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Today's News

  • Public record for 8/8/12 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 April at the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Cops seize meth, pot, gun and moonshine

     

  • New pool would take planning

    A fact-finding mission by Carroll County officials to Randolph Park’s pool found the recreational facility well planned and popular.
    Various representatives of Carroll, including Board of Supervisors Chairman Sam Dickson and Recreation Director Sam McLendon, recently explored the park in Pulaski County to gauge how the pool works.
    The visit came as enthusiasm builds among Carroll County citizens for a similar recreational effort close to home.

  • Prisoner's release request denied

    INDEPENDENCE — A request to release a Galax man from jail and confine him to his home on electronic monitoring was denied following a hearing last Wednesday in Grayson County Circuit Court.
    Judge David Milesco listened to testimony for about half an hour before making his ruling.
    Fred Lee Sweet, 69, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual battery during his trial on June 17, 2010. The alleged offenses occurred in April 2007 and involved a girl who was five years old at the time.

  • Project keeps late fiddler's memory alive

    Old video footage, music recordings and photos are helping to keep alive the memory and musical influence of the late Greg Hooven, a Galax native and beloved fiddle player.
    Karin Marro Magno became friends with him in 1989 and joined his band, Greg Hooven and The Galax Way. She has begun a not-for-profit project in an effort to remember and pass on Hooven’s influence to upcoming old-time musicians.

  • Galax ghost tours rise again

    A Galax native has explored his hometown’s darkest corners to reveal tales of terror and the unknown.
    Brandon Ayers hopes these legends, extracted from locals and presented by professional storytellers and guides, will educate and enthrall during the Ghosts of Galax Haunted Historic Walking Tour.

  • Grayson man dies in crash

    A Grayson County man died in a single-vehicle wreck when his pickup truck hit a tree near Elk Creek on Aug. 3.
    Allen Wayne Brown, 44, of Elk Creek, lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended-cab pickup and ran off the right side of Comers Rock Road about 11 p.m. on Aug. 3. The driver overcorrected, crossed both lanes and struck a tree head-on.
    Brown was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, according to Virginia State Trooper Jerry Sowers.

  • Fiddlers' convention going strong at 77 years

    To those who attend the Old Fiddlers’ Convention, Galax isn’t a place, it’s a state of mind.
    When they say, “Do you remember that jam in the handicapped Porta-John at Galax?” they don’t mean the city, they mean the event.
    (They not only once had a full band in the Porta-John, they also had dancers.)

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    Don’t delay

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