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Board approves athlete drug testing

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com It was an issue that sparked quite a discussion among members of Pulaski County School Board. Should students-athletes in Pulaski County be subject to random drug-testing?…

Worker injured in equipment rollover

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A contractor working at the landfill on Cloyd’s Mountain was airlifted to a Roanoke hospital Thursday after being involved in an equipment rollover. The manis employed…

From a boy to a man: The journey of a soldier

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com He endured 13 weeks of grueling training. One might say he went in as a boy and came out as a man. Pvt. Brandon Cook has…

Wreck injuries claim Pulaski woman

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com BARREN SPRINGS – A three-truck, chain-reaction-type, crash in Barren Springs claimed the life of a Pulaski woman Monday. Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan with Wythe County Sheriff’s…

Still no ID for man killed on I-81

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Virginia State Police still don’t have a confirmed identity for a man who was killed on Interstate 81 Jan. 2. “We could speculate…

Pulaski Police Department’s Most Wanted

The following is a list of the Pulaski Police Department’s “Most Wanted” suspects. The Southwest Times will publish a list about every quarter. Photographs are not available for all subjects.…

New church sign still in limbo

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When they approached the town of Pulaski in September about installing a new sign, Richard Hall said board members of First Pentecostal Holiness Church (Family Worship…

Gov. taps Yost for safety task force

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Del. Joseph Yost (R-12th) was appointed Wednesday to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s newly-created Task Force on School and Campus Safety. “One of the key principles of government…

McDonnell makes big, last push for lasting legacy

RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell used his annual address to the state Wednesday to make one big, last push for an enduring legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to enact his…

McDonnell outlines transportation overhaul

By Mark Robinson Capital News Service RICHMOND – With the General Assembly set to convene today, Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed Tuesday increasing Virginia’s sales tax and abolishing its nearly 27-year-old…