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The smell of popcorn, cotton candy, roasting peanuts will be wafting in the air next week when the 76th annual Sumner County Fair kicks off.

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About three months ago, both James Gill and Buddy Sadler were retired, but not necessarily wanting to stay that way.

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Sumner County Director of Schools Dr. Del Phillips will step down in June of 2023, but will continue collecting an annual salary of $210,172 while serving in an advisory role until June of 2024, according to a new employment agreement approved by school board members on Tuesday.

CLARKSVILLE — Members of Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation should expect higher energy bills this summer as a result of extreme summer temperatures, coupled with an increase in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Fuel Cost Adjustment.

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Sumner County educator Frances Rizzon Gillespie retired from North Sumner Elementary at the end of the school year. Her teaching career was unique because she spent her entire career of 42 years at the same school teaching kindergarten.

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An ethics complaint filed by a citizen in April alleging three Sumner County Commissioners broke school board policy, and possibly state law, by posing in photos with school principals on school property in order to boost their re-election campaigns will be heard by a newly named ethics committee in July.

The General Jethro Sumner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on Oct. 21, 1931, and on May 20, 2022, the Chapter hosted a 90th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, complete with beautiful tablescapes created by chapter members for their guests.

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS), the nonprofit responsible for recovering organs for transplant across Tennessee, announced last week that Sumner County is the nation’s first Donate Life County.

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Music on Main, the annual summer concert series hosted by the Portland Chamber of Commerce, kicks off Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. with Bizz & Everyday People performing.

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Portland Medical will open on June 16 with Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) Lisa Nazarenus and Ashlea Lamberth accepting new patients at the office located at 307 S. Broadway.