• Grayson budget approved

    Following months of workshops and public hearings, Grayson County supervisors approved their 2013-14 budget with no tax increase.

    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet presented the final budget to the board last week during a close out meeting, which included revenues and expenditures totaling $17,278,296.

  • State could implement new healthcare initiative

    RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell recently announced Virginia has been approved to implement a new healthcare initiative, the Medicare-Medicaid Enrollee (dual eligible) Financial Alignment Demonstration, aimed at coordinating care for more than 78,000 Virginians currently enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Grayson treasurer announces retirement

    Junior Young, Grayson County Treasurer since 1979, officially announced his retirement Monday afternoon. He released the following statement:

  • Supervisors honor Holdaway

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors passed a proclamation at its May 9 meeting recognzing Lizabeth Holdaway for her service to the County. She recently retired as the Clerk of the General District Court.

    The proclamation reads:

  • Grayson balances budget; no tax hikes

    Grayson County has managed to close the deficit in next year’s budget without a tax increase, dipping into its reserve account or affecting any core services.

  • Town council plans budget meeting

    The Virginia-Carolina water plant on the New River produced more than one million gallons of water per day in a recent test, according to a report to Independence Town Council last Tuesday.

    Town Manager Jerry Hughes said the test was the final item to complete the project.

  • Grayson faces $1.4 million shortfall

    Grayson County begins its months-long process of balancing its budget with an initial shortfall of $1.4 million.

    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet presented the supervisors with the first budget snapshot during a work session on April 24.

    Sweet said projected revenues for fiscal year 2014 are $16.86 million, a .03 percent increase ($53,277) over last year’s adjusted revenues.

  • Sweet gets contract extension

    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has extended County Administrator Jonathan Sweet’s employment agreement beyond the initial four-year term.

    The agreement was approved by a 3-2 vote during the supervisors meeting earlier this month, with the dissenting votes coming from supervisors John Brewer and David Sexton.

  • State burning law goes into effect Feb. 15

    The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 – the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30 if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.

  • O’Quinn named to new Rural Jobs Council

    Governor Bob McDonnell created a Rural Jobs Council last Thursday, and shortly after he announced the appointment of Delegate Israel O’Quinn (R – Washington) to serve on the council.