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Gov. taps Yost for safety task force

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Del. Joseph Yost (R-12th) was appointed Wednesday to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s newly-created Task Force on School and Campus Safety. “One of the key principles of government…

McDonnell makes big, last push for lasting legacy

RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell used his annual address to the state Wednesday to make one big, last push for an enduring legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to enact his…

McDonnell outlines transportation overhaul

By Mark Robinson Capital News Service RICHMOND – With the General Assembly set to convene today, Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed Tuesday increasing Virginia’s sales tax and abolishing its nearly 27-year-old…

Police: Man tried to solicit sex from teen

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com CHRISTIANSBURG – Christiansburg police say a 52-year-old Maryland man thought he was communicating with a 13-year-old girl when he tried to solicit sex from an undercover…

Volunteers needed for Pulaski projects

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Volunteer Pulaski is seeking additional volunteers to help with a number of town projects slated for this year. Volunteer Pulaski is a group of citizens, employees…

Flu season worst in decade

SWVA hardest-hit region in the state By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The 2013 flu season is off to a raging start across the United States and, here in Virginia, the 2012-13…

Rumor put to rest, schools are safe

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools will be under normal operations today after rumor of an alleged threat facing Pulaski Middle School has been disproved. PMS was placed…

No injuries in Dublin wreck

No injuries in Dublin wreck

              By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A charge was filed, but no one was injured, in a two-vehicle wreck on Broad Street in Dublin Saturday.…

UPDATE: Police find no threat to county schools

According to Pulaski Police Capt. Anthony Meredith, investigators have concluded their investigation into an incident that resulted in a lock-down at several schools today and have found there was “no…

UPDATE: The latest on school lock-down

Here’s another report from Pulaski Police Capt. Anthony Meredith on the status of the lock-down investigation: Investigators are still in the field following information concerning alleged threats to a Pulaski…