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Dr. Cheek convicted of 172 counts

Dr. Cheek convicted of 172 counts

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE – A federal grand jury Thursday convicted Dr. Linda Sue Cheek of 172 of the 173 counts of an indictment charging her with illegally…

Pulaski County School Board Budget Meeting

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County School Board agrees that something needs to be done to keep quality teachers in the system. According to a presentation made at the…

Pulaski police officer injured in fall

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski police officer was injured Wednesday in a fall from a raised pickup truck. According to Capt. Anthony Meredith, the officer, who was not identified,…

Hawley presents $12.9 million budget; funds in black for now

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council got its first glimpse at the town’s draft $12.9 million 2013-14 fiscal year budget Tuesday night. “The good news is all three funds…

Pulaski Elementary gets new security system

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com The new security system for Pulaski County schools went live Wednesday at Pulaski Elementary. Spearheaded by Dr. Tom Brewster and the school board, the system augments…

Finance position put on ice: Councilman hopes to downgrade position and let county collect town taxes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski already has 12 applications in the till for a new finance director, but Pulaski Town Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to put the hiring process…

Radford businesses ponder effects of chamber changes

By LAURA ENDERSON Special to the SWT The Radford Chamber of Commerce is feeling the impacts of the economic downturn. On Feb. 18, the chamber reduced its office hours to…

VDH Launches Regional Campaign to Reduce Heart Disease and Stroke

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Sophie Wenzel, MPH, the Virginia Department of Health’s new Region 3 heart disease and stroke prevention coordinator, is spearheading a regional collaborative effort to reduce heart…

Mission pays reminder to local woman

Mission pays reminder to local woman

  By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com To most people, a trip abroad would seem like a vacation, but one local woman was looking for “more than just a vacation” when she…

Local farms receive national recognition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Two Pulaski County farms have received national recognition for having some of their registered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report. Only…