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Chemical spill keeps students inside

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Less than a week after returning to school Critzer Elementary students have already dealt with an incident that confined them to the building. Staff…

Insurance agents cases continued

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The cases of two Pulaski insurance agents accused of embezzling client premiums were continued Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Cynthia Marie Craft and…

Fundraising continues for Draper park

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Citizens have another opportunity Thursday to help fund a picnic shelter and restrooms at Draper Community Park; and they can fill their tummies in…

A rainy day for the Gusto

A rainy day for the Gusto

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Saturday, campers at Gatewood Park witnessed a first of it’s kind event at Gatewood Reservoir — a paddle boarding competition. Michael Valach, owner of…

Beans and Rice secures grant for middle schools

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com This week, Pulaski County Public Schools and Beans and Rice, Inc. were awarded $200,000 through the Virginia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning…

Vigil aims to increase overdose awareness

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With drug overdose deaths quadrupling over the past two decades, two organizations are holding a candlelight vigil later this month to raise awareness of…

Gypsy moth control topic of meeting

Gypsy moth control topic of meeting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests threatening nearby George Washington and Jefferson national forests, according to the U.S. Forest Service.…

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School Board voted to name the entrance to the new unified Middle School “CPL. Lewis K. Bausell Medal of Honor Way.” How do you feel about honoring the only Medal of Honor awardee in this way?

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Sports

Cougars best Bobcats in Battle of the Bridge

Cougars best Bobcats in Battle of the Bridge

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – Pulaski County started the game sloppy but gained momentum…

Cougar golfers earn win at Thorn Spring

Cougar golfers earn win at Thorn Spring

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski County High School Cougar golf team earned a…

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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

Naomi Adeline ‘Addie’ Hamblin Suthers

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Naomi Adeline “Addie” Hamblin Suthers, age 87, of Buena Vista, Va., passed away at home surrounded by her family Aug. 18, 2018. She…

Raymond Scott ‘Scotty’ Smith

Raymond Scott “Scotty” Smith, age 57, of Pulaski, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at his son’s residence in Roanoke, Va. He was born May 9, 1961,…