This column provides glimpses of events in Giles County from past editions of the PULASKI CITIZEN and THE GILES FREE PRESS.
June 1, 2010, Pulaski Citizen
Giles County High School football coach David O’Connor received the Patriotic Employer Award from Carl Lambert of the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve.
Kyle Helton announced he would be running for re-election as Giles County Sheriff.
The Pulaski Recreation Center would hold a movie in the park event where people could bring their lawn chairs and view Eddie Murphy’s “Imagine That.”
Sponsored by the Friends of Ardmore Library, the self-guided Ardmore garden tour would take place at the end of the week.
The Richland High School varsity trap team earned first and third place team finishes in the Tennessee Junior Olympics. Five Richland trap athletes also scored above the 110 points required to automatically qualify for an invitation to the National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Col., in July.
A seven-game winning streak had put Sun Loan in first place in the Prep League baseball standings at Exchange Park.
Crockett Cinemas 3 was showing “Letters to Juliet,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Prince of Persia.”
The Martin movie theater would be showing “Shrek Forever After” for the third and final week.
May 28, 1980, Pulaski Citizen
In two weeks, Giles County High School would hold an Alabama vs. Tennessee Golden Gloves Boxing Match. Admission was $1.50 for students, $3 for bleacher seats, and $4 for ringside seats.
For its 110th graduation, Martin would have 62 graduating seniors.
The Family Dollar Store of Pulaski would officially open its doors the following day with the ribbon cutting to take place at 10 am. Among special offerings were two foam-filled pillows for $2, 100-count packages of paper plates for 66 cents, a pair of flip flops for $1 and men’s screen print tees for $1.
Sherrell-Stone was having a going-out-of-business sale: sleeping bags were $12.98 and men’s Levi jeans were $10.98 per pair.
TG&Y was selling 20-count packages of china foam plates for 97 cents, two 64-ounce bottles of bleach for $1 and three 21-ounce cans of Ajax for $1. Personal fans were $13.99 and oscillating fans were $16.99.
Dixie Foods had 6-ounce jars of instant coffee for $2.99, 32-ounce bottles of ketchup for 99 cents, 16-ounce jars of mayonnaise for 79 cents and 6.5-ounce cans of chunk tuna for 79 cents.
Piggly Wiggly was selling five cucumbers or bell peppers for $1. Four pounds of bananas were 1, and five navel oranges were 79 cents.
Food Mart had 18-ounce boxes of cake mix for 79 cents and 25-pound bags of dog food for $2.99.
May 27, 1970, The Giles Free Press
In two weeks, the Pulaski Exchange Club would hold the Miss Giles County contest for single girls ages 17-28.
Martin college would be offering two five-week terms of summer courses. Tuition was $20 per semester hour, and room and board was $125 per session.
Fashion Fabric was selling terry cloth fabric for 59 cents per yard, lace fabric for $1.98 per yard and antique satin fabric for $1.59 per yard.
Dixie Foods had 4 pounds of oleo for $1, 2 pounds of squash for 29 cents and 2-pound boxes of Velveeta for $1.15. Ajax detergent was 59 cents per 49-ounce box and twin packs of potato chips were 39 cents.
A&P was selling 3-pound jars of honey for 99 cents and slab bacon for 69 cents per pound. A quart of salad dressing was $1, and 3 ounces of gelatin was 10 cents.
During the end of the week, the Moonglo Drive-In would be showing a double feature of “Bora Bora” and “Adam and Eve.” The following week, the theater would show “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” starring Jane Fonda.
May 25, 1960, Pulaski Citizen
The annual June Dairy Month Recipe Contest, featuring classes of cookery for all ages, would be held at the Giles County Extension office the following weekend.
Giles County High School had 31 students who had received scholastic letters for having an average grade of 90 or higher in every subject for the entire school year.
The National Store was holding an anniversary sale: women’s summer dresses and swim suits were $3.99-$8.99, two 20-inch by 40-inch towels were $1 and women’s and girls’ sportswear was $1 per item.
Sunnyside Florist was selling Gladioli bulbs for 5 cents each, Dahlia bulbs for 50 cents each and Chrysanthemum plants for 35 cents each.
Davis & Eslick was selling four ears of corn for 25 cents, two heads of lettuce for 35 cents and a dozen lemons for 35 cents.
The Sam Davis Theatre would soon show “Wild River,” starring Montgomery Clift, Jo Van Fleet and Lee Remick. Advance prices were 65 cents per adult ticket and 25 cents per child ticket.