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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 8/1/11

     

  • Dixie Youth team heads home

     

     

     

    PINEVILLE, La. ― The Grayson County Dixie Ponytails softball team was headed home Sunday, following two losses in the double-elimination Dixie Youth World Series in Louisiana.

    The team played games on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Young to run for 9th term

     

  • Food stamp use higher than ever in Galax

    The number of Galax families receiving food stamps is the highest it has ever been and has been on a steady incline for the past couple of years, said Susan Clark, director of the city’s Department of Social Services.
    “Every week, we have new applicants that we have never seen before,” said Clark. “They’ve lost employment, their benefits have expired, they’re working fewer hours.”

  • School will offer daycare for teen moms

     

  • Softball team bound for World Series

     

     

     

    By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Staff

     

  • Republicans pick candidates at Grayson mass meeting

     

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Republicans picked political newcomer David Sexton as their candidate for the supervisor at-large seat, which is up for grabs in the November election
    During a mass meeting on July 23, Sexton got the nomination over incumbent supervisors’ Vice Chairman Doug Carrico by 44 votes, 70-26.
    Other nominees, whose bids were uncontested within the party, include: Larry Bolt, commissioner of the revenue; Kenneth Belton, Oldtown District supervisor; John Brewer, Providence District supervisor and Mark Burnett, sheriff.

  • Virginia GOP raking in the cash

    RICHMOND — Republicans ended June with a significant funding advantage over their Democratic rivals, and the GOP already is steering money toward key races that could shift the balance of power in the state Senate.
    One of those races is the 20th District contest between Republican Bill Stanley of Franklin County, a first-year senator who moved from the 19th District to the redrawn 20th to take on incumbent Democrat Roscoe Reynolds of Henry County.

  • Grayson Democrats to hold caucus Aug. 2

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Democrats will hold an assembled caucus at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Grayson County Courthouse boardroom in Independence, where the party will nominate candidates for at-large, Providence District and Oldtown District board of supervisor seats; sheriff; commissioner of the revenue and treasurer.
    As of press time, no Democrats had announced plans to seek nomination for commissioner of the revenue or sheriff.
    The filing deadline is today, Friday, at 5 p.m.

  • Carroll to begin reassessment

    Carroll County has selected the Daleville firm Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. as general assessor for the 2013 general reassessment of real estate values.
    The last reassessment was effective for the 2008 tax year. Current assessments do not reflect recent changes in market value. State law requires localities to reassess all property at 100 percent of fair market value.