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  • 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

  • Camp teaches skills in football, life

    The Galax High School practice football field recently was host to athletics of a more cooperative kind.

    The site was used for a two-day football camp, brought about by the efforts of coaches Mark Dixon and Kevin Spurlin, along with the local United Way.

    Teaching in the camp were members of F.A.S.T. Camp, a nonprofit organization whose staff, composed of college and professional athletes, trains youth in proper athletic and competitive skills.

    “I think that it’ll be a good partnership,” said Dixon.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/25/14

    Welcome to GCHS
    Kudos to Grayson County High School for a great open house. Administrators and teachers were inviting and helpful. Great job.

    Start from scratch

  • Gate City handles Grayson County, 40-2

    GATE CITY –– The good news is that Grayson County gets to take a mulligan on this one.

    Walking into one of Southwest Virginia’s most tradition-rich stadiums to face an up-and-coming Gate City, Grayson County’s Blue Devils fell behind early and dropped a 40-2 decision to Gate City’s Blue Devils in a benefit game Friday at Legion Field.

  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.

  • Hillsville mourns loss of former mayor

    HILLSVILLE - Former Hillsville mayor Randall Gravley died Thursday in Pulaski County. He was 65.

  • Commissioner denied raise request

    HILLSVILLE - The Carroll County Board of Supervisors denied a requested increase in salary for four employees of the commissioner of revenue office.
    Commissioner of Revenue Fran McPherson first brought her request for raises in May. The request came after a recent combination of her office with the county's assessor's office. Supervisors decided to table the request, and revisit the matter after the merger took effect.
    McPherson asked for a raise for her employees, but did not request an increase for herself.

  • 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.