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Closings for Lee-Jackson and MLK holidays

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Local public offices, utilities and banks have announced closings in association with the upcoming Lee-Jackson and Martin Luther King Day observances.   Town offices in both…

Sex vs. gender: Are the two interchangeable?

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com In society the words “sex” and “gender” are found to be synonymous, but is that truly the case? At a recent school board meeting, board member…

Knode gets 12 months for assault

Co-defendants receive minimal sentences in agreements with prosecution By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski man received a 12-month jail sentence Tuesday for an August assault at Meadowview Apartments, while his…

FOCL postpones Christmas tree collections

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you planned to donate your live Christmas tree to the reef building project at Claytor Lake, but weren’t going to be able to deliver it…

Claytor Lake usage continues growth

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Attendance increased at Claytor Lake State Park in 2012, helping to boost the local economy by more than $8.5 million, according to figures recently released by…

School board adopts comprehensive goals

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Public Schools is saddling up to continue onward in its pursuit of becoming a world class school system. This year’s focus is on high…

Heater, cigarette blamed for fires

Heater, cigarette blamed for fires

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A discarded cigarette and an electric heater placed on a plastic tote have been blamed for two house fires in the town of Pulaski Saturday. Pulaski…

Students, agencies hope to save lives

Students, agencies hope to save lives

            By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s a scene that plays out too frequently, at too many locations across the country: teenagers’ lives taken early, mangled…

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?…