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Independence Day closings announced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com While it’s business as usual at many retail establishments and restaurants on Independence Day, government offices and services will have altered schedules. Most employees will have…

Yost appointed to mental health study committee

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Twelfth District Del. Joseph Yost, who represents part of Pulaski County, has been appointed to a mental health subcommittee introduced in the 2014 General Assembly by…

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

Drill prepares emergency services for terrorist event

By Melinda Williams melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Emergency services volunteers and employees descended on Memorial Square shopping center parking lot in Pulaski Thursday evening, but what may have appeared to be a…

‘Y’ accepting students for swim lessons

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com With summer in full swing, children and adults are flocking to the water. Unfortunately, if they don’t know how to swim, a simple attempt to cool…

Special Olympics fundraiser features ‘Dr. Elvis’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG — Donations for Special Olympics of the New River Valley will be accepted during a free July 4 concert and fireworks show to be…

New Pulaski baseball academy offers a spot to develop skills

New Pulaski baseball academy offers a spot to develop skills

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   While baseball season only lasts a few months out of the year, like most other sports, serious players know that in order to win games,…

Town Council approves multiple projects

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski Town Council held a special meeting last Tuesday, June 24, to discuss three bids for proposed projects in relation to repairs needed around…

Reverend Terry Bowden says goodbye to Fairlawn Church of God

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@www.southwesttimes.com   This Sunday marks the last service the Rev. Terry Bowden will preach as pastor of Fairlawn Church of God. Bowden came to the church in…

Summer Reading Program continues through the month of July

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   With the month of June almost over, the Summer Reading program still has many events planned through July, in an effort to keep kids engaged…

Virginia earns top special education rating from U.S. Department of Education

By JENNIFER WADE jennifer@www.southwesttimes.com   Virginia is one of 18 states and territories that has earned a “meets requirements” designation the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) new results driven accountability…