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The New Year can often bring goals and expectations that are impossible to keep up with. Instead of focusing on what you’re not getting done, take the time to think about what you really want to achieve. After all, goals represent things you want the most, and the best way to make yourself h…

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Maury Regional Health Board Chairman Houston Parks recently announced that Davin Turner, DO, has been selected as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Maury Regional Health and will assume the role March 20, 2022.

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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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Many of us look back on our time at school with fond memories, but those who were frequently bullied might look back and feel differently. There are not many logical reasons why someone is bullied, but to grasp a deeper understanding of what bullying is, we also need to know how and why bull…

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Elizabeth Roller discovered a very early appreciation for the written word, which makes this citizen the perfect person to pass that love of books and reading on to the next generation at the Giles County Public Library.

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The New Year is just around the corner. Some of us make resolutions and some don’t. In the South the tradition of black-eyed peas and greens for good luck and prosperity is observed in almost every household. Diets are started and oft times abandoned in the first week and promises to organiz…

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Elkton ushers in December with its annual Christmas parade Dec. 4. The parade moved to a night format for 2021 and featured a “Christmas Movies” theme. The grand marshal was Elkton School Principal Dr. Casey Lewis. Winners were still not available as of press time Dec. 16.   Katie Whitfield …

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While the holidays are the season of giving, Citizen Sarah Pierce is an example of how some people give unconditionally and without ever being asked.

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Coming to you from a snowy road just outside the North Pole, Santa Claus is riding in his sleigh, blasting sounds from towns like Detroit, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Macon and New Orleans, bringing his top Christmas songs’ list straight to you.

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Come experience a Wolf Gap Winter, Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Appreciate the simplicity of historic holiday decorations in Wolf Gap’s log cabins, imagining a time before Christmas lights!

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Giles County Director of Schools Dr. Vickie Beard was presented with the A.F. Bridges Sportsmanship Award as the 2020-21 School System Administrator of the Year for District 6 in November.

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As much as diehard gardeners hate to admit it, there’s not much left to do in the garden in December. Aside from clearing the weeds and debris and making sure that gardening tools are sharpened and stored away for the spring, well that’s kind of it.

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The holidays are full of memories and traditions centered on family and friends. Unfortunately for some, the holidays might be a reminder that their loved ones are not here. Navigating grief can be a difficult journey for many people, but events that gravitate toward gatherings and tradition…

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On Nov. 3, 66-year-old Giles Countian Alvin Doggett participated in the Old Glory Relay that began in New York City Sept. 11 and finished in Atlanta Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

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Approximately 2,500 gather on the Historic Pulaski Square Dec. 2 for the annual Mingle Jingle and Giles County Christmas Tree and Courthouse lighting. The crowd was treated to musical performances, pony rides, a nativity petting zoo, dancing in the windows at PPAC, bouncy houses, food trucks…

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Maury Regional Medical Center’s (MRMC) nurse residency program recently received accreditation with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

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“Getting an education changes people’s lives, and I firmly believe that because it certainly has changed mine,” said Brenda Sanders Speer, a 1978 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumna and owner of Speerit Hill Farm in Lynnville.

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Santa waves to onlookers during the Minor Hill Christmas Parade Nov. 28. This was only the beginning of Giles County’s Christmas parades this year with five more to follow: Lynnville — Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.; Elkton — Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m.; Pulaski — Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m…

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Honoring someone like Citizen Meade Hopkins is not an easy task. But his dedication to his community and to the Bank of Frankewing speaks for itself. Now, after more than 50 years, he has decided to retire from the bank.

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It’s a fact we all must acknowledge... “Christmas is Coming,” and coming soon. The members of the Giles County Family and Community Education (FCE) Club know it. Their annual “Christmas Is Coming Crafts and Bake Sale” event is set for Friday, Dec. 3., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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With a nip in the air and logs on the fire, the holiday season awaits. Get ready for the upcoming festivities as the celebrations begin all over Giles County.

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John and Melissa Amlaner live in Pulaski. John works at Southern Automotive and is involved in local politics and Melissa is a stay-at-home parent. While growing up, John’s parents fostered children. 

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Each year the Giles County Trail of Tears Interpretive Center hosts a commemorative walk to remember and honor the Native Americans who passed through Giles County while walking the Trail of Tears. This year’s walk was held Nov. 5, coinciding with both Native American Heritage Month and the …

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There’s no way that cornbread dressing recipe of mom or grandma’s can be better, right? No way to improve on it? You know how the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” 

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Everyone knows that the star of the Thanksgiving table is the turkey. But what would that table be without the accompaniments to the bird? Dressing is a given, but when you’re talking about traditions, there are certain sides on every Thanksgiving table that are just as required and looked f…

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There are those who wait the entire year for that one premium day of shopping, Black Friday. With a worldwide pandemic changing the way we shop for everything from groceries to socks to lightbulbs, and major supply chain shortages, 2021 promises to be an interesting year for the shopper with…

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Former Pulaski Police Department patrolman Andy Griggs recently saved the life of a 4-month-old infant, demonstrating once a civil servant, always a civil servant.

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STRHS Pulaski is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of STRHS Pulaski’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients …

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William Branch Giles DAR Chapter celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Lairdland Aug. 28 with special guests, TNSDAR Organizing General Merryanne Pierson and speaker Lawrence County Historian Curtis Peters. Regent Jean Sims presented Organizing Regent Faye Henson with her 50-plus years membersh…

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The Giles County Public Library hosted a community event celebrating the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope at The University of Tennessee Southern’s Gault Fine Arts Center and Campus Green Nov. 6.  

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The Ninth Annual Cheers for the Girls event, held each October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrates more than 100 survivors Oct. 28. Sponsored by Lew Lew’s, First National Bank, Shawn Promotions and STRHS Pulaski, the event welcomed approximately 300 guests and each su…

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On Sept. 30, the U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion from brigadier general to major general of Tennessee native Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

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Veterans Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 11, is a day to honor all those who served in our armed forces. Communities around the nation hold annual celebrations, as does Giles County. This year’s Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Courthouse Gazebo on the northeast corner of the Pula…

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A veteran with a kind and giving heart, Citizen Brian Turner has worked wonders in the aid of other veterans in the community. He lends his talents in any way he can, especially at American Legion Post 60 to help provide a comfortable, safe place for vets to meet.

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The Giles County Public Library has been selected through a competitive application process to be part of NASA@ My Library, an education initiative created to increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning opportunities for library patrons throughout th…