Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:

Tuition-free program being developed for community college students from Patrick County. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Funeral for slain Big Stone Gap officer will be livestreamed today at 7 p.m. — WCYB-TV

Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, has questions about treatment of soldiers at Fort Pickett. — WSET-TV.

Apco gives $2.1 million grant to schools in Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Montgomery and Washington counties for electric buses. – Lynchburg News & Advance.

Danville Community College dedicates welding building. — Danville Register & Bee.

Danville among winners in digital cities survey. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Broadband comes to Snowville and Hiwassee. — Southwest Times.

Citizens call for smaller class sizes in Pulaski County. — Southwest Times.

University of Virginia’s College at Wise receives grand to develop ecotourism at High Knob. — Bristol Herald Courier.

James River improvements have stalled, group says. — WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV

Virginia Tech will pay $8.75 million to buy out football coach’s contract; total buy-out, including assistant coaches, pegged at $10.86 million — The Roanoke Times.