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New law seeks to treat pets more humanely

By Mario Sequeira Quesada Capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. — The saying goes “a dog is man’s best friend” — and that’s exactly what Sen. Lionell Spruill said he wanted…

4 o’clock burn law starts Friday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com After months of record or near record rainfall, Virginia’s 4 o’clock burn law may seem obsolete, but Virginia Department of Forestry says that’s not the case.…

Trump says he’s declaring emergency to build border wall

Trump says he’s declaring emergency to build border wall

By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to…

Radford holding logo design contest

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD — Members of the creative community are invited to take part in a logo design contest for Radford’s April 27 Rollin’ on the River Food…

Free tax prep available for some

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If your income was $54,000 or less during 2018, you can probably have your federal and state income taxes prepared and filed for free by VITA…

New homework club needs tutors

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Library is searching high and low to find tutors to help students with homework three days a week as part of a new Homework Help…

Dining out Feb. 26 can help homeless

Jessica found herself homeless after spending time in jail and doubling-up with family for a short time. When staying with family fell through, her probation officer told her about To…

Most grading work completed at PCMS

Most grading work completed at PCMS

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Despite the wet weather, progress on the new Pulaski County Middle School steadily continues. Grading work continues off campus as crews have begun installing a water…

Cupid stricken: Hagan surprises wife with home of childhood fascination

Cupid stricken: Hagan surprises wife with home of childhood fascination

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When Judy Hall attended kindergarten in the Dobbins residence on Prospect Avenue in Pulaski in the 1950s-60s she often played in the yard of Idyllbrook, a…

Ratcliffe presenting Calfee school program

Ratcliffe presenting Calfee school program

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@ southwesttimes.com Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski is presenting a program on Calfee Training School Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. Guy Smith, whose parents attended…