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There were about half a dozen prisoner of war camps in Tennessee during World War II—the best known of which was Camp Crossville, in Cumberland County. We know a lot more about Camp Crossville than the others because of Gerhard Hennes.

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The Portland Chamber of Commerce won the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Event Excellence Award for the third year in a row at the annual convention held in late August in Knoxville.

There are many reasons that middle Tennessee is an amazing place to live and with amazing people. This story exemplifies that 100 percent. After a tornado destroys their office, what the staff of Family Voices of Tennessee did next, will not only inspire, but you will see that their cause is…

Our Big Joe takes us to the Cheatham County Animal Control and shows us a new program that is changing the lives of the pets there and those that volunteer. Thank you to Hunter Briley and Regal Realty Group for loving these pets as much as we do

North Sumner Elementary would like to congratulate the following students for being named Students of the Month for September. Back (l-r) Paisley Monaghan, Briana Ballinger, Natalie, Eggert, Brooklyn Wade. Middle (l-r) Abby Shrum, Gavin Stagg, Lennox Phillips. Front (l-r) Kylen Herrington, I…

Local Nashville Sports Radio icon and Main Street Media contributor, George Plaster, will host the first-ever Plaster & Friends Celebrity Bowling Night on Monday, Nov. 29. The charity event will take place at Hermitage Strike and Spare in two groups from 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be donated to two local children’s organizations: Last Minute Toy Store and the Martha O’Bryan Center.

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There are a growing number of people choosing cosplay as a hobby. It has caught the attention of a couple of young people in Portland who happen to be brother and sister.

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Saturday, Oct. 2, will be a landmark day in the city, when the Portland History Museum opens for visitors. A celebration is planned by Highland Rim Historical Society (HRHS) with everyone in the community invited to join in the celebration.

The faculty and staff of North Sumner Elementary would like to congratulate the following students on being named Students of the Month for August: Back (l-) Tristan Bane, Jaxon Carter, Eli Simmons, Shiloh Stidham, Silas Handshoe, Cayden Carter. Front (l-r) Cashel Edwards. Isabella Travis, P…

I had a tooth pulled (extracted) last week. It was not an event to which I was looking forward. I suppose I should have considered myself fortunate. It was the first permanent tooth I have yielded to Father Time. I have endured fillings, root canals, and a variety of crowns, but I had never let a tooth go since my youth.

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This is the second in a two-part series on unusual mailboxes in the area.

How one family's passion for their beautiful special needs daughter has helped raise over a million dollars for middle Tennessee charities and shows no sign of slowing down. Our Big Joe on the Go has the story from Old Hickory Country Club

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For many, the subject of suicide is off limits. They believe the mere mention of suicide around friends and family can cause suicidal thoughts for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Congratulations to The Purple Cloth on their recent ribbon cutting. They carry bridal and formal alterations, custom embroidery, quilt finishing and embroidery, and on-site wedding day dress emergency services. SUBMITTED