This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.
May 4, 2010, Pulaski Citizen
Martin Methodist College held its graduation ceremony the previous Saturday in honor of the 129 graduating seniors.
Three members of the Martin Methodist College softball team received postseason awards and were named to All-Conference teams along with two other teammates.
A bicentennial coloring book of Giles County had been provided to all Giles County students in kindergarten through second grade. To further enhance the children’s learning experience, a coloring contest was held in each of the three grades at the four elementary schools.
A grant from the Timken Foundation had given Southside Elementary School’s playground a $54,000 upgrade.
Pam Coy was awarded Hillside Hospital’s 2010 Mercy Award in recognition of her caring spirit and passion for serving others.
Giles County native Ty Garrett would be one of 54 men to compete for the $100,000 prize at the Bass Fishing League All-American Tournament.
STAAR Theater would soon be holding auditions for their upcoming performance of “Footloose.”
Crockett Cinemas 3 was screening “Iron Man 2,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Furry Vengeance.”
The Martin movie theater would be showing “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.
April 30, 1980, Pulaski Citizen
The Giles County Historical Society’s second annual antique show and sale would take place during the upcoming weekend at Martin College’s newest building: the Johnston Center. The final day would also include the dedication for the new Johnston building in addition to a $3 luncheon and a fashion show as a fund-raising project of the United Methodist Youth group.
At the end of May, the Martin Concert Choir, the Martin Singers and Daybreak would all perform for the final concert of the Della Clayton Lee concert series.
The Richland softball team defeated Summertown, giving them a 6-3 record in their class and 4-2 in their district.
TG&Y was selling push mowers for $88, stand mixers for $37.88 and electric can openers for $9.96.
SuperX drug store had two bags of Brach’s candies for $1.29, two 12-stick packs of Trident for 69 cents and curling wands for $3.99.
Dixie Foods was selling a pint of strawberries for 69 cents, 12-ounce boxes of Moon Pies for 69 cents and a gallon of milk for $1.69.
Davis & Eslick had two-liter sodas for 89 cents, four 16-ounce cans of hominy for 89 cents and liquid bleach for 89 cents per gallon. Six apples were $1, and a pound of turnip greens was 39 cents.
Piggly Wiggly was selling jumbo rolls of paper towels for 39 cents apiece, a head of lettuce for 49 cents, 3 pounds of bananas for $1 and 24-ounce packages of fish fillets for $2.59.
Food Mart had four 16-ounce cans of corn for $1, 32-ounce bottles of Dove liquid detergent for $1.19 and three 14-ounce bottles of ketchup for $1.
The Moonglo Drive-In would be showing “Every Which Way but Loose,” starring Clint Eastwood.
April 29, 1970, The Giles Free Press
Martin College would host hundreds of alumni, former college and church officials, students and others for a special gala as part of their May Day centennial celebration.
Hunter-Smith Furniture Store was selling a roll of carpet for $4.95 per square yard and three-piece Spanish Bedroom Suites for $289.95.
Goodyear Services Store had 14.8-cubic-foot freezers for $195 and GE 30-inch ovens for $149.
Factory Outlet was selling a selection of men’s shirts for $1.50 and ladies’ dresses for $8.50 or $10.50.
Two-pound bags of carrots were 19 cents at A&P. Sugar-cured bacon was 69 cents per pound. One-gallon bottles of laundry bleach were 49 cents, and 8-ounce bottles of window cleaner were 25 cents.
Piggly Wiggly was selling 22-ounce bottles of Joy liquid for 39 cents and three 19-ounce boxes of cake mix for 88 cents.
The Moonglo Drive-In would be showing “Horror House” and “The Crimson Cult” over the next three days. Later, the theater would show “The Molly Macguires,” starring Sean Connery and Richard Harris.
April 27, 1960, Pulaski Citizen
Fifteen 4-H girls had represented their clubs in the Dress Revue and Bread Baking Contest held at Bridgeforth High School, and first-place county winners would participate in District 4-H Demonstration Day in Nashville exactly one week later.
Pulaski Motor Company, Giles County’s newest automobile firm would soon hold an open house.
Watson Edmundson Hardware was selling three-in-one paint brushes for 88 cents, hedge shears for $2.29 and Fielder’s baseball gloves for $5.95.
Hunter-Smith Furniture store had three-piece modern gray bedroom suites for $89.95 and nine-piece dinette suites for $99.50.
Davis & Eslick was selling two 12-ounce boxes of macaroni for 39 cents. Bananas were 10 cents per pound.
The Sam Davis Theatre would be showing “Day of Outlaw,” starring Burl Ives and Tina Louise, over the next couple of days. Saturday’s double feature would consist of “Cowboy and the Prizefighter” and Laurel and Hardy’s “Utopia.” The following week, the theater would screen “Solomon and Sheba,” starring Yul Brynner and Gina Lollobrigida.