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PCPS takes measures to ensure schools are safe and secure

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Just like April 16, 2007 – the day of the Virginia Tech massacre – Dec. 14, 2012 will be a day Americans will never forget. The…

Nurse’s drug charges advanced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Two drug charges filed against a former nurse at a Dublin rehabilitation center were certified to a grand jury Monday. The charges against Melissa Broyles, 42,…

Walmart volunteers earn grant for Humane Society

Walmart volunteers earn grant for Humane Society

              By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Fairlawn Walmart employees set out to raise money for a good cause and in the process, volunteers managed to…

Heartwood impact put at $8 million

Heartwood recently got the gift that keeps on giving when Virginia Tourism Corporation’s vice president of research estimated the center’s economic impact at $8 million during its first year. Elizabeth…

Southern’s ‘iron’ will pays off

Southern’s ‘iron’ will pays off

                By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Physical activity has always been a part of Dr. Cynthia Southern’s life, but competing in a Half Iron…

Study reveals ‘troubling’ trends

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com After 18 months of studying the region, New River Valley Planning District Commission’s Livability Initiative has uncovered some trends that could have a major impact on…

Lady Cougars send holiday cheer to troops

Lady Cougars send holiday cheer to troops

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County Lady Cougars are still working hard to find their way this season, but they are also working hard off the court.  After conducting an…

UPDATE: Police say 27 killed at Conn. school; 1 other dead, shooter identified

4:38 p.m. update: WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a…

Aisles of smiles with ‘Cops and Kids’

Aisles of smiles with  ‘Cops and Kids’

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com What happens when cops and kids come together? Fun, laughter and joy. It was all apparent last week as members of the Fraternal Order of Police…

Join us for ‘Breakfast with Santa’

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to The Southwest Times! As our…