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  • Readers Hotline 10/11/17

    High tide

  • Long sentenced for arson, burglary, extortion

    INDEPENDENCE — Roby Long of Independence, charged last December in a suspicious fire on Greenville Road, has pleaded guilty to a number of charges in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    In July, Long entered a plea of guilty for charges of arson, destruction of property, burglary and extortion. According to the court, he was sentenced on the same day for all four convictions.

  • Public record for 10/11/17 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Indians see-saw past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Among the lesser-known features of the recently-refurbished Grayson County Middle School gym is that it boasts hot and cold running volleyball.

    Grayson County gave Rural Retreat all it could handle in Tuesday’s Mountain Empire District match but could only do so in spurts as the Indians escaped the Blue Devils by the wildly-deviating tally of 27-25, 25-8, 26-28, 25-14.

  • Galax powers past Pioneers

    Galax remained undefeated in the Mountain Empire District and took over second place in district play with a 40-13 victory over Fort Chiswell’s high-flying offense last Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record, 4-2 overall, while Grayson County beat Auburn last Friday night to move into first place with an undefeated 3-0 district record. Fort Chiswell dropped to 3-1 in the district and 4-2 overall.

  • Devils homeward bound

    RINER –– Grayson County’s main ballcarriers are all listed as 5-foot-8, they average about 150 pounds, and their coach believes that their effectiveness is aided by the fact that, behind a decent-sized offensive line, those backs can be concealed at times from the defense.

    The Blue Devil rushers may be getting lost back there, but more and more lately they’ve been turning up in the end zone.

  • Readers Hotline 10/9/17

    Boycott the NFL

  • Galax could add site for recycling

    The City of Galax will continue working on a project that would give citizens a place to bring materials for recycling.

    City Manager Keith Barker said at the Sept. 11 meeting of Galax City Council that “We have had some interest from citizens in recycling. We were looking at recycling some trash downtown,” but he did not know where that would be held.

  • Coulson convicted of malicious wounding

    INDEPENDENCE — Travis Dale Coulson, indicted earlier this year on multiple charges involving a car chase in Galax — which caused another driver to crash through a house — was found guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court for aggravated malicious wounding and destruction of property.

    He was sentenced to spend more than 20 years in prison.

  • Counties get grants for security equipment

    Staff Report

    Carroll and Grayson counties are among the 104 localities awarded a total of $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants from the state, to help protect students and teachers.

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the grant awards last week.

    Carroll County received $87,520 for the Carroll County Education Center; Carroll County High; Carroll County Middle; Fancy Gap, Gladesboro, Gladeville, Hillsville, Laurel and Oakland elementaries and St. Paul School.