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Governor approves bipartisan mental health bill

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A month after being approved by the General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed House Bill 206 into law at the beginning…

VCU, Richmond tackling youth-suicide prevention

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – According to clinical studies, college-aged students are two times more likely to attempt or commit suicide than any other age group,…

Municipal elections coming up this Tuesday

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The 2014 municipal elections will take place on Tuesday. May 6, as some town officials in Pulaski County will be running for re-election, and a…

Akers named interim assistant administrator

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Anthony Akers, head of Pulaski County’s recreation programs, has been named to serve as interim assistant county administrator, effective May 24. Current assistant administrator Robert…

‘The Marketplace’ looking to accept SNAP payments

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SNAP recipients may be able to buy fresh, locally grown produce this summer at The Marketplace, Pulaski’s farmers’ market. U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded…

County opting out of storm water program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Thanks to legislation passed during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly, Pulaski County will be able to opt out of Virginia’s “Stormwater Management Program” and let…

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

Maple Shade Inn remains alive

By J.R. Schrader Editor Emeritus   Maple Shade Inn. That identifying name will always be a part of the Town of Pulaski’s history. The name is known by many people who…

Spring 2014 Wildfire Season Ends

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Widespread heavy rain over the past 72 hours brought a fitting and welcome end to a relatively busy spring wildfire season in Virginia. According to…

Virginia Tech students envision Pulaski’s future

Virginia Tech students envision Pulaski’s future

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   West Main Street Development, LLC. (WMSD) has joined forces with Virginia Tech to create architectural visions to breathe new life in the Town of Pulaski’s…

Board of Supervisors looks to enforce speed limit on Wilderness Road

Board of Supervisors looks to enforce speed limit on Wilderness Road

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors moved to pursue new speed limit restriction techniques for Wilderness Road in Newbern during their monthly meeting last Monday…