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Today's News

  • 'Herbal incense' ban makes headway

    RICHMOND — Legislation is advancing in the General Assembly to outlaw a type of synthetic marijuana that resulted in an overdose in Grayson County last year.

    A bill on the issue sailed through a Virginia Senate committee last week without a dissenting vote.
    Also known as herbal incense, “spice” or K2, the synthetic marijuana consists of chemically treated plants that produce a high when smoked.

  • Indictments issued in traffic death, shooting incident

    INDEPENDENCE — A Crockett man was indicted last Friday on a charge of DUI involuntary manslaughter by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    Bradlee Erick Hahn, 21, was indicted as the result of a traffic accident that occurred on Clito Road on Aug. 28, 2010.

  • Virginia hands out millions to big business

    RICHMOND — When Gov. Bob McDonnell testified before a congressional committee in Washington last week about Virginia's efforts to rebound from the national recession, he focused on entrepreneurs and small business.
    "I firmly believe it is the entrepreneur who makes businesses grow and prosper — not the government," he said.
    He called small businesses "the backbone of our economy."
    But McDonnell has placed government aid front and center in his campaign to reinvigorate the state's economy.

  • Public record for 2/2/11 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 August in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Higginses to celebrate 60th anniversary Feb. 2

    Robert Dean and Norma Higgins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 2.

    Their three children and spouses are Danny and Donna Higgins, Tony Higgins and Jeanne and Steve Franks.

  • Turns four

    Kasen Lane Galyean turned four on Jan. 9. He celebrated with a bull riding party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great-grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galyean and Naoma Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • She's two

    Isabella Joe Marshall celebrated her second birthday Jan. 6 with a cat themed pool party at the Galax Rec Center with family and friends. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell of Galax and Dennis and Opie Marshall of Ararat.
     

  • Burnett to run for Grayson sheriff

     

  • Hillsville town hall vandalized

    HILLSVILLE — Officials have consulted their videotape to see if anybody recognizes the individual who vandalized Hillsville Town Hall early Saturday morning.
    At about 3;21 a.m. Saturday, a man went into an unlocked door on the north side of town hall, according to Town Manager Larry South. This area is left unlocked because it houses various brochures for visitor information and contains the night deposit box for bill payment.
    The subject threw some of the brochures around and broke some glass on the rack.

  • Man charged with malicious wounding

    CANA — A woman was hospitalized for an eye injury after a report of a domestic dispute at 863 Pauls Creek Road last Thursday.
    Deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded at about 2:20 p.m. after the report of a verbal confrontation at that address, according to First Sgt. Pat Harner. The two participants were identified as Patricia Hill and Robert Jones.
    The verbal argument is said to have turned violent when one of them picked up a golf club.
    Deputies charged Jones, 71, with malicious wounding.