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Museum earns VML Achievement Award

Museum earns VML Achievement Award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It was years in the making and received a push with the train station fire. Now, Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum has earned Pulaski an…

Curriculum administrator sheds light on accreditation ratings

State standardized test scores for Pulaski County schools have improved in recent years. And despite an overall math average that surpassed last year’s state scores, county math teachers have initiated…

Extension cord started fire

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An extension cord sparked the early-morning fire that gutted a house Friday at 4956 Old Robinson Tract Road. Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood said his investigation…

Woman uninjured in single-vehicle crash

Woman uninjured in single-vehicle crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pearisburg woman escaped injury Monday when her vehicle went out of control on Route 100 and overturned. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Saunders…

County’s war prisoners and missing soldiers honored

County’s war prisoners and missing soldiers honored

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) is dedicated to seeing that all soldiers are accounted for,” Robin Sherwood, senior vice commander of local VFW Post 1184,…

Help sought identifying men

Help sought identifying men

Surveillance photos Montgomery County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two men (left) in relation to a credit card fraud investigation. The men’s vehicle and a…

Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the…

Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said…

Focus on UVa employee in student’s disappearance

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his…

Ex-rec. coach cleared in child sex case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski County judge Friday cleared former recreation coach Russell Keith Simpson of taking indecent liberties with minors. Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr. cited credibility…