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After two years of COVID-related delays, the festival that was Summer SOULstice is now SunDrop Fest and scheduled for a day full of events, activities and shopping on the Pulaski Square.

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Determination and hard work can make a difference in a student’s academic career. That can be said of 18-year-old Richland High School senior Lilly Baron who is the Class of 2022’s valedictorian. 

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May is National Grilling Month and for good reason, Memorial Day is known for being the official start of many of the summertime outdoor activities we all enjoy and that includes grilling. We’ve already covered burgers, so let’s turn to chicken.

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Giles Youth Leadership is collecting donations to benefit the Giles County Animal Shelter. Needed items include: dog treats, nylabones, dog and puppy food, blankets, peanut butter (no xylitol, such as pb2), leashes, bandanas, collars, towels, toys (no stuffing), flea and tick medications, ko…

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Citizen Debbie Underwood has spent a lifetime serving others. She is known for her willingness to help anyone at anytime, under any circumstances. For the last decade, she has been the face of first Richland Elementary and then Richland High schools, serving as school secretary. 

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Over the past several years, music and art programs have been disappearing from curricula all over the country. But the music program at Minor Hill School is alive and well thanks to the hard work and dedication of MHS’s 2022 Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8, Leigh Anne Willingham, who was…

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Last weekend’s inaugural Vicky Garland Memorial Pow Wow featured Native American dancers, singing, drumming and storytelling. The dancers showcased different styles of dance, including grass dances, a sneak-up dance and other traditional dance types. Children were entertained with a candy da…

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It’s true… mothers make the world go ‘round. There is one “official” day each year when we celebrate the mothers in our lives. This year it falls early, on Sunday, May 8.

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Children of all ages are cheered on by the Easter Bunny as they scamper throughout Lynnville's Robert Dunnavant Park April 9 for the city's annual Easter Egg Hunt.   Barbara Harmon / Pulaski Citizen 

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Campbellsville United Methodist Church held its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt April 16. The children and youth enjoyed hunting for more than 1000 eggs, prizes, snacks and more.   Submitted

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Wolf Gap celebrates Earth Day April 23 with a variety of activities including a plant walk, seed bomb making and crafts featuring photosensitive cyanotype dye.

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Richland High School Band Director Jeremy Bryant’s love of all things Raider and music is infectious. His enthusiasm, dedication and ever-ready willingness to lend a helping hand have made him an integral part of the Richland family.

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In a double-ring ceremony on March 19, 2022, at Roswell Historic Cottage in Roswell, Ga., Kody Wayne Phillips of Atlanta and his bride Natalie Jean Hale of Roswell were united in marriage.

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One year ago this month, 15-year-old Citizen Jesse Hood proved how an adolescent can step up in a traumatic situation and offer support exactly when it is needed.

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A full blown Easter dinner can take lots of planning, can be expensive and leave you in the kitchen, away from your guests all day long. An alternative to the full blown meal is an Easter brunch. The recipes are more economical, most can be made ahead — letting you enjoy and relax with your …

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Citizen MaeLee Williamson recently competed in the Tennessee State 4-H Public Speaking competition where she took top honors and was named the 2022 Ninth Grade Tennessee State Public Speaking winner.

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The University of Tennessee Southern’s next installment of the long-running Songwriter’s Dream concert series is set to take place Thursday, April 21, in the Gault Fine Arts Center. The show will feature a vast array of songwriting talent, including Jon Vezner, Andrew Weaver and Grammy and D…

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Citizen Tonya Guthrie is known for her love of family, friends and community. She is selflessly dedicated to all three and does all she can to help wherever she sees the need.

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The 10th annual Richland School FFA plant sale is Wednesday-Friday, April 6-8. A variety of hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers and the major fund-raiser’s most popular blossoms in four-packs and 4 and-a-half-inch pots will be sold Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday-Friday from 3-6 p.m…

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If you are 60-plus years of age or disabled, call Bonnie Walker at the South Central Tennessee Development District’s Area Agency on Aging and Disability, 931-379-2955, for assistance in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — It’s a Snap!

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William Branch Giles Chapter DAR welcomes American Legion Post 60 Adjutant Diana Steelman to the March meeting. Steelman gave an informative presentation about the local American Legion post, the veterans and how they work to help the local community. In attendance were (from left, seated) S…

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Being a parent is one of the most challenging tasks in life, but parenting teenagers can be the ultimate challenge. Teenagers endure immense changes in their lives, especially when it comes to their physical body and their hormones. When parenting teens, it is inevitable that they will start…

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There is a saying about growing where you are planted, and Citizen Mary Beth Minatra has lived by this very example. The longtime resident of Ivy Crest celebrated her 19th anniversary this week at her adopted home.

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Tennessee gardeners know that long summers and mild winters can mean growing your own vegetables, fruit and flowers is relatively easy, and you don’t even really have to have a green thumb.

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Spring is in the air! And if you are like most of us, you have the urge to cull unused items, clean and re-organize. So, while you’re at it, why not make a few bucks on those no longer needed and gently used items from the closets, cupboards, attic and basement? Organize a good old-fashioned…

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Citizen Brenda Ashford is known for her hard work and can-do attitude. Her contributions to the youth of Giles County will be long lasting and well-remembered by those whose lives she has impacted.

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Have you been looking for a way to really help people in your community? We might have just the opportunity for you. Many people have a hard time when they start Medicare. There are so many deadlines and choices to be made. Everyone could use a little help.

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In the past week, more than two million Ukrainian citizens have suddenly found themselves refugees in foreign lands. People around the world have rallied to condemn Russia’s act of war, but few individuals outside the affected areas are as invested in helping Ukrainians on the ground as Jenn…

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Donating more than her time, Citizen Sandra Jones has been opening her heart to the South Central Human Resource Agency’s Foster Grandparent Program for 11 years.

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Family, friends and those from the community gathered on Waters Smith Road in Campbellsville Feb. 24 for a bridge dedication to honor Mark Hannah Dunavant.

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Citizen Hagan Lamar is known for being a person who jumps right in when something needs to done. He is also known for his generosity and his contagious eagerness to be of help — anywhere, anytime. He is actively involved in his community, his church and with his family.

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Girl Scouts of America turns 110 years old this year and troops all over the country will be throwing anniversary parties. The outreach programs of Girl Scouts all across the country have a year-round impact on both participants and the community. The premier leadership organization for girl…

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The 2022 spring edition of the long-running Songwriter’s Dream concert series returns at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the University of Tennessee Southern’s Gault Fine Arts Center Theater.

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Still two years shy of middle school, Elkton fourth grader Aubrey Bryan has already made her presence known in the local basketball community by winning the Tennessee Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in her age bracket.

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At the conclusion of day two of the annual WKSR Radio Auction, a total of $60,969 had been raised to benefit American Legion Post 60.

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SAIL — Stay Active and Independent for Life — is a strength and balance fitness class. The classes became a welcome addition to the offerings of the Pulaski Recreation Department in 2015, but were interrupted by the COVID pandemic.

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As the WKSR Radio Auction to benefit the American Legion Post 60 goes into its second week, 284 items totaling $19,504 have been auctioned and a total of $29,914 has been raised.

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The Giles County Public Library will celebrate Black History Month Sunday, Feb. 27, by welcoming Bright Star Touring Theatre to Pulaski for a performance of its “Black History Hall of Fame Show.”

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In the midst of her first season as a member of the Richland High Lady Raider basketball team, eighth grader Bailey Blair recently racked up a personal accolade when she won the Tennessee Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.

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Centenarian Taliaferro Grant Eslick, better known as Tol or perhaps by the nickname Slick, seems to have captured the spirit and the secret of long life.

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Super Bowl Sunday. If you are a football fan, this is the ultimate game day. We have a few easy dips that can be put together with no fuss and no muss that will satisfy any fan — football or otherwise. Add a vegetable tray, cheese and crackers along with some beverages and — instant party!

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One of the largest youth organizations in the United States, Boy Scouts of America has approximately 1.2 million participants. Since its founding in 1910, about 110 million Americans have been a part of its programs.