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Today's News

  • She's one

    Ember Lynn Gillespie celebrated her first birthday with family and friends at a Lady Bug themed party May 3. Her parents are Brock and Terri Gillespie.

    Her older siblings are Brooklyn and Jackson. Her grandparents are Mark and Darlene Gillespie and Larry and Kathy Funk.

  • Jackson, Hill plan nuptials

    Amber Nicole Jackson and Patrick Isaac Hill announce their upcoming wedding at 6 p.m. June 20 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, Fries.

    Jackson is the daughter of Mike and Danita Jackson and Lori and Darnell Williams. She is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    Hill is the son of Donald Hill and Katrina Waller Hill.
    He is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School.
    Both are employed by Wal-Mart of Galax.
    Friends and family are invited.
     

  • Fletcher, Jefferson to marry

    Joseph D. and Patricia A. Fletcher announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann Fletcher, to Trevor Bryan Jefferson, the son of the late Larry Gregory and Tamara Lynn Jefferson.

    A June 14 wedding is planned at Camp Dickenson in Fries at 7 p.m.

  • Public record for 5/28/14 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.

    District Court

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

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  • Lost dog tags returned to soldier

    Irvin Jennings, a resident at Golden Living Center—Blue Ridge, received a surprise gift this year.

  • Possible conflicts stall Galax school plan

    After a public hearing on building a new elementary school and athletic facilities, the Galax Planning Commission decided not to take action after it was brought to their attention that some members might have conflicts of interest because of their connections to the school system.
    About 20 people showed up for the hearing on May 20, eight of which registered to speak. After a brief welcome, School Superintendent Bill Sturgill stood up to address the topic of building the new elementary school and athletic facilities in a residential section of Galax.

  • Anzio veterans share memories

    HILLSVILLE — The 1944 Allied landing at Anzio, Italy, was only supposed to last for a few weeks, but instead troops were stranded on the beach for four months, as wave after wave of enemy soldiers stormed the beachhead in opposition.
    Seventy years later, veterans of that battle are still gathering. This year, they met in Hillsville — possibly for the last time.

  • Concerns about planning commission conflicts

    This May 7 letter from Jody Ray, former Galax High School principal and resident of the neighborhood near the proposed school, was written to Galax Mayor C.M. Mitchell and shared with The Gazette. Below are excerpts from the letter:

    This is no doubt a challenging decision, and I have confidence in our council to make an informed one, in the best interest of the citizens of Galax.

  • Family keeps veteran's name, history alive

    Flipping through pages and clicking through websites, William Edward “Ed” Weaver of Galax suddenly stopped, his eyes coming to rest on an image of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Abroad with Eleven Yanks,” one of more than 500 bomber planes that flew over Osaka, Japan, on June 1, 1945 during World War II.