Commission Votes to End Sales Tax Agreement

A resolution to end a sales tax sharing agreement of 1967 passed the Giles County Commission yesterday (Monday).   Commissioners Jimmy Caldwell and Dustin Rose were absent for the 18-1 vote, under which Giles County will quit collecting a share of sales tax funds from Elkton, Lynnville and Pulaski.   In response to a question by county commissioner Lois Aymett, […]

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GCHS Future Leaders Attend Boys, Girls State

Giles County High’s representatives at American Legion’s Boys and Girls State are (above, from left, front): Taylor Dickey, Jayla White, Grey Hawk, Allie Journey, Braly Jernigan, (back) Anna Katherine Underwood, Cortney White, Maddi Landis, Destiny Cross, Madison Newton, (below) Jed Jenkins, Curtis Colvett, Jude Smith, Jared Roberts and Tanner Holley.   GCHS / Submitted

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Ardmore Passes Final 2016-17 Budget

A budget with a 24-cent city tax rate was approved by the Ardmore Board of Mayor and Aldermen June 2.   Prior to the approval on second and third readings, a public hearing was held.   The budget contains projected revenues and expenditures of $1,051,820 in the general fund. The city of Ardmore finished the 2015-16 budget year, which ends […]

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School Board Approves Policies

The second reading of the school system’s Insurance Management, Student Wellness and Dress Code policies passed at the Giles County Board of Education’s June 9 meeting.   All board polices may be found on the school system’s website, giles-lea.giles.k12.tn.us.   A need for further clarifications delayed the first reading of the Staff Rights and Responsibilities policy.   Unanimous approval was […]

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THP Plans Checkpoint

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 sobriety checkpoint the week of June 26 on Highway 31 at the 3.6 mile-marker.   Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment […]

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Commission Meets in Special Session Monday

If County Commissioners repeal the sales tax agreement of 1967 during a special session at 9 a.m. Monday, June 27, they may vote in July to set a county tax rate as much as 17 and-one-half cents higher for the 2016-17 budget year.   Commissioners are also expected to consider approving $185,187 worth of amendments to balance the 2015-16 county […]

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Gift or Thrift Celebrates Its Opening

Gift or Thrift marks its opening May 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Giles County Chamber. Joining in the celebration are (from left): Tammy Pierchoski, Jay Butler, Kias Hayes, Louis Houston, owner April Owens, Keenya Owens, owner Shun Owens, Brad Yarbrough, Becky Johnson, Geneva Owens, William Smith, John Lancaster and Jessie Parker. Gift or Thrift is located […]

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