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County considering tall grass ordinance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Due to the number of tall grass complaints Pulaski County has been receiving, the board of supervisors is considering implementing an ordinance to control unsightly…

County preparing 2014 legislative list

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With another session of Virginia General Assembly drawing ever closer, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has started developing a list of legislation it would like to…

Christmas Store plans intake, silent auction

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   For those who know how to find it, there’s an old building in Pulaski County that conceals a secret. It has no air conditioning and…

No place to call home: Fought for our country, struggling to survive

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Some may have noticed the billboards in town with the number 1-877-4AID-VET posted. This number is a hotline for homeless veterans. Homeless and at-risk veterans are…

Superintendent says Snowville going strong

By SARAH BRADBURY and SHANNON WATKINS   It was announced late August that Glenda Chrisley, one of two kindergarten teachers at Snowville Elementary, would move to first grade after several…

Probationer told to get off drugs or go to jail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County judge Thursday warned a probationer to stop using drugs or go to jail. Anna Michelle Huff wasn’t on the Circuit Court docket…

Whitaker memorialized with resolution

Whitaker memorialized with resolution

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   For more than a decade, Gaye Yonce Whitaker “took great pride” in addressing the needs of those passing through Pulaski County Visitor Center. Monday night,…

Nearly $8,000 restitution ordered

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Four of 56 charges against a Ripplemead man will be taken under advisement for a year to monitor his behavior and payment of nearly $8,000…

Other sightings of unidentified animal reported

Submitted by Roger Williams I recently spoke with a local hunter who says he also saw an animal similar to the unidentified animal photo published in The Southwest Times Aug.…

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine maintains blood bank for animals

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine maintains blood bank for animals

BLACKSBURG–Giving the gift of life through blood donations is not only confined to humans. At the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, dogs and cats regularly donate blood to the…