Updated 3/25/20

News of Giles County neighbors helping neighbors, volunteers offering to assist others, leaders being proactive as they work to protect residents, and educators sharing of themselves have been abundant in the last week amid these trying times.

In countless cases, businesses in Giles County have bent over backward to help their customers, offering special hours for seniors to shop and curbside and/or home delivery to residents, all as most in the community find themselves limiting their interactions, staying close to home, to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Giles County Sheriff’s Department is offering services for county residents, either disabled or the age of 60 or older and need assistance including groceries or prescription delivery.

If a person needs this service contact Lieutenant Shane Hunter or Lieutenant Joey Dickey between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday at (931) 363-3505.

City and County Leadership urged residents not to buy more than what they need when it comes to groceries and supplies as they discussed perhaps the greatest negative that has come from current conditions.

The supply chain should catch up to demand soon, so there should be no shortages if people don’t hoard, said a local business owner.