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You’ve been working hard over the last few months tending your garden so you have access to fresh produce. That work is going to pay off in several ways — finances, health and nutrition. Now that cooler weather is just around the corner, it’s time to harvest those benefits from all that work.

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“And I will make mere lads their princes; and capricious children will rule over them.” (Isaiah 3:4, New American Standard Bible).

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As we continue to see increases in the cases of COVID-19 in our region, many employers will be faced with employees who test positive and must isolate. If you learn that an employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, we recommend the following:

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Five students receive the Pulaski Lions Club Charles E. Bull Scholarship. Receiving the scholarship were (from left) Kelsey Mize (with her parents Teri Mize and Jason Mize), Madison Mitchell (with her parents Misty and Curtis Mitchell) and Jedidiah Jenkins (whose parents Diane and Jeff Jenki…

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Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.

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Kelsee Berryman and fiancé Nathan Gomillion of Pulaski announce the birth of their daughter, Paislee James Gomillion, at 10:48 a.m. July 2, 2020, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia.

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Honor thy Father and thy Mother is what is commanded in the Old Testament. Citizen Dede Coleman learned this commandment at an early age from her own mother and, in stressful times and in a creative way, practices it on a daily basis.

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It’s summer and you don’t want to sweat your utility bills. For that matter, whether it’s winter or summer, homeowners are always looking for opportunities to save on energy costs.

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Citizen Peggy Tatum is known for her many interests and her love of community, as evidenced by her involvement and volunteerism with all kinds of projects. One of the most recent such projects is the Trail of Tears Interpretive Center.

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The Town of Lynnville will host its annual Blackberry Festival Saturday, July 18, continuing a tradition that dates back more than a decade with vendors and entertainment for those of all ages.

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The South Central Human Resource Agency runs approximately 20 different programs from Head Start/Early Head Start to the Senior Nutrition Program. Many of our programs not only welcome volunteers, but depend on them to be successful.  

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Citizen Darren May is described as a man with a heart of gold who looks for the best in everyone he meets. He is always there to help a friend, family member or animal in need.

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Citizen Ann Farr is known to her friends as someone who, under any circumstances, can be counted on. Someone who is a true friend, there when she is needed and dedicated to any project in which she is involved.

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Citizen Zach Dunnavant is a Giles County educator and coach who takes extra care with his duties. He is known for his dedication to his students as well as his colleagues, both of whom can count on him for any kind of help.

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The Giles County Public Library will host an author event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Courthouse Gazebo featuring Robert Bailey, bestselling author of the McMurtrie and Drake series of legal thrillers.

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A typical Father’s Day might include a fun cookout, tickets to a sporting event or maybe even a visit to a theme park. But we need to think differently this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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“And I will make mere lads their princes; and capricious children will rule over them.” (Isaiah 3:4, New American Standard Bible).

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Citizen Steve Coleman is known in Pulaski’s Victoria neighborhood as a gentle and kind man who takes pride in the area and is willing to help its residents keep it looking its best. He makes the neighborhood just that — a place where neighbors, adults and children alike can have pride of place.

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Local Boy Scouts and the Giles County Honor Guard work together to respectfully retire decommissioned American flags on Flag Day, June 14, at the Pulaski Elks Lodge. For more information on a free flag exchange, click the line for the related story on this page.   Ken Webb / GC Honor Guard

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Mowing or bushhogging can be devastating to many Tennessee wildlife species that nest in fields at this time of year, which include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbits, wild turkey and ground-nesting songbirds, such as eastern meadowlark.

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Citizen Margie Haney is always ready to be of service to others in any way possible. She loves humans and our four-legged friends as well. In fact, her work with the Giles County Humane Association has made her an angel of mercy for lost, hurt and abandoned animals in the county.

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Greetings from the historic town of Lynnville. Hope everyone is staying well and has not been sick from the virus. Some individuals say they are getting “cabin fever,” and some say they are enjoying being at home and cleaning out things. Which category do you fall in? Just try to enjoy yours…

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Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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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 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host a Virtual Summer Camp for environmental education geared for students K-12 in June and July through social media platforms.

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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.