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Senate Panel OKs More Stringent Voter ID

By MICHAEL SCHUSTER Capital News Service RICHMOND – The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee has approved a bill that supporters say would thwart voter fraud but opponents say would make…

School board works to fix middle schools

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com OWPR Architects and Engineers have offered a solution to the bowed walls at Pulaski and Dublin middle schools – using columns and beams to permanently fix…

Dewey Cornell: ‘Schools are safe’

Dewey Cornell: ‘Schools are safe’

  By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com “There is no formula or crystal ball that will predict or prevent all violent acts,” said Dr. Dewey Cornell, forensic clinical psychologist and professor of…

Warrant leads to watery arrest

Warrant leads to watery arrest

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com A short, but eventful pursuit led to a suspect being plucked from the cold waters of Peak Creek by two Pulaski County deputies Wednesday. According to…

Holiday hours announced for Presidents’ Day

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com A number of local banks and public offices have announced closings in observance of Presidents’ Day, while others will be conducting business as usual. Town offices…

Senate OKs mammogram notification bill

By KRISTEN SMITH Capital News Service RICHMOND – The Senate Monday unanimously joined the House in passing a bill that requires women to be notified of dense breast tissue in…

Free tax assistance offered again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County residents can once again receive free tax assistance from IRS-trained volunteers by simply making an appointment. Volunteers will be available to meet with county…

NRCC offering free employment workshops

Searching for a job in today’s dynamic market can be difficult. To help job seekers compete, New River Community College’s career advisors are offering free employment workshops in February and…

Metal recycling facility officially closed

Metal recycling facility officially closed

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The former Cycle Systems Inc. metal recycling facility on First Street in Pulaski is officially closed. A woman who answered the phone there Tuesday, but who…

Governor urges Democrats to OK roads bill

By WHITNEY SPICER Capital News Service RICHMOND – Three days after Senate Democrats derailed his transportation funding plan, Gov. Bob McDonnell urged two key Democratic senators to support the House…