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Williams named News Editor of SWT

Melinda Williams, four-year veteran of The Southwest Times, has been named News Editor by General Manager Kay Kline.
“I am confident that Melinda will excel in this position and strive to give our readers the news package they deserve and have come to expect from The Southwest Times,” said Kline.
Williams’ new duties will include overseeing the newsroom assignments, as well as editing copy. Williams first love — writing — will continue to be her main contribution to the newspaper and readers will continue to find her weekly column, “Melinda’s Musings” in the Friday editions.
“I look forward to continuing my work with the community,” Williams said, noting her goal is to bring even more local coverage to the pages of The Southwest Time. “I realize subscribers look to us for the local news that effects them and that’s exactly what we are going to give them.”
A native of Pulaski County, she graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1980 and received her journalism degree from Virginia Tech.
She worked as a staff writer for other area newspapers, and as news editor for The Franklin News-Post for 12 years. Williams also owned and operated a graphic design and printing business before returning home to Pulaski in 2006 and joining the staff of The Southwest Times.

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Williams named News Editor of SWT

Melinda Williams, four-year veteran of The Southwest Times, has been named News Editor by General Manager Kay Kline.
“I am confident that Melinda will excel in this position and strive to give our readers the news package they deserve and have come to expect from The Southwest Times,” said Kline.
Williams’ new duties will include overseeing the newsroom assignments, as well as editing copy. Williams first love — writing — will continue to be her main contribution to the newspaper and readers will continue to find her weekly column, “Melinda’s Musings” in the Friday editions.
“I look forward to continuing my work with the community,” Williams said, noting her goal is to bring even more local coverage to the pages of The Southwest Time. “I realize subscribers look to us for the local news that effects them and that’s exactly what we are going to give them.”
A native of Pulaski County, she graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1980 and received her journalism degree from Virginia Tech.
She worked as a staff writer for other area newspapers, and as news editor for The Franklin News-Post for 12 years. Williams also owned and operated a graphic design and printing business before returning home to Pulaski in 2006 and joining the staff of The Southwest Times.

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