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The city, along with the Portland Chamber of Commerce worked together to present a meaningful 9/11 memorial service recognizing the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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A deteriorating landmark between Hendersonville and Gallatin will serve as the backdrop for the first fundraiser for a new non-profit group focused on preserving Sumner County’s historical and architectural character.

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The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) awarded Portland Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sherri Ferguson the 2021 Executive of the Year award at its annual meeting held in Knoxville, Tenn. August 18-20.

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Main Street Media of Tennessee captured 10 first place awards and one of its 13 newspapers, the Gallatin News, was named best Division 1 newspaper in the state at the Tennessee Press Association Awards ceremony last Friday.

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A Westmoreland man accused of killing eight people in northern Sumner County in early 2019 will face two separate jury trials, a Sumner County judge ruled last week.

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Like much of the country, Sumner County is feeling the effects of a nationwide shortage of healthcare professionals like nurses, EMT’s and paramedics, EMS Director Greg Miller told members of the county’s Emergency Services Committee recently.

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Michael Guthrie has been named Director of the Emergency Communication District (ECD). In this position he will be responsible for mapping all the addresses for Sumner County.

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Portland resident Zac Colovos spent his summer working at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. It was a good fit for a young man who aspires to work with the United States Space Program.

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The start of school coupled with a highly contagious delta variant have caused a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases among school-age children both across the state and in Sumner County where frustrated parents have asked the school district to do more to notify them of possible exposure.

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The Opioid Discussion Panel sponsored by the City of Portland at Generation Church was a beginning for residents to be educated on the growing drug problem in all of Sumner County and to be aware of resources available to help those addicted to drugs.

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The C-Shift at Portland Fire Department (PFD) Station 1 was able to help a family get SafeAwake alarms for their home when firemen answered a medical call and discovered the residents of the home were hearing impaired.

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U. S. Congressman John Rose (Republican) spoke at the Portland Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. The Portland Lions Club and Portland Rotary Club combined their meetings to join the chamber in welcoming him.

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Sumner County drivers will no longer be required to have their vehicles tested for emissions beginning Jan. 14, 2022, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced on Tuesday.

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Sumner County Commissioner Chris Taylor became the second candidate to appoint a political treasurer for the office of county mayor on Friday. He confirmed on Monday that he plans to seek the position.