Lily & Lainey Phillips Are This Week’s Citizen Spotlights

Citizens Lily and Lainey Phillips are learning the lessons of giving early in life.   The sisters, ages 9 and 6, have their birthday party together every year. It may be common for close siblings to celebrate birthdays together, but what sets these two apart is that instead of asking for and receiving the usual gifts of toys and trinkets, […]

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Tax Collections Surge in February

Approximately $6,539,152 in 2015 property taxes were collected in February.   According to Giles County Trustee Janice Curtis, that pushed the total of taxes collected since October to $13,685,366.   She said collections have gone well with that total collected out of a tax aggregate of $15,646,832.   “That’s not quite $2 million that hasn’t been collected, and more is […]

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Senior Center Plans March Events

The Giles County Senior Center is located at 100 Senior Citizen Drive, Pulaski.   For more information, call the center, 363-7441.   Weekly activities and special events planned at the Center for the month of March include:   Friday, March 11 10 a.m., Lynnae Blackwell will give a presentation on nutrition.   Tuesday, March 15 10 a.m., Tammy Williams will […]

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Pencils, Paper Solve Online Testing Problem

Printed versions of the 2016 TNReady assessments — that were created and designed to be taken online ­— have arrived in Giles County.   This week, high schoolers are the first local students putting No. 2 pencils to bubble answer sheets, and grades 3-8 will do the assessment March 14-18.   Statewide, third-11th grade students were to take the new […]

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Warrant Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

A Pulaski man is facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed at his home yesterday (Monday).   Pulaski Police Department Lt. Joey Turner said PPD Investigator Gerrod Shirey headed the case that led to the March 7 arrest of 45-year-old Jeffery Mason.   The Giles County Sheriff’s Department and 22nd Drug Task Force assisted with the late-night search […]

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Clinton, Trump Carry Giles County

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump each carried Giles County for their respective parties in the March 1 Presidential Primary, according to results released by the county election commission.   Election commissioners will meet to certify the results at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, in the election commission office.   Trump had 1,910 votes to Clinton’s 915, reflecting the […]

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THP Plans Sobriety 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 planned sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in Giles County Saturday, March 12, on Highway 11 beginning at 10 p.m.   Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of […]

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TCAT-Pulaski Names Employee of the Year

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski employees have chosen Vickie Odeneal as the 2015 Outstanding Employee of the Year for excelling and exceeding job expectations.   Odeneal has been an employee at the college since 1994 and is currently serving as the purchasing agent, bookstore manager and oversees accounts payable. She graduated from GCHS in 1976 and has attended Martin College, […]

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Grants Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts

Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health and addiction services, has expanded its Crisis Care Services in Tennessee with two new, statewide suicide prevention grants totaling more than $5 million.   Aiming to lower suicide deaths, reduce suicide attempts and promote long-term engagement in mental health services among youth and working-age adults, the combined initiative […]

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