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There is no doubt 25 years of teaching experience helped to land Bridgeforth Middle School’s 2020 Teacher of the Year award in the hands of Citizen Lori Herd. With 21 of those years spent at BMS, Herd is an asset to her school, students, colleagues and the educational system.

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Most of us have taken medicine to help heal from illness or injury at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a frequently impor…

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Oliver Wellness & Massage celebrates it’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Giles County Chamber. Officially opening the 1187 W. College St., Pulaski, location are (from left) Chamber Ambassador Hagan Lamar, Wellness Coordinator Kayla Brown, Chamber Ambassador…

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Pulaski Elementary School self-contained second grade teacher Shannon Neely was honored as the school’s 2020 Teacher of the Year for her excellence as an educator.

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The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is expanding its School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison program to all 95 counties in the state. Gov. Bill Lee budgeted and the Tennessee General Assembly appropriated an increase of $3 million for the current fiscal year…

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Over Yonder Mobile Boutique celebrates its grand opening Sept. 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Giles Chamber. Over Yonder Mobile Boutique has no brick and mortar store, but will set up in multiple places. Check their social media pages for daily locations. Celebrating are …

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A man known by many as charitable and giving, Glen Newton was awarded the Book of Golden Deeds, the highest award the Pulaski Exchange Club can bestow, in 2019. His generosity has been extended to veterans, law enforcement, first responders and educators.

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Investigative Discovery’s “Living a Nightmare” will feature the episode “Trouble in Giles County” Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m., and then be available to stream on ID GO.

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From our humble beginnings in 1902, when we were known as “The Tomato Club” and the “Corn Growing Club,” to now in 2020, 4-H has continued to adapt to meet the current needs of our communities and fulfill our mission of developing capable, responsible and compassionate adults. In a year wher…

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Trip Blankenship celebrates his 5th birthday at Allgood in Pulaski Oct. 3 with some special guests. The son of Theresa Blankenship and Wayne Blankenship wants to be a police officer when he grows up and celebrated accordingly, wearing his own uniform and enjoying a police-themed cake and par…

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Longtime educator Beth Hall gives of herself to her family, friends, community and especially to her students. Twenty-one years of experience at Richland School has yielded her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and earned her recognition as the school’s 2020 Teacher of the Year fo…

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Pulaski gem STAAR Theatre is now debt free according to Executive Director Tammy Pierchoski.

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September is officially recognized as Suicide Prevention Month, and it is crucial that TN Voices continues to work to assist the Tennessee community in mental health support services, and shine a light on disparities in underserved populations.

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Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system with nationally available mental health and substance use disorder services, has been awarded a Zero Suicide grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The award will provide Centerstone with $400,000 each ye…

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Most gardeners know a secret that some of the rest of us amateurs don’t — planting a vegetable garden isn’t just for the spring! Lots of the same cool-season vegetables that you plant in the early part of spring can be planted for harvest in the fall.

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Teachers help to set the standard for how we view the world, how we process information. For more than 20 years, Stephanie Miller, Minor Hill School’s 2020 Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8, has inspired her students to look at the world with a fresh perspective.

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Ah, summer… the sights, sounds and smells of the season — freshly cut grass, neighborhood kids splashing in a pool, a grill charged up and ready for the sizzle of a steak, the juicy, bright red of a freshly picked ripe tomato. The latest work of Pulaski native Sheree Rose Kelley is filled wi…

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time for mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors and community members to come together and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

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Sept. 12 is National Police Woman Day. We cannot thank those who serve us enough, especially these days. Citizen Jordan Ramsey is one such police woman who serves her community enthusiastically as the Pulaski Police Department’s only female investigator. In this capacity, she handles all wom…

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Richland High School Algebra I teacher Leigh Anne Bailey was honored as the school’s 2020 Teacher of the Year for grades nine-12. She was also chosen as the district level Teacher of the Year for that category.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) recently recognized Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients experiencing cardiac arrest or heart attack.

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Longtime educator Dawn Lugert is an advocate for all of her students and always puts their interests first and foremost in her classroom.

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) for its demonstrated expertise in treating patients with chest pain by awarding re-accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). MRMC has been an accredi…

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Citizen Donald C. Haney is well known for his cheerful and helpful attitude towards everyone he meets. Devoted to his faith and church, he is a dedicated employee, family man and community volunteer.

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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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