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Latest tornado estimate $5.2 million

The latest damage assessment report as of Sunday put the total damage in Pulaski County, including the Town of Pulaski, at just over $5.2 million – the vast majority of…

The Easter Bunny to visit tornado areas

This Saturday morning, the Easter Bunny will be visiting neighborhoods affected by the April 8 tornadoes to deliver Easter baskets to children and elderly residents of those areas. The baskets…

Mayor recognizes town staff

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Obviously emotional, Pulaski Mayor Jeff Worrell, Tuesday evening, commended the “extra effort” all town employees and staff have put forth during the ongoing tornado emergency. “I…

Sixty years in the making

By JENNA NICHOLS jenna@southwesttimes.com In April 1951, the Pulaski County residents gathered together to work to form a chamber of commerce to help growth the community. Now, 60 years later,…

Tornado fund growing fast

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Donations to a fund set up to raise money for local tornado recovery are pouring in so fast it took county staff over an hour to…

Draper school heavily damaged

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Although it looks pretty good from the exterior, Pulaski County officials say it is possible the former Draper Elementary School will be declared a total loss…

Va. State Tax Relief Granted

RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced that those affected by the severe storms that struck Virginia on April 8 and April 16 will be granted a 30-day extension for…

Storm-scattered documents, pictures turning up all over

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com While Junior Quesenberry was walking the New River Trail Sunday he noticed a piece of paper lying face down beside the trail. Beverly Patrick of Martin…

Tornado fund growing fast

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Donations to a fund set up to raise money for local tornado recovery are pouring in so fast it took county staff over an hour to…

Draper school heavily damaged

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Although it looks pretty good from the exterior, Pulaski County officials say it is possible the former Draper Elementary School will be declared a total loss…