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Today's News

  • Group pushes to open Grayson prison

    YOU CAN TAKE ACTION — Download and print a copy of the prison support letter by clicking links at the end of this story. You'll also find names of General Assembly members who serve on the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.

  • Turns 90

    Goldie Austin celebrated her 90th birthday Jan. 7, 2012, with a party at Woodlawn School cafeteria. Approximately 100 attended the party given by her son and daughter-in-law, Garfield and Sharon Austin along with her friends.

    Austin holds her cake with a then (age 18) and now photo. Her smile from both pictured is the same today.

  • Lineberry, James to marry

    Daryl and Rhonda James announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ellen James, to Jeffrey Wayne Lineberry, son of Wayne and Lisa Lineberry.
    Lineberry is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High school. He is employed with Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

    James is a 2008 graduate of Grayson County High School. She is employed with Virginia’s Home Health and Hospice in Rural Retreat and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at King College.
    A March 31 wedding is planned at Baptist Union church in Troutdale. Friends and family are invited.

  • He's four

    Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his third birthday Dec. 10 with a Toy Story party at Pizza Hut with his family. He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax.

    His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • Turns four

    Jake Burcham turned four Dec. 29. He celebrated with a Cars party with family and friends. He is the son of Donald and Machelle Burcham.

    His maternal grandparents are Opal Wilson and the late George Wilson. His paternal grandparents are Shirley Burcham and the late Kenneth Burcham.

  • Public record for 2/1/12 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 October in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Applicants sought for Galax School Board seats

    The seats held by Galax School Board members Ray Kohl and Helen Kyle are set to expire on June 30.
    The term for office is for three years and will begin on July 1.
    Those wishing to become a member of the school board can send a letter of interest to Galax City Manager Keith Barker, Galax Municipal Building, 111 E. Grayson St., Galax, Va. 24333. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Feb. 22.
    To be considered for the position, applicants must reside in Galax.

  • Lindsey leads Tide sweep of Graham

     Sydney Lindsey picked up the slack left by the absence of Galax’s leading scored and led the Maroon Tide to a 43-38 win over Graham in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    The Maroon Tide was playing without Bailey Shumate, who was injured in practice a day after topping 1,000 points for her career. Lindsey, a freshman, responded with 17 points in her first varsity start.

    Galax trailed 22-21 at halftime but held the G-girls to 14 points in the second half.

     

  • Grayson girls hold off Fort Chiswell by 5

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County got one to grow on.

    The freshman-heavy Blue Devils overcame the combination of a hostile environment, a little adversity and an overachieving opponent Friday, holding on to a 59-54 MED triumph over Fort Chiswell for one of those wins that should pay off some day down the road.

  • Grayson boys bounce back

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County pulled off a 45-point turnaround from three weeks ago and demolished Fort Chiswell 82-56 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday night.

    The win was the fifth in the last six outings for the Blue Devils, who had lost to the Pioneers by 19 points on Jan. 6 during a stretch that saw Grayson drop six of seven.