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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.

May 18, 2010, Pulaski Citizen

The Giles County School Board voted unanimously to allow Giles County High School to add honors courses for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry I and Chemistry I.

Pulaski physical therapist Dr. Scott Newton had recently been elected to a three-year term as president of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association.

The Elkton Police Department would hold Trail Ride by the River, a benefit for their equipment fund that would feature food, a live band, door prizes and the scenery of Persimmon Island.

Jack White, Hollywood resident and former Giles County native, had a role as Jack Hammer’s right-hand man in “Iron Man 2,” which was currently the biggest movie in the world.

The Giles County Fire and Rescue Swift Water and Dive Team would soon be holding a fund-raiser, the proceeds of which would go towards purchasing a new boat for water rescues.

The Giles County High School baseball team had advanced to the Regional Tournament with a second-place district finish the previous week.

Giles County’s football team would soon graduate 24 seniors who, in their three years of varsity football, had won 32 football games, made the playoffs every year and won the previous year’s state championship.

Crockett Cinemas 3 was showing “Iron Man 2,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Robin Hood.”

The Martin movie theater would be screening “Shrek Forever After,” featuring Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz.


May 14, 1980, Pulaski Citizen

Martin would graduate 62 seniors in their 110th year as a school.

Melinda Minatra, a 17 year-old resident of Pulaski, had been selected to compete in the “Miss Tennessee Teen” Pageant in Knoxville in November.   

For their going out of business sale, Sherrell-Stone Company was selling men’s pajamas for $5.98 and boys’ pajamas for $3.99.

SuperX drug store had large Hershey’s bars for 59 cents, 51-pack 6-ounce foam cups for 49 cents and pocket radios for $2.99.

Dixie Foods was selling 49-ounce boxes of Ajax for 99 cents, 12-ounce cans of Donald Duck frozen orange juice for 69 cents and 5-pound bags of flour for 79 cents. A pound of sausage was $1.17, and a pound of single-wrap American cheese was $1.49.

Piggly Wiggly had 3-pound cans of Crisco for $1.78, cantaloupes for 69 cents and tall cans of salmon for $1.68.

The Moonglo Drive-In would screen Coal Miner’s Daughter, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

May 13, 1970, The Giles Free Press

In two days, the Giles County High School Band would perform their annual Spring concert.

James Percy Hairston, a sophomore basketball player at Martin College, had been named a member of the 44-man U.S. Olympic Planning Program and would be a candidate for America’s Allstar team in the Pan American Games and the Olympic Cage Team.

Fashion Fabric had polyester knits for $5.99-$10.99 per yard and bonded acrylics for $2.49 per yard.

Dixie Foods was selling four 30-ounce cans of peaches for 88 cents, six ears of corn for 39 cents and three 46-ounce cans of Hawaiian Punch for $1.

A&P was selling a quart of home-grown strawberries for 45 cents, a pound of spareribs for 69 cents and a pound of steak for 99 cents.

The Moonglo Drive-In would show “The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County,” starring Mickey Rooney, for the remainder of the week. The following week, the drive-in would screen “Ben-Hur,” starring Charlton Heston.

May 11, 1960, Pulaski Citizen

Harry Bryan of Pulaski had been named chairman of the Elk River Development Association’s agricultural committee.

The following week, Giles County High School would bestow high school diplomas to 72 graduating seniors. In competitive chemistry examinations for the Wilson Dam Area, Giles County High School tied for first place in number of points. Three of the 12 GCHS students who took the test had received certificates of merit at the American Chemical Society’s banquet for their achievement.

The National Store was holding an anniversary shoe sale: women’s summer casual shoes were $1.99 per pair, boys’ and girls’ summer sandals were $1.99 per pair and boys’ and men’s cool canvas oxfords were $2.99 per pair.

Bluebird Sporting Goods Store was selling RCA Victor clock radios for $32.95 and transistor radios for $34.95.

On Saturday, the Sam Davis Theatre would show a double feature of “The Giant Behemoth” and “Lust to Kill.” The following week, the theater would screen “The Sword and the Cross.”

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