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Government

  • Budget passes despite debate

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed its 2015 budget last Wednesday, despite a continued disagreement about one of the smallest budgeted expenditures: $8,300 allocated toward a roofing project at the Flatridge Community Center.

  • Budget adjustments needed

    Grayson County will have to make some adjustments to its proposed 2015 budget, following the long-awaited passage of Virginia’s state budget by the General Assembly last Thursday.

  • Town council bids farewell to Adams

    Independence Town Council paid a special tribute to outgoing member Cecil Adams at its meeting last Tuesday night.

    Mayor Butch Reeves presented Adams with a plaque complimenting him for his dedicated service to the Town of Independence for a total of 17 years during the meeting, which will be his last of his term as a council member.

  • County misses window to pay off loans

    Grayson County narrowly missed its window to pay off some long-standing loans in a debt reduction plan, but there could still be some silver lining to the situation, according to County Administrator Jonathan Sweet.

  • Supervisors raise roof issues

    The proposed funding of a community center project in the 2015 Grayson County budget was a controversial topic of discussion during the Board of Supervisors’ last two budget workshops.

  • Independence finances show improvement

    Independence is in better financial shape than it’s been in some time, according to town council members and its town manager during a public hearing on its 2014-15 budget last Tuesday.

  • Need for buses questioned

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors plans to provide $75,000 above the required local effort (RLE) to the Grayson County School Board in its fiscal year 2015 budget, falling short of the school board’s requested $250,000.

  • Board of supervisors cools down

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors meetings sure have cooled down since December and the winter months of this year, when a three-vote board majority threatened to repeal the county’s zoning ordinance.

  • Zoning revisions approved

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors put their zoning concerns to rest last Thursday evening when they unanimously approved the Grayson Planning Commission’s revisions to the document.

  • Zoning public hearing set

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at their April meeting to hold a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Grayson County Zoning Ordinance this Thursday at 7 p.m. during their regular May meeting.