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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…

Haller: SWT serves important role in community

Haller: SWT serves important role in community

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  The Southwest Times is a great source of information, but to retired dentist Dr. Thomas Haller, it serves an even more important role. “I just think…

Kitts for Congress reports fundraising

DUBLIN — Highly decorated retired combat veteran Derek W. Kitts’ Congressional campaign for the Virginia 9th District reports $22,779.94 raised overall this election cycle, $18,843.52 raised this quarter and $14,485.29…

Death of man arrested in Christiansburg investigated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG — Virginia State Police is investigating the death of a 59-year-old man arrested by Christiansburg Police Department Monday. According to Christiansburg spokeswoman Melissa Powell, Leonard…