This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.
April 13, 2010, Pulaski Citizen
Over the next two weekends, STAAR Theatre’s production would be “Disney’s Cinderella Kids.” The entire cast was comprised of about 50 children ages 4-14 who would perform the musical tale.
A group of Giles County citizens had formed Giles Preparatory Academy in order to explore the possibility of beginning a private school in Giles County.
Greta Henglein, director of Martin Methodist College’s First-Year Experience program, would perform “I Have Cancer, but It Doesn’t Have Me,” her one-woman show that put the many emotions and experiences that followed her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2006 on-stage.
During the weekend, students of Elkton, Minor Hill, Pulaski, Richland and Southside elementary schools and Bridgeforth Middle School and their families would be able to attend Family Fun Day at the National Guard Armory. The event would be sponsored by the Giles County School System’s Title I program.
The recently-held ninth annual Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt was the biggest it had ever been, and a total of 44 birds had been killed during the event that served as the major fund-raiser for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.
Emma’s, a new store coming to Pulaski that would sell a variety of accessories, would be opening the following weekend.
Crockett Cinemas 3 would be adding “The Last Song,” starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, to its selection of movies.
The Martin movie theater would be showing “How to Train Your Dragon.”
April 9, 1980, Pulaski Citizen
In a couple of weeks, a concert by four members of the University of Alabama in Huntsville music faculty would be presented at Martin College.
Giles County High School freshman Kim Gernert had set a new school record when she beat the previous record in the one-mile run at a four-way track meet in Athens, Ala.
The Giles County High School Bobcats baseball team had a record of 3-1 after beating Loretto and Richland and losing to Centerville.
TG&Y was selling two bedding plants for $1, 64-ounce bottles of Coke or Dr. Pepper for 77 cents, tackle boxes for $3.88 and baseball gloves for $14.97.
SuperX drug store had two-cell flashlights for 77 cents, one-gallon Thermos picnic jugs for $3.99 and 32-ounce containers of Listerine for $1.89 with coupon.
Dixie Foods was selling 49-ounce boxes of punch for 99 cents, a pound of bacon for $1.19 and pineapples for 99 cents apiece.
Piggly Wiggly had eight-packs of 16-ounce bottles of R.C. Cola for 99 cents. Syrup was $1.29 per 24-ounce bottle, and half-gallon containers of ice milk was 99 cents.
Food Mart was selling half-gallons of orange juice for $1.39 and a gallon of bleach for 79 cents.
Moonglo Drive-In would be screening “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
April 8, 1970, The Giles Free Press
The appointment of Dr. H.D. Wagner as president of Martin College had just been announced.
The education budget that would be submitted to the next session of quarterly court would contain provisions for salary raises for Giles County’s teachers and all others employed by the board of education.
Fashion Fabric had kettlecloth for $2.29 per yard and bridal lace for $4.98 per yard.
Davis & Eslick was selling 10-ounce packages of strawberries or 2 pounds of dried yams for 29 cents. Fresh carrots were 10 cents per pound, and 9 ounces of whipped topping were 59 cents.
Piggly Wiggly had a pound of coffee for 78 cents and Florida oranges for 2 cents apiece. Four cantaloupes were $1, and three dozen eggs were the same price.
A&P was selling quart jars of dressing for 39 cents and 2-pound packages of mixed vegetables for 59 cents. Three pints of strawberries were $1, and 10 jars of Gerber’s strained baby food were 99 cents.
The Moonglo Drive-In would soon be showing “Gaily, Gaily,” “Support Your Local Sheriff” and “Easy Rider.”
April 6, 1960, Pulaski Citizen
For the spring quarter at Martin College, there were approximately 200 students enrolled who hailed from five states and two foreign countries.
Professor Alfred B. Sackett of Kingswood School in Bath, England, was conducting a lecture tour in America on the subject of higher education and would be the next guest speaker at Martin College.
Australian-American Duo Pianists Nelson and Neal would perform the third and final concert of the current season at Martin College.
Ju-Fran Shop was selling skirts for $2.99 and up as well as blouses for $1.99 and up.
The new floral shop Pulaski Florist would have an open house the following Sunday in honor of its opening.
Davis & Eslick was selling cabbage for 5 cents per pound, tomatoes for 23 cents per pound and 10-ounce cans of chili for 21 cents. Popcorn was 19 cents per 1-pound package, and lemon juice was 21 cents for 8 ounces.
For the remainder of the week, the Sam Davis Theatre would show “The Purple Gang.” Starting Saturday, the theater would screen “Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus.”