Branscom, Craig win GOP Convass

Interim Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Branscom took the Republican nomination for election to the job in the GOP Canvass Saturday, easily defeating Harrison Schroeder and Travis Epes. Long-time Deputy Brian Craig won a tight race for Sheriff against Christiansburg police officer Doug Weddle 1359-1245. Weddle, Schroeder and Epes have conceded. Branscom took every district of the […]

We don’t make no stinkin’ endorsements

Floyd County voters face more choices and/or new faces than normal in several local elections this year:  Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Little River Supervisor and Circuit Clerk. Retirements leave openings on three and an appointment to a judgeship created the opening in the fourth. New faces and varying approaches provide opportunities for voters to make decision. […]

Several seek county offices

As local elections take center stage in Floyd County and throughout the Old Dominion in 2015, voters here will have a variety of choices for races where incumbents are retiring or have moved on to other positions.

Longtime Sheriff Zeman is retiring

The Floyd Press this morning confirms a story that has been circulating to some in the country:  Sheriff Shannon Zeman is retiring when his current term expires at the end of next year. Editor Wanda Combs interviewed Zeman this week and provides an excellant report on the Sheriff’s decision to end his long and successful […]

An important fund

While many focused this week on efforts to persuade the Floyd County Board of Supervisors to increase funding and — if necessary — hike taxes to support budget requests of the the county school system, another drama played out among the 35 speakers who voiced their opinions in a public comment period. Sheriff Shannon Zeman […]