on April 16, 2013. Her body was found weeks later in a ditch beside Brush Creek Road. A witness said she saw Jones near the area at night around the same date and spoke with him before continuing on her way.

  • Safety plans underway for flea market

    HILLSVILLE - While flea market vendors are busy setting up colorful displays to sell during Labor Day weekend in Hillsville, local authorities and rescue squads are implementing strategies to keep streets safe for shoppers.
    This effort, spearheaded by the Hillsville Police Department and Carroll County rescue squads in years past, is to ensure safety from health-, crime- or traffic-related injuries.

  • She's four

    Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her fourth birthday on July 2 with a party at Liddle Adventures Learning Academy.

    Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members. She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Ayerses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Sandy Ayers of Galax were given a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party on June 14 by their daughters and sons-in-law at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

    The event was given by Frankie and Joyce (Ayers) Driver of Galax and Tom and Tern (Ayers) Carico of Clover S.C., and friends Bonita Horne and Barbara Estes of Clover, S.C., and Crystal Caudell of Galax. Family and friends attended.
    Four grandchildren helped prepare for the party: Reanna and Ryan Clawson, Matthew Carico and Rachel Carico of Clover, S.C., and Kaci Driver of Galax.

  • He's three

    Jacob Hunter Hancock celebrated his third birthday July 25 with a John Deere tractor party at the Carroll County Search and Rescue Building with family and friends.

    He is the son of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville. He is the grandson of Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. He is the great-grandson of Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.

  • James, Bourne to marry

    Daryl and Rhonda James of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh James, to Lucas Blake Bourne.

    He is the son of Mark Bourne of Elk Creek and Angela Dillon of Galax.
    A Sept. 6 wedding is planned.

  • Anders, McCleary united in marriage

    Sam McCleary and Debbie Anders were united in marriage July 26.
    Anders is the daughter of Ruby Anders and the late Don Anders.

    The ceremony was officiated by Hershel Brewer.
    Serving as bridesmaid was Amanda Jansen, daughter of the bride.
    Best man was Seth Young, son-in-law of the groom.
    Other family and friends attended.
    The couple resides in Galax.

  • Public record for 8/27/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 8/27/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers Hotline 8/27/14

    Off the street
    I am calling about Grayson County High School. If they have all this money to re-fix some bleachers, why don’t they fix a track for kids to run on and get them off the street with so many bad drivers as there are texting and doing drugs?

    Two Pauls