This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.
April 20, 2010, Pulaski Citizen
Martin Methodist College would receive a $1 million federal appropriation toward the renovation and expansion of Andrews Science Building to better accommodate its growing nursing program.
State, county and city law enforcement officers had made history by recommending five comrades to serve as the county’s first Executive Board of the Giles County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 94.
Members of the Pulaski Exchange Club had recently joined thousands of Exchangites across the country for the single largest child abuse prevention service event in Exchange’s 99-year history. The Pulaski members participated in the “Believe in the Blue” child abuse prevention project at the Joe Henry National Guard Armory.
The Martin Methodist College softball team’s winning ways continued the previous week as the RedHawks swept Mid-Continent University to extend their winning streak to 11-straight games.
Crockett Cinemas 3 would be showing “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Letters to God.”
The Martin movie theater would be showing “Clash of the Titans.”
April 16,1980, Pulaski Citizen
The Richland Future Farmers of America would hold their first horse show of the year; the show would have 27 classes with newly-added jumping classes.
Richland school had been recommended for accreditation by a committee from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony would soon be held for the Grand Opening of Pulaski’s newest store: Pic-N-Pay Shoe Store in the Westgate Shopping Center.
The Giles County High School softball team had a record of 7-1.
TG&Y was selling Clorox bleach for 69 cents per jug, bed pillows for $3.66 each and 20-count bags of plastic party cups for 63 cents. House paint was $7.44 per gallon, and wall paint was $5.97 per gallon.
SuperX had 24-ounce bottles of Scope mouthwash for $1.99, 12-ounce cans of mixed nuts for $2.69 and 2-gram tubes of super glue for 88 cents.
Dixie Foods was selling 4-pound bags of beans for $1.59, 29-ounce cans of pinto beans for 69 cents and Dixie Pride cinnamon breakfast rolls for 69 cents.
Piggly Wiggly had three 12-ounce cans of corn for $1.09 and four-roll packs of Charmin bathroom tissue for 68 cents.
Davis & Eslick was selling 15-ounce cans of Sloppy Joe sauce for $1.09, 15-pound bags of russet potatoes for $1.69 and squash for 49 cents per pound.
Food Mart had 7-ounce soap bars for 49 cents and a pound of margarine for 39 cents.
The Moonglo Drive-In would be showing “Squeeze Play.”
April 15, 1970, The Giles Free Press
The six living former presidents of Martin College had been invited to participate in the elaborate May Day events that would celebrate the college’s centennial year as an institution.
A Pulaski Physician by the name of Dr. Owen had been elected as one of three regional vice-presidents of the Tennessee Medical Association.
McKay’s Firestone Service Center was offering brake adjustment for 88 cents and front-end alignments for $7.88.
Fashion Fabric was selling crepe fabric for $2.98 per yard and brocade fabric for $2.39 per yard.
Piggly Wiggly had 32-ounces of liquid detergent or 12 ounces of peanut butter for 38 cents each. American Ace Mustard was 28 cents for 32 ounces, and frozen orange juice was 28 cents per 12 ounces.
A&P was selling four 1.5-pound loaves of bread for $1, 5-ounce tubes of Gleem toothpaste for 69 cents and 12-ounce cans of grape juice for 39 cents.
For the rest of the week, the Moonglo Drive-In would show “A Walk in the Spring Rain,” starring Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman. The following week, the drive-in would show “Bloody Mama.”
April 13, 1960, Pulaski Citizen
Concrete had begun being poured for the foundation of Pulaski’s upcoming sewage disposal plant, a building which would require $800,000 to build.
A member of the Giles County High School chapter of Future Farmers of America would receive recognition at the Middle Tennessee FFA Awards meeting in Nashville for winning the Public Speaking contest for this sub-district.
Bluebird Sporting Goods Store was selling RCA Victor table radios for $32.95.
Chapman’s Salvage Store had 20 cubic foot home freezers for $289.50, two-door refrigerators for $348 and automatic washers for $188.50.
The National Store was selling little boys’ rayon suits for $5.95, boys’ college slacks for $2 and girls’ acrilan toppers for $5.99.
Pigg & Parsons had boys’ slacks for $3.98 to $6.50 and boys’ dress shirts for $2.95.
A&P was selling angel food cake for 39 cents, English peas for 19 cents per pound and bananas for 10 cents per pound. Cake mixes were 45 cents for two 20-ounce packages, and a 10-pound bag of flour was $1.05.
The Sam Davis Theatre would be showing “The Rookie” and “Sink the Bismarck.”