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  • Public record for 1/25/17 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.

    Circuit Court

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

  • County moves ahead with water projects

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Public Service Authority heard updates on several utility projects and chose new leaders at its Jan. 9 meeting.

    Jessica Montgomery, PSA executive director, said the authority is working to set up a meeting with Mount Airy, N.C., officials to discuss the possibility of purchasing water to supply the Cana-Meadowbrook area. She said it could involve an extension of the city’s water system along the U.S. 52 corridor.

  • Six seek Republican nomination in Carroll

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE — Six Republican candidates have filed for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors election to be held Nov. 7, including a candidate with the same name as a supervisor currently serving.

    Three seats are open this year on the board of supervisors and three on the Carroll County School Board. Terms are for four years.

    The filing deadline for Republican supervisor candidates was noon Monday.

  • TCRH implements new flu visitation guidelines

    Staff Report

    Twin County Regional Hospital is taking precautions to minimize the spread of flu-like illnesses, according to a report issued by Martha Cole, TCRH’s marketing director.

    “The health of our community is very important to us,” said Susan Cox, the hospital’s infection prevention coordinator. “The flu increases the risk of severe complications to patients with other illnesses, especially in individuals who are receiving cancer treatments, or whose immune systems may be compromised.”

  • Bogeys closing after 11 years

    Bogeys Restaurant, after changing hands and seeing periods of success and struggle since August 2005 when it first opened, is closing again, this time permanently

    At the end of shift on Saturday, the popular Galax eatery will close its doors. A new owner plans to re-open soon, with a new name and concept.

    Bogeys is located at the corner of Glendale Road and Country Club Lane.

  • Galax employment office moving

    The Virginia Employment Commission office in Galax will be moving to a new location from Jan. 25-27 and will re-open Jan. 30 as usual, according to VEC Communications Manager Joyce Fogg.

    The new location will be in Suite 167 at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, said Fogg from Richmond during a phone interview on Monday.

  • REMEMBER WHEN – Jan. 15-21

     

    2012

    *Ty Cannaday led four scorers in double figures with 20 points as Grayson County swamped Narrows 76-55. Max Rodgers scored 18 points, Adam Wyatt had 17 and Lucas Rudy added 12 for the Blue Devils.

    *Carroll County’s girls led by three before finishing the game on a 16-0 run to pull away from Marion 51-32. Rachel Dalton scored 20 points for the Cavaliers and Lindsay Martin added 15 points.

     

    2007

  • Maroon Tide upends Chilhowie girls, 49-32

    Galax outscored Chilhowie a combined 25-11 in the first and third quarters last Tuesday to take a 49-32 Conference 46 win in Galax.

    Hayden Cassell led Galax (6-5) with 16 points and six rebounds and Essence Brown contributed 10 points. Brown and Shae Foxx also teamed up to grab 17 rebounds.

     

    Chilhowie......5  6    6  15––32

    Galax...........11  8  14  16––49

  • Blazing start lifts Fort over Devils

    INDEPENDENCE – Fort Chiswell blistered the nets for 38 first quarter points Wednesday night and rolled over Grayson County 86-49 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game.

    There’s a reason the Pioneers are leading the district and it didn’t take the Blue Devils long to find out why.

    Alexandria Rakes gave the Pioneers a quick 2-0 lead and Gracie Robinson popped a 3-pointer and was fouled on the play. She hit the free throw for a 4-point play and a 6-0 Pioneer lead.

  • Lawrence wins title, MVP, Cummins a champ at Bristol

    BRISTOL –– Grayson County’s Will Lawrence ran his season record to 21-0 and was named the MVP for the upper weight classes last weekend at the sixth annual Ed Cressel Classic wrestling tournament at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

    Lawrence, a senior and the top seed in the 152-pound weight class, pinned Tazewell’s Derrick Young, the fourth seed, late in the first period to take home the championship in a bracket with 27 other wrestlers.