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This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.


March 16, 2010, Pulaski Citizen

Giles County Baptist Association Director of Missions Bill Alexander and volunteer Johnny Griffin were packing five-gallon buckets filled with specific food items that would be shipped to Haiti to help victims of the recent earthquake.

The Spring Carnival would take place the following week at Pulaski Elementary.

The Giles County Laity club was celebrating its 50th year of existence.

The Giles County branch of the NAACP would soon be holding a forum in which they would be motivating and encouraging youth and young adults to embrace their potential. A local minister, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, a medical doctor and a pastor would all speak at the event, and performances would be made by the Giles County High Dancers, True Faith Praise Team and Greater Richland Creek Praise Team.

The Giles County Gospel Music Association’s Annual Convention would take place the following weekend at Giles County High School.

The Martin Methodist College softball team was starting the season with a No. 1 ranking.

Crockett Cinemas 3 was showing “Bounty Hunter.”

The upcoming movie at The Martin movie theater would be “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp.


March 12, 1980, Pulaski Citizen

During the upcoming weekend, the National Guard Armory in Pulaski would hold an open house. Visitors would be able to shoot pellet rifles and eat freshly baked bread, and there would be an assortment of weapons available as well as a helicopter.

The Nashville Chamber Symphony Chorus would soon perform in Martin Hall at Martin College as the sixth concert of the Della Clayton Lee concert series.

Food Mart was selling 64 ounces of SunDrop for 69 cents, two 17-ounce cans of corn for 59 cents and 6.5-ounce cans of tuna for 79 cents.

SuperX Drug Store had nine-ounce cans of hairspray for $1.39 and Scope Mouthwash for $2.59. Jelly Bird Eggs were 39 cents per 10-ounce bag, and three rolls of tape were $1.

Dixie Foods was selling three pounds of sweet potatoes or two pounds of apples for $1. Oreos were 99 cents for a 13-ounce package, and Velveeta was $2.89 for a two-pound box.

Food World had six sandwich rolls for 59 cents, honey buns for 23 cents each and seven-ounce bottles of shampoo for $1.47.

The Moonglo Drive-In would be showing “The Electric Horsemen,” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.


March 11, 1970, The Giles Free Press

An adventurous squirrel that climbed onto a 13,000-volt powerline west of Pulaski had been blamed for a power outtage that lasted more than an hour.

The Elkton Farm & Home Store was destroyed by fire and all of the merchandise lost.

A smooth-talking youth from Alabama had been arrested for breaking and entering after posing as a new citizen of Pulaski and employee of a local bank.

Fashion Fabric was selling a yard of screen-printed fabric for $1.98 and a yard of polyester or cotton for 49 cents.

Factory Outlet had name-brand men’s shirts for $1.50, boys’ jeans for $2 and girls’ short sets for $1.50 to $2.

A&P was selling three-pint baskets of strawberries for $1 and four 10-count cans of biscuits for 39 cents; three 10-ounce packages of sweet rolls were $1.

Davis & Eslick had two pounds of margarine for 49 cents, a head of lettuce for 19 cents and four bars of ivory soap for 10 cents with coupon.

The Moonglo Drive-In was preparing to screen “Scream and Scream Some More,” starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The following week, “The Secret of Santa Vittoria” would show.


March 9, 1960, Pulaski Citizen

Sixteen students in Giles County’s eight high schools would receive the Pulaski Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self” award.

Campbellsville sixth-grade boys and girls as well as Pulaski seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls had been winners in the Elementary Basketball tournament.

After an amazing second period, the Pulaski Bobcats basketball team defeated Summertown 55-44 in the Region VI tournament at Lawrenceburg.

The National Store was having a clearance sale: women’s coats were $12, 24-inch by 45-inch rugs were $1 and women’s billfolds were 50 cents.

Hunter-Smith Furniture Company was selling two platform rockers for $29.95.

Davis and Eslick Supermarket was selling four cans of fruit cocktail for $1 and 24-ounce jars of salad dressing for 37 cents. Crackers were 19 cents per one-pound box, and grapefruits were five cents each.

The Sam Davis Theatre would be showing “Diary of a High School Bride” and the “Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow.” The Saturday double-feature would consist of “Female Friends” and “Model for Murder,” and the following week, “Happy Anniversary” would screen.

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