By MIKE WILLIAMS
Since its inception in 1969 the county’s Public Service Authority has had three different homes. Come Monday (Oct. 3) it will open in yet a fourth.
The PSA – as it is best known – has moved to the former First Bank location in Dublin at 205 Broad Street between BB&T and Main Street Photography.
According to a presentation Monday night by Assistant County Administrator Karen Thompson to the Board of Supervisors, the new home of the PSA will relieve overcrowded conditions at its most recent location inside the Town of Dublin offices.
Other former sites for the PSA were the County Administration Building and the County Garage.
Thompson said the new 2,400-square-foot location will alleviate issues with confined work space and storage space, a lack of privacy for individual customer service and long lines at one service area.
According to Thompson, the PSA has looked for more spacious office space for several years as the PSA’s service demands have grown through the years.
In 1989 the PSA supplied 2,800 customers with water and sewer services. In 1979 the authority began garbage collection services and by 1989 had 8,300 garbage customers.
Today the PSA has 10,247 customers for garbage, water and sewer services.
The new office will feature plenty of room, as well as a drive-thru and drop box.
Aside from the new location, there are few other changes. The office hours will remain 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The phone number will remain the same (674-8720) as well.
A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 9 a.m. on Oct. 14.
Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2016.
The Pulaski Fire Marshal’s Office urges all residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure.
“Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly,” says Todd Garwood, Fire Marshal. “That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to educate Pulaski and Pulaski County residents about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.”
“Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” is the theme being taught by fire personnel this year. Pulaski’s Fire Prevention Program is designed to teach families the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are and replacing them once they’re 10 years old. Also, smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and that batteries should be replaced twice a year such as when the clocks change in spring and fall for day light savings time.
The Pulaski Fire Department is hosting the 69th Annual Pulaski Fire Prevention Parade on Thursday October 13th at 7 pm in support of Fire Prevention Week and this year’s campaign. The parade will take the same route as last year (Starting at the Dawg House, heading west and then continuing west on East Main St all the way to Jefferson Ave at which point the parade will end).
To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, contact the Pulaski Fire Department 994-8662 or the Pulaski Fire Marshal’s Office 994-8664.
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT’S NEXT IN FATAL TRAIN CRASH PROBE
Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through Hoboken station and crashed a barrier.
2. WORLD LEADERS GATHER FOR PERES FUNERAL
Barack Obama says the former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner showed that “justice and hope” are at the heart of the country’s Zionist ideals.
3. A YEAR AFTER DEADLY MUDSLIDE, LITTLE CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
The site near the capital remains a grim wasteland — wrecked walls poke from the ground, while old shoes, toys, appliances and clothes litter what is now a burial ground.
4. RUSSIA FIGHTING IN SYRIA FOR A YEAR, STILL AT ODDS WITH U.S.
Moscow appears no closer to getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war and prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim.
5. TRUMP SAYS CLINTON IS MAKING ‘NASTY’ ADS ABOUT HIM
But most of his Democratic rival’s commercials about the Republican merely include clips of him speaking.
6. DUTERTE RAISES RHETORIC OVER ANTI-CRIME WAR
The Philippine president compares it to Hitler and the Holocaust and says he would be “happy to slaughter” 3 million drug addicts.
7. HEARING SET FOR TEEN HELD IN SCHOOL SHOOTING
A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding the boy after a shooting left two students and a teacher wounded in a tiny South Carolina town.
8. COLORADO GIVES EDIBLE POT NEW LOOK TO AVOID CONFUSION
Marijuana brownies, cookies and other edibles will be stamped with a diamond and the letters T-H-C.
9. NFL, PEPSI DROP ‘POKER FACE’
It’s official: Grammy winner Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Houston.
10. EUROS READY TO ROLL WITH ROOKIES
The European Ryder Cup team will send six freshmen to the first tee over the next three days in their effort to win for the fourth time in a row.
From Chief Gary Roche
Pulaski Police Department
September 28, 2016 at approximately 12:52 P.M., officers at the Pulaski Police Department were dispatched to former Deli-Mart located at 809 Lee Highway in reference to a possible deceased individual.
Upon arrival, officers were advised by citizens that a body was located in the creek bed behind, and approximately twenty feet below, the base of the building. Officers confirmed the citizen reports.
Subsequently, investigators found a Virginia Identification card on the remains belonging to John Owens, a resident of Pulaski County reported missing on September 9th.
There was no indication at the scene as to the cause of death.
Detectives from the Pulaski Police Department investigated the scene and the body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and to determine a positive identification.
The investigation is ongoing.
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. OBAMA SUFFERS FIRST VETO OVERRIDE
In a resounding rebuke to the White House, Congressional Democrats join Republicans in approving legislation giving Sept. 11 families the right to sue Saudi Arabia.
2. 3 WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A teenager kills his father at their home in rural South Carolina before going to the nearby school and opening fire with a handgun, injuring two students and a teacher.
3. WHO HILLARY CLINTON HOPES CAN ATTRACT YOUTH VOTE
The Democrat is turning to former primary adversary Bernie Sanders to connect with millennials.
4. FRESH FINDINGS ON DOWNED MALAYSIAN PASSENGER JET
Investigators conclude that a missile that destroyed the jet over Ukraine, killing 298 people, was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher that was trucked in from Russia.
5. US STRENGTHENING FORCES IN IRAQ
Another 615 troops are heading to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the Islamic State group’s main stronghold.
6. WHERE SHIMON PERES’ DEATH WAS MET WITH OFFICIAL SILENCE
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7. BUDGET STALEMATE BROKEN ON CAPITOL HILL
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8. DEAL BY PRODUCERS PUSHES UP OIL PRICES
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9. WHY VIOLENCE MIGHT BE HARD TO ERADICATE
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10. CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND POPULAR TV SOAPS DIES AT 93
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Douglas Wayne “Bubba” Duncan, age 81 of Pulaski, Virginia died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lewis Gale Hospital – Salem, Virginia. He was born on June 5, 1935 in Pulaski, and was the son of the late Katherine Polly Webb Duncan, and Thomas Jefferson Duncan, Sr. Bubba was a former employee of Lee Garment Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Jefferson Duncan, Jr., and a nephew, Thomas Lee Duncan. He is survived by his brother, Jack Duncan and his wife Linda of Fredericksburg, one nephew, John Jackson Duncan, two nieces, Johnna Duncan Green, Debby Duncan Hinman. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12 Noon at Seagle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Beulah Francis Johnson Taylor, age 102 of Pulaski passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin. Born June 6, 1914 she was the daughter of the late Isaac Johnson & Elizabeth Kern Johnson. Her son, Charles Andrew Taylor, sisters, Clara Carraway, Ruby Brown, Dorothy Taylor, Grace Johnson and brother, Neal Johnson also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her
Son Bobby W. (Claudia Faye) Taylor – Max Meadows
Grandchildren Melissa Turner Kristal Cruz Brent Taylor Wayne Taylor
Step Grandchildren Austen Wyatt, Andrew Wyatt & Aly Wyatt
Great Great Grandchildren Kim Turner, Cerylla Taylor, Holly Taylor, Jordon Cruz, Tyler Cruz, Chaise Taylor and Nicholas Taylor
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Clayton Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow at the Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before service time Friday at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to help the family with her final expenses c/o Bower Funeral Homes, PO Box 796 – Pulaski, VA 24301.
To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.
Lorraine Parks Hash, 90, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. She was a member of Dublin Baptist Church since 1952 and was co-owner of Buttonwood Dairy Farm. She volunteered at Radford Community Hospital for 25 years, was a charter member of the Wilderness Road Museum, and was a member of the New River Historical Society. Lorraine loved traveling, reading, puzzles, cooking and spending time with her rambunctious family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barnett and Gladys Parks; husband, Robert Kyle Hash; son-in-law, Douglas McDaniel; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sister, Wilma Adams and brother, Roy Parks.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gloria Hash of Clemmons, NC, and Bobby and Teresa Hash of Dublin; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda McDaniel and Arnold Davis of Dublin, Mary Alice and Buck Whisenant of Floyd, Carol and Ted Hodge of Pulaski, and Rebecca and Peter Zandvliet of Naugatuck, Conn.; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; sister, Sue McAllister of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Louise Parks of Marion.
Highland Ridge Rehab Center Staff provided a loving, warm environment during her stay and the family is forever appreciative.
The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Dublin Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Jones and Pastor Andrew Taylor-Troutman officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, Lorraine requested that contributions be made to the New River Historical Society, P. O. Box 373, Newbern, VA 24126.
The Hash family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.
Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche confirmed this afternoon that a body had been discovered in a creek behind the former Deli-Mart on Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Pulaski.
Roche said the body appeared to have been there for some time, and no positive identification was possible. The remains are being sent to the Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for a positive identification and cause of death.