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Shoplifting increased in 2011

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Shoplifting increased 6 percent this year, but one might be surprised at what the thieves are making off with most often. Michael C. Creedon, vice president…

Orlando…here we come!

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com The funds are in, their bags are packed, and their uniforms are ready to go. The Pulaski County High School Golden Cougar Marching Band heads to…

Akers, Conner bid farewell

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Supervisors Ranny Akers and Frank Conner attended their final board meetings Monday night, thanking county staff and fellow board members for their assistance and…

Additional hazing pleas accepted

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – Five of the six remaining fraternity brothers accused of involvement in a hazing incident at Radford’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity entered guilty pleas…

PMS to participate in ‘MLK Day of Service’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Students from Pulaski Middle School will once again take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service next year. The students will be fanning out…

PPD targeting impaired drivers

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “Drive sober or get pulled over.” That’s the simple message Pulaski Police Department wishes to impart to motorists passing through town during the Christmas holidays. The…

Safe Haven, Manna House join forces to feed needy

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Thanks to the generosity of those who made donations to Safe Haven’s “Ten for Tots” campaign, 250 needy families in Pulaski County have been able to…

VT shooter was RU student

By MELINDA WILLIAMS and AP Reports A part-time Radford University student described by neighbors as being “standoffish” has been identified as the man who fatally shot a Virginia Tech policeman…

Santa lands at The Southwest Times

The Southwest Times opened its doors to Santa and kids of all ages on Sunday for its first Old-Fashioned Christmas Homecoming. Youngsters were able to talk to the Jolly Old…

Slain Virginia Tech officer identified

BLACKSBURG- Virginia Tech Police have identified the officer murdered Thursday, Dec. 8, during a traffic stop on campus as Deriek W. Crouse, 39, of Christiansburg. He joined the Virginia Tech…