http://www.galaxgazette.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Council wants more info on new school plan http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/council-wants-more-info-new-school-plan <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/galaxnewschool_0.jpg" alt="A new school proposed for Galax could include grades K-8, according to a revised site plan presented this week. City council wants to know if there are alternatives to building in Kipling Lane area. Click the link at the end of this story to download a pdf of the site plan." title="A new school proposed for Galax could include grades K-8, according to a revised site plan presented this week. City council wants to know if there are alternatives to building in Kipling Lane area. Click the link at the end of this story to download a pdf of the site plan." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><p> The Galax Planning Commission will have a second opportunity to vote on a recommendation for the approval of a conditional use permit for Galax City Schools to build a new elementary school in the city.<br /> A request for a possible expansion of the school system brought a substantial divide within the community last month. A lengthy discussion about the construction of a school on a property located off of Kipling Lane and portions of Kenbrook Drive resulted in a split vote from the planning commission.</p> Murder suspect once lived in Hillsville http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/murder-suspect-once-lived-hillsville <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/frazier_glenn_miller_southern_poverty_law_center.jpg" alt="This photo shows Frazier Glenn Miller marching with a Ku Klux Klan group in the 1980s, around the time he was living in Hillsville and trying to start the “Southern Patriot Party.”" title="This photo shows Frazier Glenn Miller marching with a Ku Klux Klan group in the 1980s, around the time he was living in Hillsville and trying to start the “Southern Patriot Party.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> The suspect in three April 13 shooting deaths in Overland Park, Kan., temporarily moved to Hillsville in 1987 to begin a &ldquo;white power&rdquo; group, but failed to attract a single member, by his own account.<br /> Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, who also uses the last name Cross, faces charges of first-degree murder after the shooting outside a Jewish Community Center and retirement complex in the suburban Kansas City community, according to news reports. He is also expected to face hate crime charges.</p> No tax increase in Carroll's 'lean' budget http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/no-tax-increase-carrolls-lean-budget <p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; Shuffling resources and cutting costs became the Carroll County budget committee&rsquo;s way to balance the fiscal year 2015 proposal without a tax increase, according to the presentation at the supervisors&rsquo; regular April meeting Monday.<br /> County officials now hope they can continue to balance future budgets faced with rising expenses from commitments already made &mdash; many of which involved capital improvement costs at schools, as shown in a presentation to the supervisors by Assistant Administrator Nikki Cannon.<br /> Wind overturns tractor-trailers on I-77 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/wind-overturns-tractor-trailers-i-77 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/april_15_wind_on_77.jpg" alt="This April 15 wreck in the northbound lane resulted from strong wind gusts. Gazette photo by Christopher Brooke" title="This April 15 wreck in the northbound lane resulted from strong wind gusts. Gazette photo by Christopher Brooke" align="left" hspace="6" width="144" height="85" /><p> LAMBSBURG &mdash; Two state vehicles were struck and damaged after gusts estimated&nbsp; at more than 100 mph also knocked over two tractor-trailers Tuesday, according to Virginia State Police reports.<br /> State police and Virginia Department of Transportation officials responded shortly after 3 p.m. when the first incident happened at the familiar spot near the 3 mile marker in the northbound lanes, according to First Sgt. Mike Musser.</p> Police receive report of cane-wielding woman http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/police-receive-report-cane-wielding-woman <p> Galax police were called to Food City in Galax on April 14, on a report of an elderly woman hitting cars in the parking lot with her cane and yelling at them.<br /> A later police report confirmed that the situation was a verbal altercation between a man&rsquo;s girlfriend and his ex-wife.<br /> &ldquo;She didn&rsquo;t strike any cars with a cane, but [she] did roll a buggy into the other woman&rsquo;s vehicle,&rdquo; said Capt. James Cox of the Galax Police Department. &ldquo;Apparently, she was flinging the cane around, but didn&rsquo;t hit anything.&rdquo;<br /> E-911 dispatchers honored during Public Safety Telecommunications Week http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/e-911-dispatchers-honored-during-public-safety-telecommunications-week <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dispatchers6_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> April 13-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunication Week, held each year to celebrate and honor the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community.</p> Three injured in 4-vehicle crash http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/three-injured-4-vehicle-crash <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/4_car_accident_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; Three Grayson County residents were injured and a juvenile has been charged with reckless driving in a four-vehicle accident that occurred just west of Independence on April 9 around 4:30 p.m.</p> Coach resigns in wake of charges http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/coach-resigns-wake-charges <p> WYTHEVILLE &mdash; Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has resigned from his coaching post at George Wythe High School after he was charged with&nbsp; hazing and corporal punishment of a football player.<br /> Ingo, 47, was suspended with pay after he was charged in March.<br /> Grayson County Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special proscutor in the case, said the two misdemeanor charges were filed after an investigation of complaints.<br />