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County ends year with $1.6M surplus

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com A banner year for sales tax revenue was a leading factor in Pulaski County ending the 2015-16 fiscal year with a $1.6 million surplus. County…

Crawford brings back his 6-string blues

Crawford brings back his 6-string blues

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Billy Crawford is slated to play his six-string bluesy guitar Friday, closing out the second annual Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast. Both blues and jazz swing…

God’s Pit Crew truck crashes on I-77

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  CARROLL COUNTY — A God’s Pit Crew truck hauling 35,000 pounds of supplies to a Tennessee children’s home crashed in Carroll County Tuesday night during heavy…

More ribs than last year

More ribs than last year

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The only complaint about the first-ever Pulaski Jazz & Ribfeast last summer was that the ribs ran out before the music stopped. Since 2,000 pounds…

Loyal reader is like clockwork at SWT office

Loyal reader is like clockwork at SWT office

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Like clockwork on publication days, Clyde Vanhoozier strolls into The Southwest Times with a dollar in his hand to purchase two copies of the latest edition.…

Vaughan returns as opening act for Jazz & Ribfeast

Vaughan returns as opening act for Jazz & Ribfeast

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com “Everything I do is soul,” says Hoppie Vaughan, who brings a musical style that’s been described as “rhythm & blue-eyed soul” to Friday’s Pulaski Jazz…

Fla. trucker charged in three-vehicle crash

Fla. trucker charged in three-vehicle crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Florida truck driver was charged with reckless driving Monday evening when his truck struck another vehicle during a lane change, triggering a three-vehicle crash. According…

Child gains ‘best friend’ and lesson in paying it forward

Child gains ‘best friend’ and lesson in paying it forward

Ryan Mann and his mother Emily started volunteering at Pulaski County Humane Society in July. They came by a couple of days a week to help with laundry, cleaning litter…

Accident on Jefferson

Accident on Jefferson

Melinda Williams/SWT A woman was treated for injuries Tuesday when the Kia SUV she was driving struck a parked car on North Jefferson Avenue near the intersection of Sixth Street…

Zika defense sought as virus spreads

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County officials are asking everyone to remove mosquito breeding grounds from their properties. The warning coincided with the first two cases of American-grown mosquitoes…

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