• Brewer to run for county treasurer

    Stephanie Brewer has announced her candidacy for the Grayson County Treasurer seat in this year’s November election.
    Brewer, who has registered as an independent candidate, according to the State Board of Elections database, will run against incumbent Democrat Robert Kelly Haga.
    In making her announcement, Brewer stated “I am a strong conservative who understands the need for taxation but believes it should be as minimally intrusive as possible in people’s everyday lives”.

  • Luke Shaw announces candidacy for Supervisor seat

    Larry “Luke” Shaw has announced his candidacy for the Grayson  County Board of Supervisors Oldtown District.
    Shaw is a lifelong resident of Grayson County, having lived his whole life in the Oldtown District. He is the son of the late Connie and Nora Shaw and has raised three children in Grayson County, all of whom have been educated in the Grayson County Public School System.

  • County seeks donors to help fund coyote bounties

    INDEPENDENCE -- With funds exhausted for a bounty on coyotes in Grayson County, one supervisor took it upon himself to donate additional funds in hopes that other citizens will follow-suit.

    Supervisors were notified by a March 6 memo from County Administrator Jonathan Sweet that only $480 of the total budgeted $10,000 remained.

    Needing at least $500 to pay in prize money to the citizen that turned in the most coyote carcasses, Sweet said the board would need to decide if it appropriated additional funds for the contest that was scheduled to run through May 15.

  • Grayson supervisors double funding for coyote killing program
  • Del. O'Quinn seeks input from Grayson County residents


    By Israel O'Quinn

    Guest Columnist

    It is a great honor to represent you in the Virginia House of Delegates and I am thankful for the opportunity.  I look forward to working with you in the years to come.

    I want to hear from you! Please take my legislative survey (as soon as possible for) the 2015 Legislative Session.

    1. What services provided by state government are most important to you? (Please rank your responses. 1 = Highest Priority, and 6 = Lowest Priority.)

  • Grayson teacher rep to school board: Don't cut our pay

    INDEPENDENCE -- As Grayson County administrators look to make up a $500,000 budget deficit, the division’s Education Association president suggest they avoid reducing teachers’ pay.

    Rebecca Absher, president of the GCEA addressed the school board during its regular meeting this week after rumors began circulating that administrators were considering cuts that would affect the teachers’ pay.

  • Jobs for Virginia's Graduates gives national award to Grayson County High School

    INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County High School has been recognized by Jobs for Virginia’s Graduates for high performance in achieving all five of JVG’s standard for the follow-up class of 2012-13.

    Barry Glenn, president and CEO of JVG, attended the Grayson School Board meeting this month and presented the “5 of 5” award to the division.

    The award tracks five key areas:

    >> Graduation Rate – includes non-graduates who return to school and graduate during 12-month follow-up.

  • Grayson County surpasses neighbors in some United Way fundraising efforts

    INDEPENDENCE -- The United Way’s fundraising efforts in Grayson County are going well. That’s the message from Chris Brown, the organization’s Twin County area resource development manager. “Our campaign goal this year is $100,000 and as of today we’re at about 66 percent, so we are right on schedule to make our campaign goal by end of year,” Brown told the Grayson County Board of Supervisors during his presentation at the supervisors Dec. 11 regular monthly meeting.

  • VDGIF charges Grayson County supervisor with misdemeanor baiting violation

    INDEPENDENCE -- A member of the Grayson County Board of Supervisors has been charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor in connection with an alleged hunting violation.

    According to court records, David Mack Sexton of Fries was charged with “bait hunting area – causing violation.” The records say the alleged violation occurred Oct. 18.

    Sexton is the At-Large member of the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.

  • Grayson County Industrial Development Authority now called Economic Development Authority

    INDEPENDENCE -- The Grayson County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an amended ordinance following a public hearing at their Nov. 13 board meeting that officially changed the name of the Grayson County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to the Grayson County Economic Development Authority (EDA).  The purpose of the name change was to more effectively communicate the authority’s expanded role in supporting not only traditional industrial development projects, but new non-traditional economic development projects and programming.