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Police say man abused infant son

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   A 23-year-old Pulaski man is being held without bond for allegedly abusing his 6-month-old son Friday. Steven Edward Akers of Washington Square Apartments in Pulaski…

Long John Silvers rebuild under way

Long John Silvers rebuild under way

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com It’s been almost a year since fire destroyed the Long John Silvers restaurant at Fairlawn, but it shouldn’t be long before the hushpuppies and fish are…

Dublin to continue refinancing talk

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Dublin Town Council will continue discussion tonight on refinancing its debt service in an effort to save money. Council voted unanimously in August to refinance…

Council pursuing new weed, grass ordinance

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski Town Council has voted to prepare a new weed and grass ordinance that could take a more aggressive stance against violators who fail…

Super 8 fire repairs put at $35,000

Super 8 fire repairs put at $35,000

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Fire damage from a July fire at the Dublin Super 8 motel was about $35,000, according to building permits issued by Pulaski County. Property owner…

Career Pathways Consortium earns state award

Career Pathways Consortium earns state award

New River Career Pathways Consortium recently received the 2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award during a ceremony held in Richmond. Career Pathways connects students to higher education…

Statewide child car seat check events under way

National Child Passenger Safety Week continues through Saturday   RICHMOND – Making sure children are secured in car seats saves lives. But for a child safety seat to work correctly,…

Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care

Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care

By Melinda Myers Special to The SWT You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden…

Pulaski man charged with child abuse

A Pulaski man is being held at New River Valley Regional Jail, charged with abusing his six-month-old child. For more information on the case of Steven Edward Akers, 23, of…

Former coach set to be tried Friday

Former coach set to be tried Friday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com A former recreation soccer coach accused of taking indecent liberties with a minor is to be tried Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Russell Keith Simpson’s…