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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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The Giles County Democratic Party will host a Meet & Greet for Democratic Candidate for Governor, Councilman JB Smiley Jr. of the Memphis City Council, Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Giles County Courthouse Gazebo.

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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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The Pulaski Electric System Board of Directors welcomed a new member during its regular monthly meeting last week.

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The Giles County Board of Education was asked to approve a $45,000 ThreeStar Grant that was awarded to the county’s CTE program at its work session Nov. 16.

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Giles County increased to 6,177 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Nov. 29, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.

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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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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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In compliance with a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling for all law enforcement to notify the public of when and where a roadblock will be held, Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising all motorists of a planned sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in Giles County Friday, Nov. 26, on Highway 31 Nort…

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Inspired by her father, the late Rev. Bill Yates, affectionately known as Brother Bill, and his calling to be a blessing to those in need, Renee Yates-Schrengost is opening the doors and setting extra places at the table this Thanksgiving.

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The Minor Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen made significant changes to its library board at its Nov. 2 meeting.

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After two years of waiting, Giles County has been notified it will receive the funding to move forward with a 400-person event center that will also serve as a safety shelter for the community.

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Giles County celebrates Veterans Day Nov. 11 with a ceremony at the Giles County Courthouse Gazebo with guest speaker United States Congressman Dr. Mark Green. Pulaski resident Asha Moody performed the National Anthem. The University of Tennessee Southern Veterans Liaison Cochran Pruett also…

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On Veterans Day family, friends, veterans and members of the community gather for a wreath laying ceremony to honor U.S. Army MSG John Dorval Minatra (April 4, 1935-March 7, 2018) at Giles Memory Gardens. Minatra served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars and received among other commendatio…

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The consideration of lowering the speed limit on Highway 31 South from 55 miles per hour to possibly 45 was discussed during the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s work session this week.

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Giles County increased to 6,119 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Nov. 15, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.

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The first frosts of the fall bring the potential for prussic acid poisoning, which is actually a form of cyanide, in plants such as sorghums, sudangrasses and johnsongrass.Frost and freezing can cause a rapid change in prussic acid risk in these plants of any age or size. With frost, forage …

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Committing $1 million in contributions to grant fund applications to expand broadband infrastructure in Giles County will be among the items considered by the Giles County Commission when it meets next week.

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University of Tennessee Southern and UT Extension are teaming up in December to offer four educational workshops for farmers and farm families. The workshops will feature UT Extension specialists addressing topics including specialty crop production, meat marketing, modern technology on the …

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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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After Alderman Hardin Franklin requested for the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen to discuss possibilities for city growth, the city council did just that during last week’s work session.

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Emergency crews respond to a house trailer fire at 207 Pine St. in Pulaski at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 7). The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Occupant Jason Barlar was able to safely make it out of the rental property, which is owned by Robert Robinson. The home …

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Giles County Health Department will hold special “Fight Flu TN” events Nov. 9 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated against influenza in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans ages six months and older who have not yet rece…

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Brindley Construction breaks ground on the new Dunkin’ coffee and donut shop on West College Street last week. Celebrating are (from left) Giles County Executive Melissa Greene, Pulaski Mayor Pat Ford, Charlie Helton, Anthony Hall, Jeff Brindley, Brandy Dishner, Kaitlin Clark, Bryan Brindley…

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The Giles County Board of Education reviewed updates to a slate of policies at its monthly work session last week. The updates to these policies primarily reflect legislative changes, and will be considered on first reading at Thursday’s monthly school board meeting.

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Giles County increased to 6,088 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Nov. 2, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.

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With the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approving Cave Spring Heritage Plaza as a memorial location to recognize citizens who have contributed to the community, the city council has adopted guidelines for those considerations.

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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…

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The Pulaski Electric System Board of Directors reviewed information pertaining to future fiber expansion at its Sept. 28 regularly scheduled meeting.

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If you took elite-level EMS training, sprinkled in elements from endurance race event Tough Mudder and then added the flair of popular television show "American Ninja Warrior", you would have quite the combination.

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