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Tickle named new special education director

Dr. Ben Tickle has been named the new Director of Special Education for Pulaski County Public Schools. Dr. Tickle is a resident of Pulaski County and graduated from Pulaski County…

Free memory screenings offered

BLACKSBURG – Warm Hearth at Home teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to offer free, confidential memory screenings Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Warm Hearth at Home’s new…

Progress reported in containing southwest Va. fire

SPEEDWELL  (AP) — Firefighters are making progress containing a stubborn landfill fire in Wythe (with) County. A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said Saturday firefighters have contained 60 percent…

$90m I-81 expansion project in Va. completed

CHRISTIANSBURG  (AP) — Crews have finished a nearly $90 million expansion of Interstate 81 in the Christiansburg area. According to reports,  the massive project added one southbound lane along 5…

The reason it’s smokey outside

It is believed the smoke is from this fire in Speedwell, Virginia. From the USDA Forest Service:   Location:  The Landfill Fire is located on the north slope of Horse…

Charges reduced against man accused of raping child

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 49-year-old Florida man will serve less than half of a 24-month jail sentence after his felony rape and sexual abuse charges were reduced to…

Man on the Street

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving…

Jail time given for copper theft

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Radford man will serve more than a year in prison for stealing copper from a Pulaski County home, even though it had been abandoned…

Researchers discover how retinal neurons claim the best brain connections

ROANOKE – Real estate agents emphasize location, location, and – once more for good measure – location. It’s the same in a developing brain, where billions of neurons vie for…

Bond denied for man with multiple probation violations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Bond was denied Thursday for a Pulaski man facing multiple probation violations, some being his third or fourth alleged violation. James Eugene Smith is facing…