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Sumner County is one step closer to a partnership with Air Methods Corp. and Vanderbilt LifeFlight that would construct an aeromedical evacuation base on the emergency services campus on Airport Road in Gallatin.

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The Sumner County District Attorney’s office dropped charges on Monday against a Gallatin man accused of DUI a week after a judge ordered the county’s main DUI prosecutor off the case citing “vindictiveness in prosecution.”

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Of the countless murder trials Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley has prosecuted during the last 39 years, only five have involved the death penalty.

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At the Aug. 19 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, city leaders voted in support of firemen continuing to receive compensatory (comp) time for overtime work.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation staff visited the Portland Waste Water Treatment Plant multiple times in July regarding their investigation which originated from a complaint, according to Communications Director Kim Schofinski.

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A $4,000 annual pay increase for all Sumner County teachers, principals and other certified employees will take effect in January following votes by the Sumner County Commission on Monday and the Sumner County Board of Education on Tuesday.

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Another property tax saga concluded on Tuesday, Aug. 20, after a six-hour meeting of budgetary talk and charged, passionate opinions, resulting in a tax rate of $2.262 per $100 of assessed value.

Congressman John Rose wanted to send a message to some of the larger federal regulatory agencies with one of his first co-sponsored bills: don’t forget the businesspeople in smaller rural towns.

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Director of Schools Del Phillips will ask members of the Sumner County Commission to fund a $4,000 pay increase for each of the school district’s 2,200 certified employees, he told School Board members on Tuesday.

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Members of the county commission will have until Aug. 15 to change their current email to the new, mandatory government – issued address, ‘@sumnercountytn.gov’ and comply with the agreed upon policies.

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Cora Street residents Brittany Vaught and Lacey Brown addressed the Portland Board of Mayor and Alderman on July 15 to discuss the continuing flooding of their yards during heavy rains.

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Longtime Sumner County Commissioner Merrol Hyde has been charged with simple assault following an altercation with another county commissioner outside a meeting last month.

Another contract fight has broken out amongst television and entertainment giants, leaving customers throughout Sumner County and other areas of Middle Tennessee without their paid access to ABC and shows like “Bachelorette” and “The Good Doctor.”

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Just when the residents thought the denial of the rezoning for the proposed subdivision on TGT Road from R-40 to RS-15 was settled, Portland Vice-Mayor John Kerley requested at the July 1 meeting of the City of Portland Board of Mayor and Alderman that it be revisited.

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A Sumner County Commissioner claims he was physically assaulted by another commissioner outside a meeting last month, according to a Gallatin Police Department Incident Report obtained by The Portland Sun.

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The rezoning request for a proposed subdivision on TGT Road was voted down on second reading after several residents expressed concerns at the June 17 city meeting.

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After lengthy discussion and hearty citizen disapproval of stripping the volunteer fire department of funding, the commission voted to table the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget appropriations and to approve a continuation budget at 1:28 a.m. on June 18.