http://www.independencedeclaration.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en B&E suspects found at Baywood wreck http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/be-suspects-found-baywood-wreck <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grinders_mill_1.jpg" alt="Responders found a vehicle on its side over a fence, still running last Wednesday. " title="Responders found a vehicle on its side over a fence, still running last Wednesday. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> BAYWOOD &mdash; Two suspects were charged in connection with two breaking and entering reports in the Baywood area of Grayson County last Wednesday, after authorities responded to a crash involving a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle&rsquo;s description.<br /> CATE Center expands building trades program http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/cate-center-expands-building-trades-program <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/building_trades_1.jpg" alt="Gary Bergeron, building trades instructor, shows off the prototype that his class has been working on this semester." title="Gary Bergeron, building trades instructor, shows off the prototype that his class has been working on this semester." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By SHAINA STOCKTON<br /> Staff<br /> <br /> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; A few new initiatives have sparked in the Grayson County Career and Technical Education (CATE) Center&rsquo;s building trades program this year, and with them ride the hopes of seeing an upkick in the program&rsquo;s interest in upcoming years.<br /> Mental evaluation delays trial http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/mental-evaluation-delays-trial <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/david_christopher_rose_0.jpg" alt="David Christopher Rose" title="David Christopher Rose" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash;David Christopher Rose, a Wythe County suspect charged in connection with an apartment fire above the former Frogs Ogle&rsquo;s Deli in Independence, did not have a trial in Grayson County Circuit Court last month, as previously scheduled.<br /> According to Circuit Court records, Rose&rsquo;s trial has been rescheduled, and a mental examination has been ordered. The court will reconvene to hear the results of the examination on Feb. 8, 2018.<br /> Thornton scheduled for plea hearing http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/thornton-scheduled-plea-hearing <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wyndom_taylor_thornton_0.jpg" alt="Wyndom Taylor Thornton" title="Wyndom Taylor Thornton" align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; A Galax Man is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court this month, on multiple charges related to a burglary in Independence earlier this year.<br /> According to Circuit Court records, Wyndom Taylor Thornton will submit a plea to charges of entering a structure to commit larceny, assault and battery or other felony, grand larceny greater than or equal to a $200 value, larceny with intent to distribute (more than a $200 value), and two charges of distribution of a Schedule II drug (second offense) on Dec. 21.<br /> Grand Jury sealed indictments opened http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/grand-jury-sealed-indictments-opened <p> <strong>By Larry Chambers<br /> Staff</strong><br /> <br /> INDEPENDENCE &ndash; Sealed indictments against eight suspects have been opened and arrests made in Grayson County.<br /> A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met Oct. 27 and handed down the indictments for drug and other charges.<br /> Indictments included:<br /> &bull; Sena Allene Hash, 35, whose address was listed as the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin (NRVRJ), was indicted for possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).<br /> Progressive Health Systems opens in Galax http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/progressive-health-systems-opens-galax <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/progressive_health_systems.jpg" alt="The Progressive Health Systems office in Galax" title="The Progressive Health Systems office in Galax" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>By D.T. CLARK<br /> Staff</strong><br /> <br /> Progressive Health Systems, a business that helps people who have been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses and also meet other criteria to live comfortably and safely in their home communities, has opened on Larkspur Lane.<br /> Billie White, CEO of PHS, explained that their mission is to &ldquo;provide and ensure accessibility of quality community services to our clients and their families.&rdquo;<br /> Fries bell moved to new home http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/fries-bell-moved-new-home <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3600.jpg" alt="Volunteers arrived at the Fries Mill site last week to help lift and move the historic Fries Bell, still encased in its original housing, to the Fries Depot property for refurbishing" title="Volunteers arrived at the Fries Mill site last week to help lift and move the historic Fries Bell, still encased in its original housing, to the Fries Depot property for refurbishing" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> FRIES &mdash; The Fries community&rsquo;s daily bustle ground to a halt last Thursday, when the sight of the Fries Bell &mdash; a familiar town landmark &mdash; riding down the street in a parade-like fashion on the back of a tractor trailer piqued citizens&rsquo; curiosities.<br /> The familiar artifact was en route from the Fries Mill Site, to where the town&rsquo;s long awaited Depot is still planned. The 8,000-pound bell, still mounted inside its original housing from the town&rsquo;s old cotton mill, will be refurbished and put on permanent display at its new location.<br /> Mental evaluation delays manslaughter trial http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/mental-evaluation-delays-manslaughter-trial <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tanisha_ann_lineberry_1.jpg" alt="Tanisha Ann Lineberry" title="Tanisha Ann Lineberry" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; The court date to set a trial for Tanisha Ann Lineberry, charged in the April 30 death of her young son, has been moved pending the results of a mental health evaluation.<br /> According to court records, a trial date for Lineberry will be set on Jan. 26, 2018.<br /> Lineberry was appointed legal counsel at a hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court on Aug. 17. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and abuse of a child resulting in serious injury. Attorney J. Tompkins will represent Lineberry, according to the circuit court office.<br />