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  • 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

    Wrong direction

  • 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.

  • Grayson grand jury issues 17 indictments

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indicted 17 people on Jan. 24.
    Rhonda Weagle and Christina Dawn Smith were each charged with grand larceny and statutory burglary for breaking into the home of Tanya Lundy and stealing property valued at more than $200.
    Other charges included:
    • Zachary Lee Funk – possession of stolen property
    • Kayla LeAnn Patino – possession of stolen property

  • Carjacker sentenced to 22 years in prison

    BHILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man who attempted to steal a vehicle from the parking lot of Dawn Auction at gunpoint — but instead ended up getting shot himself  — got 22 years in prison at a sentencing hearing last week.

  • Senator backs zoning referendum bill

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors’ effort to put the future of zoning before county voters now has a sponsor in the General Assembly.
    A three-member majority of Grayson County supervisors voted Jan. 9 to direct county staff to pursue a special referendum vote on the issue of repealing the county’s zoning ordinance, which requires General Assembly approval.