Malvern Rahrer of Portland was recognized for his 90th birthday by a joint resolution of the Tennessee General Assembly. The recognition featured many of his accomplishments in business, family and civic contributions. The Resolution was adopted March 16, 2020 and formally presented on July …
Sumner County native Guy Jones was sworn in as the new executive director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference last week.
An Ellis Middle School teacher has been suspended without pay after being charged on Monday for having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male.
Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt recently extended a countywide order requiring face coverings or masks be worn in public for another month in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Portland recently voted to place a referendum on the November ballot to increase the local option sales tax rate by .50 percent to 2.75 percent. The vote was 5 to 0 with Aldermen Drew Jennings and Brian Harbin absent.
The following students are among more than 1,500 Harding University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2020 semester.
The Jason Foundation, Inc., a nationally-recognized leader in suicide awareness and prevention, recently launched a new statewide initiative to combat suicide deaths, Tennessee Won’t Be Silent.
Overall consumer spending in Sumner County increased during the first five months of 2020 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however local officials say not all businesses are benefitting from the growth.
A Gallatin nursing home is being sued by the daughter of a former resident who died following a widespread COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that killed two dozen others earlier this year.
A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).
Sumner County officials are looking at possible alternative locations for a planned parking garage in downtown Gallatin after talks to acquire property necessary for the project stalled in recent weeks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for entertainers because of the social distancing requirements. Concerts have been cancelled all over the country. Local Portland country music singer Ronnie McDowell has taken this time to make use of his second passion - painting.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding.
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation announced the 2020 Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest Winners from Sumner County. Each of these students wrote winning short stories titled “Electric Cooperatives: The Power to Be” describing how electric co-ops give their members the “power to b…
Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two recent graduates of Portland High School were recognized on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s 41st Annual Words & Music program. Samantha Alda-Katherine and Addison Doris were featured in the program for the song they wrote in their high school honors English class taught by Charlie McCoin.
First Baptist Church of Portland held a Clothes Closet Summer Clothing Giveaway June 27. The church has an auxiliary house for a clothing ministry. It has been serving the community for several years; but has not been open since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The house was stocked with …
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps to ensure parents are able to receive a program designed to help them feed their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteer State Community College is announcing the reopening of all campuses starting July 20, including Gallatin, Springfield, Cookeville, and Livingston. It will be a safe reopening with masks and social distancing required for everyone on campus and an online screening form filled out be…
Early voting for the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election begins Friday, July 17, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, Aug. 1. Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 6.
Those who knew Charlie Daniels best joined in songs and scriptures at a memorial service to remember the Country Music Hall of Fame member — and to make sure people laughed, because that is what Daniels would want, they said.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) agreed to a compromise on the increase in sewer rates for the City of Mitchellville after an appeal by Mayor Bobby Worman.