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Dublin man guilty of sexual battery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 36-year-old Dublin man charged with felony aggravated sexual battery was found guilty of a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual battery under a plea agreement…

Pound to marshal Dublin Christmas parade

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Retired long-time Dublin Elementary School principal Dr. Winsdon Pound will serve as grand marshal of the town of Dublin’s 2013 Christmas parade. Dublin Town Council…

VASS push for SOL and school accreditation makeover

 ANGIE M. AUSTIN  Special to The SWT RICHMOND – State lawmakers received resolutions recently passed by 28 school divisions to update the present Virginia public education accountability system. The school…

Cheek sentencing moves into second day

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A sentencing hearing for former Dublin doctor Linda Sue Cheek is continuing this morning in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. The hearing got…

Burruss Auditorium will fill with sounds of eighth annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular

BLACKSBURG – Friday, Oct. 25, Burruss Auditorium will come alive with the sights and sounds of the eighth annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular, a musical extravaganza that delights young and old…

Dublin recognizes Hawley for ‘superb job’

Dublin recognizes Hawley for ‘superb job’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The town of Dublin recognized retiring Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley Thursday night for what Mayor Benny Skeens called “a superb job.” “In my opinion…

COC holds annual meeting; awards presented

COC holds annual meeting; awards presented

By J.R. SCHRADER The dining area was crowded, acquaintances renewed, business matters discussed, and small talk preceded presentations of awards in five categories Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Executive…

Love of fairy tales grows into unique works of art

Love of fairy tales grows into unique works of art

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A childhood love of fairy tales has grown into unique art for a Dublin photographer whose recent works are on display at Fine Arts Center…

Pulaski YMCA reaches first fundraising target

Pulaski’s Hesnel Eckman YMCA fundraising chair Dr. Cindy Southern announced that the Y’s “We Need Each Other” campaign reached its first target of $20,000 as of mid-October. The Y has…

Woman charged with concealing dead fetus in closet

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – A 23-year-old Christiansburg woman has been charged in connection with a dead fetus Christiansburg police allegedly found concealed in a closet at the…