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Government

  • 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.

  • Griffith receives Visionary Award

    Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) was recently presented the Visionary Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his recent work in introducing the Compounding Clarity Act (H.R. 3089) and for his continuing efforts related to compounded and repackaged drugs.

  • County offers new information tool

    Grayson County Emergency Management will utilize another Nixle account as a communications service, effective immediately, which allows the sending of valuable community information directly to county residents using the latest technology.