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  • Indictments unsealed in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Circuit Court recently released a number of unsealed indictments.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt. Indictments are typically sealed by the court until the persons named within can be served with warrants.
    Those named in the unsealed indictments include:
    • Oran Miles Mabe - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug
    • MacKenzie Fallon Gunsaulis - possession of meth and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug

  • Winner hits lottery jackpot for second time

    ABINGDON — Elvin Jennings of Hillsville knows a thing or two about winning big in the Virginia Lottery, according to gaming officials.

  • Galax halts skid, holds off Bland County 50-46

     BLAND –– Galax rallied from a two-point halftime deficit and ended a three-game slide, holding off Bland County 50-46 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    The Maroon Tide (6-7 overall, 2-3 district) and the Bears (2-14, 0-6) took turns pounding one another for a quarter at a time. Galax opened up with a 13-4 lead after eight minutes, but Bland County owned the second quarter and took a 24-22 lead into the break.

  • Cavaliers hold off Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Shorthanded and short on experience, Grayson County had coughed up 101 points in a 31-point loss to Carroll County on opening night in December. The rematch was a lot of things, but a blowout wasn’t among them.

    What Carroll County’s 79-74 nondistrict win was, was two teams playing 32 minutes of good basketball.

  • He's eight

    Darian Vincent Meachum celebrated his eighth birthday Jan. 12 with a party at home with his family.

    He is the son of Amy Slate of Galax and John Meachum of Md. Paternal grandfather is Joe Meachum of Comers Rock. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Lois Slate of Galax.

  • Anderson, Tate marry

    Amber Michelle Anderson of Fries and James Graham Tate of Max Meadows were united in marriage June 28, 2013, by the Rev. Tony Funk at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.
    The bride is the daughter of Jeff Cole and Sharlene Sapp of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson and Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    She graduated from Grayson County High School. She works at McDonald’s.

  • Public record for 1/29/14 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Man killed in sawmill accident

    FRIES — A worker at a lumber mill in Grayson County was killed during his shift on Wednesday morning.
    According to a report from Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan, members from his department and Fries Rescue Squad were called to C&B Lumber in Fries at 8:36 a.m.  
    The caller reported an accident at the facility. Upon arrival, officers found Dennis Carlie Johnson, 55, of Turkey Knob Road, deceased.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/29/14

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  • Galax receives $80,000 law enforcement grant

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Grant funding projects remained a steady topic of conversation during Galax City Council’s Jan. 13 meeting.
    A glance at the city’s packed agenda for the evening included a grant announcement from the Galax Police Department, and a grants update from City Grants Administrator Brenda Marrah.
    Police Chief Rick Clark said his department received a state Department of Criminal  Justices Services grant totaling $80,000.