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Beloved reverend retires after 17 years of ministry

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Reverend Vickie Houk, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church of Pulaski, will step behind her pulpit for her final time Sunday morning, June 29. After 17 years…

Auditor: Dublin in ‘mighty good shape’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Given current economic conditions, Dublin “did very well” and is in “mighty, mighty good shape,” according to certified public accountant Ronnie L. Johnson. Johnson, with Johnson…

Museum taking kids back in time

Museum taking kids back in time

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Children ages 6-12 will get to be archaeologists and find out what it was like to live in the 1800s when Wilderness Road Regional Museum hosts…

Zeb Wolfe honored as June 2014 Service Excellence Employee

Zeb Wolfe honored as June 2014 Service Excellence Employee

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski announced earlier this week that Zebulun “Zeb” Wolfe was recently selected as the Service Excellence Employee of the Month for June. The award recognizes outstanding employees who demonstrate…

Area buildings named to Va. landmarks list

Area buildings named to Va. landmarks list

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Wythe County depot and a Montgomery County school are among seven buildings and sites recently added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. Rural Retreat Depot…

Snowville man accused of father’s murder

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A Snowville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of his father. The suspect, Gernie Grayson Boothe Jr., 33, was arrested…

Justices: ‘Get a warrant’ to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without…

Cyclist sharing life changing cross-country experience

Cyclist sharing life changing cross-country experience

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   In 2012, Pulaski County cyclist Thomas Hash spent 73 days biking across the United States in what became a life-changing experience. Now, as he plans…

July 4 offers day of patriotic activities

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’re looking for activities to celebrate Independence Day, there’s no need to go outside Pulaski County. The towns of Dublin and Pulaski and Pulaski…

Pulaski County names Guy Smith as new director for DSS

Pulaski County names Guy Smith as new director for DSS

By JENNIFER WADE Jennifer@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski native Guy Smith has been named as the new Director of the Pulaski County Department of Social Services.  Smith has served as the agency’s…