This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.
May 25, 2010, Pulaski Citizen
“Juleps in June,” the garden party fund-raiser for the Giles County Public Library, would be held June 12 on the lawn of Lairdland Farm House.
Rhonda Richardson of Pulaski Elementary, Teri Mize of Elkton School and Donna Cobb of Giles County High School had been selected locally as Teachers of the Year.
Minor Hill’s Scholastic Bowl Team had won the annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament for seventh and eighth graders for the second year in a row.
For the first time in county history, Giles County voters would elect members of a commission to rewrite the county’s charter.
At the end of the week, the town Square would hold “Fishin’ for a Cure,” a benefit for Giles County’s Relay For Life that would include good food and live entertainment.
Crockett Cinemas 3 was showing “Letters to Juliet,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Prince of Persia.”
The Martin movie theater was showing “Shrek Forever After” for the second weekend in a row.
May 21, 1980, Pulaski Citizen
The Princess contest, a pageant that would be held at Martin College for girls from the ages of 3 to 25, would take place at the beginning of June. The winners would go on to compete in the Southern Princess of the Year pageant in Nashville.
First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pulaski had been one of nine Mid-state concerns chosen to receive a merit award from the Tennessee Historical Commission for its contribution toward preserving an element of the state’s heritage.
The Family Dollar Store would be opening its doors in Pulaski the following week.
SuperX drug store was selling 12-ounce jars of Planters peanuts for 99 cents, 50-foot garden hoses for $2.79 and folding aluminum lawn chairs for $6.49.
Story’s Farm and Garden Center had clay pots of all sizes for 39 cents apiece and mule shoes for 10 cents.
TG&Y was selling three rolls of paper towels for $1, Sunbeam stand mixers for $37.88 and Rival electric can openers for $9.96.
Piggly Wiggly had twin packs of Ruffles potato chips for 79 cents each, 18-ounce bottles of barbecue sauce for 59 cents and three 14.5-ounce cans of dog food for
Davis & Eslick was selling four cucumbers for $1, quart jars of Miracle Whip for 99 cents and three 32-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola for 99 cents.
Food Mart had 1-pound bags of coffee for $2.79, half-gallons of ice cream for $1.29 and 2-pound boxes of crackers for $1.29.
The Moonglo Drive-In was showing “Coal Miner’s Daughter” for the second week in a row.
May 20, 1970, The Giles Free Press
The Piggly Wiggly grocery store had been bought by Kroger for an undisclosed amount.
Martin College freshman Norman Kalkhoff was honored with the Athlete of the Year Award.
Martin College’s basketball team had a record of 22-4 and had won the Junior College Championship. The tennis team had a record of 8-5 and had won the singles and doubles championships, and the golf team was 10-2 and had a runner-up and medalist.
Kuhn’s Variety Store was selling ladies’ blouses for $1.66 to $2.99 and ladies’ skirts for $2.99 to $3.99.
Davis & Eslick had six 16-ounce cans of peaches for $1 and five 16-ounce cans of sweet peas for $1.
Dixie Foods was selling coffee for 79 cents per 1-pound bag, carrots for 10 cents per 16-ounce bag and soup for 69 cents per four 10.5-ounce cans.
A&P had 3-ounce packages of gelatin for 10 cents, quart-jars of mayonnaise for 59 cents and three 20-ounce bottles of ketchup for 89 cents.
The Moonglo Drive-In would be showing “The Delta Factor,” starring Christopher George, and “John and Mary,” starring Dustin Hoffman. Admission was $1.25.
May 18, 1960, Pulaski Citizen
The Coca-Cola bottling plant of Pulaski would hold an open house in honor of its fiftieth anniversary.
The National Store was selling men’s dress straw hats for $2.95, men’s dress slacks for $4.95 and men’s short-sleeve sport shirts for $1.99.
Baites Hardware had nine-piece beverage sets for $5.50, nine-piece juice sets for $1.95 and 16-piece dessert services for $4.95.
Davis & Eslick was selling a pound of coffee for 49 cents, a quart of strawberries for 29 cents and four ears of corn for 25 cents.
A&P had a pound of bananas for 10 cents, two 6-ounce packages of cheese for 39 cents and 3 pounds of onions for 19 cents.
The Sam Davis Theatre would show “A Dog’s Best Friend.” The Saturday double-feature would consist of “Man Eaters of Kumdan” and “Notorious Mr. Monks.” The following week, the theater would show “It Started with a Kiss,” starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds.