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Much has been made of the challenges that have faced students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift to remote learning and shortened school days was difficult for many families, forcing students to adapt to virtual school on the fly as their parents adjusted to working f…

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Pulaski Exchange Club’s Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Award is presented to Giles County High Grad Hayley Rutledge. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded alternately to a GCHS or Richland senior each year who overcomes difficulties in life to succeed. Rutledge plans to attend Colum…

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The Courthouse turned orange, people celebrated in the streets, dignitaries gathered and the governor cut the ribbon. From midnight to noon July 1, 2021, the University of Tennessee Southern was welcomed to Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., in grand fashion.

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Richland High School Senior Dustin Phillips is presented his high school diploma by Principal Micah Landers. Landers bestowed Phillips’ degree to him ahead of the school’s graduation ceremony, which Phillips would miss as he had enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and would be leaving…

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The Phi chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women Educators is represented at the Tennessee State Organization’s convention in Nashville by Second Vice President Cindy Young, President Jennifer Hood, First Vice President Carole Cheatwood, Immediate Past President Th…

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Richland School’s top 10 library users for the year receive a visit from Librarian Missy Locke and a special sign to display in their yard, courtesy of C & C Printing and First National Bank.   RS / Submitted

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So, it’s official. The former Martin Methodist College is now the University of Tennessee Southern. Before the people of Pulaski and Giles County could fully grasp what the prospects of this merger might be, it was done and the University of Tennessee had become their new neighbor.

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Richland School’s May Students of the Month are (from left) sixth grader Geneva Dickey, seventh grader Paisley Martin, eighth grader Valeria Davila and freshmen, Grace Bramlett and (not pictured) John Black.   RS / Submitted

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After several months of conversations, meetings, measures and proceedings, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees this morning voted to acquire the assets of Martin Methodist College and establish a new UT campus in Pulaski, Tennessee: UT Southern.

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TCAT-Pulaski welding students Kody Scherer and Dante Romer help repair the “Welcome to Pulaski” sign located on East College Street. Giles Chamber CEO Jessie Parker contacted TCAT-Pulaski President Mike Whitehead to inquire if the welding students could possibly repair the missing “P” on the…

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Richland School’s April Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Luke Hewitt, seventh grader Melanie Reedy, eighth grader De’Shun Hannah, (standing) high schoolers Sara Woodard and Braxton Langford.   Submitted

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This year, Giles County Schools is holding a two-part Pre-K registration process. Children must be 4 years of age on or before Aug. 15, 2021, to register for Pre-K.

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School system employee bonuses and how to use federal funding were among items considered by the Giles County Board of Education during last week’s monthly meeting.

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Richland Elementary School’s March Students of the Month are (back row, from left) first grader Charlie Nelson, fourth grader Braden Garris, second grader Lillie Grissom, fifth grader Mack Pruett, third grader Presley Kalentkowski, (front row) pre-kindergartner Hannah Rose Bue and kindergart…

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Richland School’s March Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Grayson Williams, seventh grader Brooklyn Yokley, eighth grader Kendra Bostater, (standing) sophomore Trevor Meadows and (not pictured) freshman Lillian Mitchell.   Submitted

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Richland School students earn several awards in the 2021 Columbia State Community College High School Competition, held virtually via Zoom in March. Students placing in the various categories are (front row, from left) Lydia Adkins, third place, Voice; Madison Jones, first place, Visual Arts…

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Richland School’s February Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Levi Busby, seventh grader Brenna Huntley, eighth grader Riley Hale, (standing) senior Emily Russell and sophomore Jase Derryberry.   Submitted

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The University of Tennessee System is painting every corner of the state — west, middle and east — and the goal is to remind travelers in all 95 Tennessee counties of the impact of UT’s statewide presence.

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The students of Minor Hill School who have qualified to be named on the school’s third nine-week honor roll of the 2020-21 academic year are:

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Kids crowded around the small screen near the colorful graffitied wall. Some watched the virtual sparks fly, while others stared at the supreme concentration shown in their friend’s facial expression.

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The Giles County Board of Education is considering how to best allocate new rounds of emergency federal funding, while also looking ahead to the school system’s budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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Bridgeforth Middle School’s 2021 Top Ten are first Drew Wells, second Carter Britton, tied for third Hix Bass and Makayla Jenkins, fifth Brantley McCandless, sixth Mallory Johnson, seventh Lucas Laxson, eighth Emma Singleton, ninth Christian Sentz and 10th Karson Brown.   BMS / Submitted

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Richland School’s January Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Preslee Crabtree, seventh grader Addison Garner, eighth grader Oliveah Garcia, and (standing) juniors, Brooklyn Reed and Dalton McClure.   RS / Submitted

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Southside Elementary School’s January Student of the Month is fifth grader Adrieanna Hamlett. Adrieanna was nominated by her science/social studies teacher Ms. Wilson. According to Ms. Wilson, Adrieanna is a great friend who is always willing to help any of her classmates who are in need of …

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