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Bakery interest prompts zoning change

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An investor’s interest in opening a bakery in downtown Pulaski has prompted town council to give a stamp of approval to zoning ordinance changes. Pulaski Town…

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…