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Child abuse charge reduced to ‘contributing’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A felony child abuse charge against a Marion man was reduced Thursday to misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth’s…

Worker injured in fall from bucket truck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A worker was injured Thursday morning when he fell from a bucket truck while trimming trees. Joe Trigg, REMSI executive director, said the worker fell…

Three charged in early-morning stabbing

Three charged in early-morning stabbing

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   An altercation on Randolph Avenue in Pulaski left one man stabbed and three others in jail Thursday, according to police. Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche…

Police capture stabbing suspect

Police capture stabbing suspect

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski police have captured at a 52-year-old man they say critically stabbed another man in the area of East Main Street late Thursday. Authorities found…

Fairview Garden still a field of dreams

Fairview Garden still a field of dreams

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com   What began as a plan for a community garden to unite citizens in Dublin surrounding the Fairview Home has only made a slight step forward,…

Pepper’s Ferry addresses unfunded VRS liabilities

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   In an effort to offset unfunded Virginia Retirement System liabilities that increased by almost $150,000 in a year’s time, Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority…

Diversion program could save defendant time

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If a Dublin man can qualify to participate in a state diversion program, the amount of time he receives for a drug conviction will be…

Pedophile receives maximum sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – A Dublin man who was convicted of improperly touching two girls in a library and grocery store in Montgomery County last summer will…

Council discusses community, economic development position merger

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, council discussed options for how to merge three town employee positions. Town Manager John Hawley said, “Council will recall…

Pepper’s Ferry managing the flow

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Despite all the rain, workers at Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority have been able to manage flow into the plant without any violations to…