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Shaun Tyson has been named assistant chief of the Portland Fire Department. Tyson left a position with the State of Florida Bureau of Fire, Arson & Explosives Investigations, where he served as a detective investigating to determine the area of origin and cause and conducted necessary fo…

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Front Porch Senior Living owner Angela Bell doesn’t accept any excuses when residents want to do something out of the ordinary.

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Hundreds of amateur fishing enthusiasts will launch their boats from Sanders Ferry Park in September while participating in the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships – an inaugural event offering more than $4 million in cash prizes.

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After years of increased tourism locally, Sumner County saw a sharp decline in visitors last year as a result of the pandemic. However, officials say they remain hopeful for a rebound in 2021.

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The Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) recently voted 7-0 in opposition to an ordinance to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on residential properties. The Portland Planning Commission had twice voted down allowing the building of ADUs.

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Portland Finance Director Doug Yoeckel is retiring this month after serving with the City for nearly nine years. During his tenure with the city, his understanding of accounting, especially municipal finance, has brought the city’s finances to a new level. His expertise in municipal finance …

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Henry Eugene (Gene) Thompson married his Valentine, Sue Sheucraft Thompson 60 years ago during a major snowstorm that threatened to keep many from coming to the wedding on Dec. 31, 1960.

Jeffrey Eberting, Jr. recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Eberting is a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 46 in Knoxville, Tenn. He is the son of Allison Amonette Dyer and Jeffrey Eberting, Sr. He is pictured with his grandparents David and Alice Amonette. He i…

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Although critical of some of President Joe Biden’s initial steps since taking office Jan. 20, Congressman John Rose says he’s willing to work with the new president. He just hopes the feeling is mutual.

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While Sumner County teachers wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a Sumner County School Board member asked during a recent Board of Education meeting if the school district could do more to make educators feel safer while at work. 

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While it may be February with snow in the forecast, local nurseries are preparing for the demand for spring planting. According to Tommy Cantrell of Tommy’s Garden Center, the center’s busiest season is the spring.

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Local resident Austin T. Kirby has joined The Shifflett Law Firm located at 120 Main Street. Kirby is a 2012 graduate of Portland High School and received his Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree (2016,) and Law Degree (2019) from the University of Tennessee. He passed his bar exam during th…