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RU announced merger with JCHS

By Brooke J. Wood brooke@southwesttimes.com Radford University and Carilion Clinic’s Jefferson College of Health Sciences will merge under a plan announced Thursday by RU President Brian O. Hemphill.…

Pulaski finding value in code enforcement

Pulaski finding value in code enforcement

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com In the six months Pulaski’s code enforcement officer has been working to clean up the town she has taken on 434 cases of inoperable…

Man pleads guilty to reduced charge

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A Pulaski man charged with felony unlawful wounding pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault under a plea agreement with the…

Senate panel rejects stricter seat-belt law

By Irena Schunn Capital News Service RICHMOND – Split along party lines, the Senate Transportation Committee has killed a bill that would have made failing to wear a…

McGregor enjoys watching students learn

McGregor enjoys watching students learn

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Megan McGregor says her favorite part of teaching is watching her students grow. Mrs. McGregor, as students call her, teaches kindergarten at Critzer…

Wounded suspect in Giles shooting in jail

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 47-year-old man shot and wounded in an apparent attempted home invasion robbery in Giles County earlier this month is now in jail. According…

Gregory enlists in Marine Corps

Gregory, a 2016 graduate of Pulaski County High School, departs for Parris Island, S.C. April 9, where he will undergo training to become a 0311-Infantryman. Those who enlist…

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Cougar offense sharp against Bruins

Cougar offense sharp against Bruins

By Rodney Young SWT Sports Writer   The Pulaski County Cougars stopped a three game…

Appalachian League President Lee Landers to retire at the end of 2018 season

Appalachian League President Lee Landers to retire at the end of 2018 season

The Appalachian League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced today that after 23 seasons at the…

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Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this…

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…

Obituaries

Carl Allen Taylor

Carl Allen Taylor, age 64, of Dublin, Va., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1954 in Pulaski he was the son…

Terry Wayne Kemp

Terry Wayne Kemp, age 61, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements…