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Mack strike results in Volvo layoffs

Mack strike results in Volvo layoffs

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com   An ongoing strike involving Mack Truck workers has stopped production at the Volvo Truck plant in Dublin.   As of Monday, Oct. 21,…

Special Called Board Meeting

Special Called Board Meeting

There will be a Special Called Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Office to discuss the addition of a baseball/softball practice facility…

UAW, GM reach tentative agreement

UAW, GM reach tentative agreement

The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a monthlong strike that brought the U.S. factories to a standstill. More…

‘Operation Trap Door’ stings area meth network

‘Operation Trap Door’ stings area meth network

  By DAVID GRAVELY, editor@southwesttimes.com   Two regional drug task forces and multiple city, town and county agencies appeared together Wednesday to announce the results of a nearly…

School Board tours new middle school

School Board tours new middle school

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Monday, Oct. 14, Pulaski County Public Schools Director of Operations Jess Shull gave the members of the county school board a tour of the…

Celebration of Life benefit Saturday

Celebration of Life benefit Saturday

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Monday, Oct. 21, marks the three-year anniversary of the accident that almost killed Logan Smith. Smith was driving back from New River Community College…

Newbern Fall Fest features a variety of vendors

Newbern Fall Fest features a variety of vendors

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Several hundred people crowded onto the Wilderness Road Saturday to partake in the annual Newbern Fall Festival. As usual, vendors of every type lined…

Polls

When the new combined middle school opens next year, the old buildings will be left vacant. What would you like to see them become?

  • Tear them down and sell the property to the highest bidders, put the money toward the new school. (49%, 33 Votes)
  • Community/Rec centers with a staff that offers exercise and fitness activities year round. (31%, 21 Votes)
  • Offer them up for sale so new businesses can use them as they are. (21%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 68

Sports

Cougars win physical matchup with Bruins

Cougars win physical matchup with Bruins

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   Heading into the game with Blacksburg Friday, many experts predicted…

Cougars end middle school season with win

Cougars end middle school season with win

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   Brett Jones scored one touchdown on the ground and three…

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Editorials

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

Exel Eugene Simpkins, Sr.

Exel Eugene Simpkins, Sr. age 76 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Lewis Gale-Pulaski Hospital. Born February 19, 1943 in Pulaski he was the son…

Okie Mae Tibbs Martin

Okie Mae Tibbs Martin, age 88 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem. Born May 18, 1931 in Bluefield, VA…