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Many crapemyrtles are suffering mightily this spring due to last year’s hot fall weather suddenly giving way to a series of nights that dipped into the teens. These usually durable plants had no time to gradually acclimate to the unusually early and severely cold temperatures, said Carol Ree…

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Citizen Jethro Morgan is a multi-talented artist. He has applied his many talents to a variety of businesses, using skills — most of them self-taught — from all of them as inspiration for one of his true loves, music.

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The Pulaski Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the city of Pulaski, announced its plan to safely reopen all city parks as well as the recreation center as of June 1.

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Giles County Honor Guard members gather for the May meeting with safety in mind. Participating are (seated, from left) Solon Holt, Rod Wells, C.W. Warren, (standing) Jerome Arnell, Sherman Henson, Commander Terry Willoughby, Larry Dunnavant and Ken Webb. All members are urged to attend the n…

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If you are the parent of a graduating senior in 2020, then you know there is so much more to it than just the ceremonial walk across a stage and shaking hands with a school official. It’s a once in a lifetime event that everyone wants to share in.

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The Pulaski Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the city of Pulaski, has announced a plan to safely reopen all city parks as well as the recreation center June 1.

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The theme of this week’s column (No. 276) was first presented in No. 45 [April 10, 2012]. I’ve wanted to revisit it and because a “special deadline” related to Memorial Day is in effect, I thought that this would be a good time to do it.

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Have you been looking for a way to really help people in your community? We might just have the opportunity for you.

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“Always there when you need her.” “Will help with anything.” “Drops everything to help out.”  These are all phrases associated with Citizen Carla May. Not only is she there for her human friends, but she is also there for the furry, four-legged ones as well.

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Giles County Veterans Services Officer Barry Alsup provides a brief history of Memorial Day and recites the names of those veterans lost in the past year. Giles County Honor Guard member Jerome Arnell closes with a prayer before the playing of taps.

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Community Rural Food Delivery (RFD) volunteers present a check for 10 percent of the proceeds from the annual radio auction to Anna Claire Casey and auction committee members to benefit the George Martin Scholarship Fund. Taking part are (from left) Pat Dunnavant, Rich Woolard, Anna Claire C…

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Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing — especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life — and health care — will look different, but our Southern…

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For several years, VFW Post 4577 and its Auxiliary have placed flags on the graves of veterans in Maplewood Cemetery and Giles Memory Gardens each Memorial Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will not be possible this year.

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“I sense in America these years — and I’m saddened to say it — I sense a systematic attempt to tear down our heroes. If ever our country needed heroes, it is in these melancholy days. This robbing us of our heroes is the heritage of some fine so-called liberal thinking that tries to kill one…

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We have all been affected by recent world events, leaving us feeling the loss of camaraderie, friendships and everyday contact with the people in our lives. It has been an eye-opening experience, especially in the world of education. Citizen Erinn Huckaby, assistant band director for Giles C…

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Citizen Darin Schmidt has been described as the kind of man who will drop everything to help family or friends. Schmidt is a family man and an athlete who loves volunteering his time and talents to coaching Giles County youth.

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Mother’s Day is the annual celebration of the women in our lives who have dedicated themselves to our well-being. Ask any mother, her duties are of singular focus and they do not end when children become adults. Your mother is your mother, no matter your age or hers.

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There is a building in Pulaski, nestled among others off the east side of the Public Square, that has evoked the curiosity of locals and visitors alike for years. Known as The Mule Barn, the building was constructed in 1912 by Thomas Stone, Robert Porter Jr. and James White. These three prom…

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Being at home with my kids has gotten me to thinking... I know that could be a dangerous thing. But seriously, I’ve been thinking about my childhood.

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Giles County’s number one thirst-quenching obsession is going to cool you off a bit later than anticipated this year.

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Many of us are working from home these days due to pandemic recommendations. Even with the easing of stay at home orders and the gradual reopening of the economy, officials continue to encourage individuals to work from home as much as possible, which gives rise to the need for virtual meeti…

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These are stressful times indeed. As parents, we are overwhelmed with sheltering our entire families in place as well as myriad other stressful circumstances (groceries, bills, jobs and so much more). Likewise, our teens are feeling a lot of stress and need our help adjusting to this “new no…

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There are always those who we know we can count on in times of trouble, when we need a helping hand. Now, perhaps, even more than ever, those individuals are stepping up to help in any way possible. Citizen Babe London is one such person.

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“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for more than seven decades. The Navy Seabees are an elite group of personnel trained in both combat and the craft skills of the construction industry.

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If you have seen red ribbons around town at local businesses and in neighborhoods and wondered their significance, they are being displayed in an effort to draw attention to the COVID-19 pandemic in a positive way.

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Think of what the years have had to offer over the last century. How many of us will be able to say we have seen 100 years of history, let alone participate in it in a significant way? Citizen Thomas Edward Long is one of the few who can.