USDA to Invest $150 Million Through CSP

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands.   USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of […]

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Students Declare Public Speaking Skills

Winners in the High School division of the 2016 Giles County 4-H Public Speaking Contest are (from left) Brilye Speegle, second place, junior; Lydia Rubelsky, third place, junior; Jessie Owens, first place, sophomore; and Levi Owens first place, junior. First place winners will represent Giles County at the Central Region 4-H Public Speaking Contest.   Matt Webb / 4-H Agent   […]

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‘Exit 14 Needs a Quarterback’

Members of the Exit 14 Committee accepted another engineering firm’s offer to help provide information on developing the intersection of I-65 and U. S. Highway 64.   Doing a feasibility study for the intersection also was suggested by County Commissioner Stoney Jackson. While no vote was taken, committee members seemed to favor bringing the suggestion to the Giles County Commission. […]

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Elkton Mayor Seeks EDC Support

Elkton Mayor Carolyn Thompson has tried again to get a commitment from the Giles County Economic Development Commission to go on record for a widened Alabama Highway 53 to swing closer to Ardmore.   She made her request at the EDC’s Jan. 27 meeting, where it was suggested she get letters of support from local governments that would be affected […]

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Taxes Flow Into Trustee’s Office

Taxpayers continued to stream into the Giles County Trustee’s Office to pay bills as one deadline approached.   County taxes for 2015 could be paid without penalty through Monday, according to Trustee Janice Curtis.   Those who still owe 2014 taxes may pay until the end of March. If unpaid then, the taxes will be taken to Chancery Court for […]

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EMS Transports One From Crash

Pulaski Police Department (PPD) Officers respond to a single-vehicle crash just before 9 a.m. today (Thursday) on West College Street. The police report indicates a medical condition may have caused Ronnie Rayburn Jr., 43, to lose control of this 1997 Chevy Tahoe. The vehicle traveled from a drive-up window, over a curb, across College Street and a field before it finally […]

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Drug Take-Back Set for Friday

The Giles County Sheriff’s Department will assist with a Drug Take-Back event at the Giles County Health Department from 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 4.   The free and anonymous drug disposal opportunity helps prevent the misuse of outdated and unwanted prescription drugs and the possible environmental damage they can cause if not properly destroyed.   A permanent disposal box is […]

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Grand Opening Set

An ad hoc committee has recommended conversion of a temporary recycling center on Industrial Loop Road into a convenience center to accept recyclables and trash.   The recommendation will go to the Giles County Commission’s Environmental Committee, which will make its recommendation March 10, according to Julie Phillips, county solid waste and recycling coordinator.   The state Department of Environment […]

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