News

Working more traditional jobs for his first 65 years, R.L. Thomas has enjoyed the road less traveled for the past 8 years

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com “Tommy’s interest in art is keeping him from his studies.” That comment and similar remarks from teachers were penned on R.L. Thomas’ report…

Billy Crawford back for 3rd appearance at J&R

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Billy Crawford has played his six-string bluesy guitar at the Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast since the event’s inaugural roll-out two years ago. “I…

Review increases proposed middle school cost

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com A work session to review costs and plans for a proposed $45.7 million consolidated middle school ended Thursday with one of the county…

Possible theft of Gatewood funds probed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com After being arrested during a traffic stop on Route 11 in June, Gatewood Park’s former assistant manager now finds himself the subject of an…

Carroll businessman admits tax evasion

ABINGDON — A Carroll County business owner, who paid his employees in cash to avoid paying taxes and later lied in a bankruptcy proceeding, has pled guilty in…

Sex offender facing child porn charges

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County authorities arrested a Rockingham County sex offender Thursday on three child pornography charges. According to court and New River Valley Regional Jail…

He’ll be playing that Plunky music at Jazz & Ribfeast

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com For the second consecutive year, renowned saxophonist J. Plunky Branch will bring his trademark brand of rhythm and blues to the third annual…

Polls

Q. Donald Trump Jr. has admitted to meeting in June 2016 with Russian representatives to help Donald Trump in the presidential election. Is this acceptable?

  • A. Yes, the meeting turned out to be “a nothing burger.” (53%, 665 Votes)
  • E. No, this is the definition of collusion, and he should be locked up. (44%, 561 Votes)
  • D. Probably not, because Donald Jr. expected to receive damaging information, even though none developed. (1%, 18 Votes)
  • B. Maybe, because the Russians didn’t actually have any relevant information to help the Trump campaign. (1%, 13 Votes)
  • C. I don’t know, I think a serious investigation needs to occur. (1%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,266

Sports

Thursday Night Bass Masters growing

Thursday Night Bass Masters growing

By DAVID GRAVELY SWT SPORTS EDITOR Each week, a number of fishing tournaments take place…

Lady Cougar volleyball players camp at Penn State

Lady Cougar volleyball players camp at Penn State

By DAVID GRAVELY SWT SPORTS EDITOR The Pulaski County High School Lady Cougar volleyball team…

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Editorials

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…

Eye of beholder sees what may be

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not the only politicians in the news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined them as the FBI conducts an investigation of funds…

Obituaries

Johnny Wilburn Robinson Jr.

Johnny Wilburn Robinson Jr., 74, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Radford Health and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending with Bower Funeral…

Willie Deane Asper Nester

Willie Deane Asper Nester, 85, of Pulaski, Va., died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. She was born May 28, 1932, in…