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Heavy snow blamed for fire calls, downed trees

Heavy snow blamed for fire calls, downed trees

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The heavy snow that rapidly fell early Thursday afternoon has contributed to several reported fires throughout the county this evening. Fairlawn Fire Department responded to 6404 Spring Ave.,…

How VDOT handles winter roads

Pre-Treating Roads When snow or ice is predicted, VDOT crews pre-treat trouble spots on interstates and other high-volume roads with anti-icing chemicals, including salt brine, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride.…

PCHS Players present ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com It’s an adventure of mistaken identities as the Pulaski County Advanced Theatre Arts class presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” this Friday and Saturday in the…

Preps underway for possible snow

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Preparations are underway throughout Pulaski County for the possibility of the first significant snowfall of the season Thursday. In the town of Pulaski, Kim Caudill said…

United Way has funds for food, shelter programs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County United Way has received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for distribution to local emergency food and shelter programs. Executive Director Susan…

Meth lab investigated at Meadowview

Meth lab investigated at Meadowview

            By TRAVIS HANDY and MELINDA WILLIAMS Authoritieshave confirmed a methamphetamine lab raid at Meadowview Apartments in Pulaski early Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Jason Robinson, with…

Dora greenhouses may get a facelift

Dora greenhouses may get a facelift

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com They’ve fallen into disrepair over the years, but Virginia Cooperative Extension has a plan that would revamp the greenhouses on Dora Highway and put them to…

Closings for Lee-Jackson and MLK holidays

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Local public offices, utilities and banks have announced closings in association with the upcoming Lee-Jackson and Martin Luther King Day observances.   Town offices in both…

Sex vs. gender: Are the two interchangeable?

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com In society the words “sex” and “gender” are found to be synonymous, but is that truly the case? At a recent school board meeting, board member…

Knode gets 12 months for assault

Co-defendants receive minimal sentences in agreements with prosecution By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski man received a 12-month jail sentence Tuesday for an August assault at Meadowview Apartments, while his…