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Power Board Tables Broadband Rates Resolution

July 30, 2014

The Pulaski Electric System Power Board voted to table a resolution regarding broadband at its meeting yesterday.   The resolution was to have lowered broadband rates, making the commercial rates, in particular,  more competitive. Board members said they needed more information about the proposed rate change, expressing concern that customers switching to less expensive packages Read the full article…

Giles and Lawrence Named Primary Natural Disaster Areas

July 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Giles and Lawrence counties in Tennessee as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, wind and hail that occurred from June 5 -12, 2014.   Giles and Lawrence County residents are eligible for low interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm Read the full article…

GCHA Pet Adoption Day is Saturday

July 30, 2014

The Giles County Humane Association will have an adoption day Saturday at the Bank of Frankewing.     The adoption day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon.     Cash donations are needed to continue the adoption program, spay/neuter program, support for building fund and more. Donations of pet food, collars, leashes and other pet Read the full article…

Weekend Activities Scheduled for Crockett Park

July 30, 2014

The staff at David Crockett State Park have planned another weekend of fun events for the whole family.   Activities begin Friday with a sunshine hike in the morning, a look at some of the park’s snakes, canteen making, cornhole tournament, and pool games. Saturday’s events include yarn doll making, a snake program, and check Read the full article…

Minor Hill School Schedules Open House

July 30, 2014

Minor Hill School will have an open house Tuesday, August 12,  from 5-7 p.m.   Parents and students are invited to tour the school, visit the classrooms, and learn about what will be expected for the year. Parents will also be introduced to the new web-based grading program, as well as be given the opportunity Read the full article…

Funds Needed for Veterans Memorial

July 30, 2014

Donations are being taken for the Veterans Remembrance Memorial.   The project was initiated by the Leadership Giles Class as a way of establishing and maintaining a memorial in Giles County to honor veterans and their families. The memorial, designed by local artist Pamela Sue Keller, will be a bronze statue.   The statue is Read the full article…

District 5 Polling Precinct Different This Year

July 29, 2014

The Giles County Election Commission reports voting at the district 5 precinct will be a little different this year on the August 7 election day.   District 5 residents will still vote at the Agri Park; however, the fair will be taking place that day. The entrance to the Volunteer Hall for voters has been Read the full article…

Giles County’s Unemployment Rate Sees Increase

July 29, 2014

Giles County’s unemployment rate has increased for the second consecutive month.   The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce reports Giles County’s unemployment rate in June was 7.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. One year ago that rate was 9.9 percent.   The surrounding counties’ unemployment rates have risen as well. Lawrence County Read the full article…