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Senate deliberates weekend jail sentencing

By ERIC LUTHER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A new bill aiming to amend and reenact the Code of Virginia requirements allowing individuals guilty of misdemeanors and certain nonviolent…

Downtown Blacksburg to hold film festival

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com     Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and the Lyric Theatre will present the Free Family Film Fest to take place twice over the next couple months. The…

LewisGale celebrates hospital volunteers and chaplains for sharing time

LewisGale celebrates hospital volunteers and chaplains for sharing time

 By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski recently held a special luncheon to thank its volunteers and chaplains for sharing the gift of their time. According to a news release…

Draper Aden Associates buys N.C. firm

Blacksburg – Draper Aden Associates, a Blacksburg civil engineering firm frequently used for local projects, has purchased a North Carolina firm “to better serve clients on a regional basis.” Some…

Historic Middle Schools Should Be Kept Separate

Amy Smith Special to The SWT   Editor’s note:  This is a research paper submitted by an RU student who attended DMS. She touches on several important points regarding middle…

PCPS announces Kindergarten registration dates

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Public Schools has announced Kindergarten registration dates for 2014-2015 school year. Registration times will take place on different days from the end of…

Defendant warned not to come back to court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Calling his defense “preposterous,” a Pulaski County judge gave a Max Meadows man a chance to receive drug treatment, but warned him not to come…

County divided over middle schools

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Administration building was filled to capacity Monday night as citizens from all over the county arrived to voice concerns over the future…

Dentists helping to ‘Give Kids A Smile’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Area dentists are once again taking part in the national “Give Kids A Smile” project Friday, Jan. 24, by providing free dental services to uninsured…

Defendant to decide: treatment or jail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “I want you to be evaluated by Mt. Rogers (Mental Health Services) and follow all of their recommendations. If you don’t, what will happen?” Pulaski…