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FOCL postpones Christmas tree collections

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you planned to donate your live Christmas tree to the reef building project at Claytor Lake, but weren’t going to be able to deliver it…

Claytor Lake usage continues growth

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Attendance increased at Claytor Lake State Park in 2012, helping to boost the local economy by more than $8.5 million, according to figures recently released by…

School board adopts comprehensive goals

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools is saddling up to continue onward in its pursuit of becoming a world class school system. This year’s focus is on high…

Heater, cigarette blamed for fires

Heater, cigarette blamed for fires

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A discarded cigarette and an electric heater placed on a plastic tote have been blamed for two house fires in the town of Pulaski Saturday. Pulaski…

Students, agencies hope to save lives

Students, agencies hope to save lives

            By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s a scene that plays out too frequently, at too many locations across the country: teenagers’ lives taken early, mangled…

Bakery interest prompts zoning change

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An investor’s interest in opening a bakery in downtown Pulaski has prompted town council to give a stamp of approval to zoning ordinance changes. Pulaski Town…

Board approves athlete drug testing

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com It was an issue that sparked quite a discussion among members of Pulaski County School Board. Should students-athletes in Pulaski County be subject to random drug-testing?…

Worker injured in equipment rollover

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A contractor working at the landfill on Cloyd’s Mountain was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital Thursday after being involved in an equipment rollover. The manis employed…

From a boy to a man: The journey of a soldier

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com He endured 13 weeks of grueling training. One might say he went in as a boy and came out as a man. Pvt. Brandon Cook has…

Wreck injuries claim Pulaski woman

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BARREN SPRINGS – A three-truck, chain-reaction-type, crash in Barren Springs claimed the life of a Pulaski woman Monday. Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan with Wythe County Sheriff’s…