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Courts

  • New court helps addicts recover

    Quietly, twice a month at the Galax District Court, a small reprieve is taking place for people who need a specific kind of help: the Twin County Recovery Court.

    While it takes place physically in Galax, it’s really just a docket related to drug issues. It’s a special project designed to provide assistance for people who have drug problems but haven’t yet been dragged down into heavier crimes.

  • Public Record from 2-4-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public Record from 1-30-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in September in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Gilliam will enter plea in shooting

    INDEPENDENCE — A new date was set in Grayson County Circuit Court on Jan. 24 for John Ford Gilliam of Woodlawn, who is charged in the malicious shooting of a Fries man.

    Gilliam, who has been charged with the use of a firearm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding (resulting in permanent impairment), was set for a four-hour trial on Jan. 24. Prior to the date, the case was reworked to reflect a scheduled plea and sentencing hearing.

    The case was continued; and a new plea hearing was set for Feb. 28.

  • Grand jury indicts 22

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that met Jan. 25 returned indictments against 22 suspects on a variety of charges.

    The indictments included:

    • Brittany Danae Moss – two counts for the attempt to deliver drugs to a prisoner; conspiracy to sell, give or distribute marijuana to a prisoner; conspiracy to sell, give or distribute a Schedule III controlled substance (suboxone); and sale, gift or distribution of a Schedule III controlled substance (suboxone).

  • Public Record from 1-23-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 1-21-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public Record from 1-16-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Galax man convicted of mall arson

    WYTHEVILLE — A Galax man has been convicted of arson for setting a fire that destroyed the abandoned Fort Chiswell Outlet Mall in April 2018.

    Logan Scott Parks, 19, is one of three people from the Twin Counties charged in the incident, along with Anthony Jerome Sawyers, 26, of Woodlawn and Breanna Faith Hodge, 18, of Galax.

    Parks pleaded no contest to the felony arson charge at a hearing Jan. 16 in Wythe County Circuit Court and was convicted. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

  • Former teacher sentenced to six months

    INDEPENDENCE — Jessica Kincaid Snow, a former teacher for the Galax City Public Schools system, will serve six months after submitting a guilty plea to five charges involving inappropriate relationships with two minor students.

    Snow, 33, appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court for a hearing on Thursday.