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Portland Public Works Director Carlton Cobb recognized the city’s sanitation workers at a recent meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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Portland Police Chief Jason Williams recognized members of the Portland Police Department for their outstanding service at the April 19 meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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The 80th Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival activities have begun. The Portland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Portland have planned several events leading up to the big day on Saturday, May 8. This year some of the regular Saturday events have been moved to Friday to give attendees a…

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The Portland community has a new business on Main Street. Lexie Young and her brother Jason Young recently opened Main Street Nutrition, a business that features nutritious teas and milkshakes.

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What began as a pleasant visit to see his grandparents ended up as a harrowing experience for Dorian Strubing, 2, when his curiosity led him to climb into an antique barrel on May 1.

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The Ministers Network of Portland will sponsor the National Day of Prayer on May 6 at 7 a.m. at the Gazebo at 100 East Market Street. This is a familiar setting as it was held at the Gazebo years ago. Everyone is invited to come and pray together.

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Portland Chamber of Commerce held its 2020 Awards Dinner on April 13 with approximately 150 people attending. The event recognizes business and community leaders each year. The event was held at the Southern Occasions Event Center and Catering and featured a southern style buffet meal.

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Enchanted Forest was the theme of the Portland High School 2021 Prom held April 17 at The Barn at Spring Lake Farms. The event was organized by the prom committee led by Rena Brackin-Loza. Over 280 students registered on line to attend the annual event sponsored by parents.

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Draper Buttercup opened Friday, April 16 with a ribbon cutting sponsored by The Portland Chamber of Commerce. The shop is located on Main Street in Strawberry Station.

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For more than four decades, Bill “Hoss” Allen shared his love for rhythm and blues and soul music with radio listeners across the country while also helping launch the careers of some of the recording industry’s biggest stars.

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While a bill that would allow citizens to renew their car tags every two years may benefit some citizens, there are still unanswered questions about how the proposed legislation would work, Sumner County Clerk Bill Kemp told House Transportation Committee members last week.

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A long-standing confusion regarding maintaining two alleys off of William Mac Drive was resolved at the April 5 meeting of the Portland Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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Highland Elementary School took advantage of the recent warm weather to invite the community to two special events at the school.

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Three Portland residents spoke out in opposition to the city’s domesticated fowl ordinance at the first meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) in the new council meeting room. Several people have received citations issued by Animal Control Officer Jamie Weekley for violating the o…

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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…