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 Delta Dental of Tennessee launched its grant program, “Water’s Cool @ School!” to replace existing water fountains at 55 elementary schools across the state with contactless Elkay bottle-filling stations. As many elementary schools have either returned to in-person learning or are making pl…

On Oct. 9, the members of the General Jethro Sumner Chapter, NSDAR, participated in a virtual meeting and Day of Prayer before heading out into Sumner County to support the Sumner County Veterans Home, as well as working at the Sumner County Archives helping clean antique photograph plates f…

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Sumner County leaders are expected to vote later this month on plans for a new 88-acre park located on the future Liberty Creek school campus off Hunters Lane and Upper Station Camp Creek Road.

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The holiday season has begun in Portland with several businesses scheduling open houses. The Portland Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Shop Local Passport activity began on Nov. 16 and they had an open house on Nov. 17. 

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The Portland community is going to make sure that Christmas is special for seven-year-old Everett Kondus even though he will be in Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital during the holiday for a bone marrow transplant.

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With the Nov. 3 general election barely behind us, at least one local official says he’s already eyeing a run for office in 2022.

The faculty and staff of North Sumner would like to congratulate the following students for being named Students of the Month for October: back row: (l-r)  Levi Ducommun, Sam Philippart, Wyndham Monaghan, Hazelle Dover; middle row: (l-r)  Walker Stagg, Jacob Wallace, Aubriella Miller, Carly …

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A Sumner County mask mandate has been extended through the end of the year following a record-breaking week of new coronavirus cases locally.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Highland Elementary School are participating in Forest Kindergarten. Teacher Shannon Armantrout received training several years ago at Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga.

The Portland Police Department is proud to welcome Pastor Robert "Bob" Moon to our staff, as the inaugural member of our Chaplain Program. He has accepted the position on a volunteer basis, and will provide a much-needed service to the police department and the citizens of Portland.

The Portland Community Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser “The Event” is scheduled for Nov. 12 to raise money to award college scholarships to area students and to award grants to educators to perform educational activities.

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Despite a recent spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases district wide, there are no plans for Sumner County Schools to move to a hybrid or virtual format, according to Communications Director Jeremy Johnson. However, school officials admit they are watching the numbers closely.

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The Portland City Council returned to an electronic meeting on Oct. 19, as a safety measure due to Mayor Mike Callis testing positive for COVID earlier. Callis has since told the council that he was now testing negative.

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Residents of Front Porch Senior Living recently took a field trip to the Portland Municipal Airport. During the visit, four of the residents were given individual flights over Portland by Airport Manager Doug Hunter. A family or staff member went along on each flight to assist.

With the Dec. 4 deadline approaching, tnAchieves needs an additional 3,600volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2021. Locally, Sumner County needs 107 mentors to meet student demand.

Clark Shifflett, left, held a reception at Southern Occasions Event Center to welcome Austin T. Kirby as an associate lawyer at The Shifflett Law Firm. Kirby is a 2012 graduate of Portland High School and received his Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree (2016) and Law Degree from the Univer…

The faculty and staff of North Sumner Elementary School would like to congratulate the following students on being named Students of the Month for September. Back row (l-r): Dylan Gann, Aubrey Henning, Marlie Tornquist, Madisyn Woodward; middle row (l-r): Gavin Stagg, Corbin Brown, Libby Nab…

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Voters in the City of Portland municipal election have had two opportunities recently to learn how the eight candidates for alderman feel about many issues facing Portland.

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Tennessee voters set a record on the first day of early voting, casting 273,325 ballots by voting early or absentee on Oct. 14.

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The Sumner County Board of Education didn’t do enough to protect a middle school student from being sexually harassed and assaulted by his teacher by failing to act on previous reports of the teacher’s questionable behavior, according to a civil lawsuit filed Monday in Sumner County Circuit Court.

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Portland’s first Fall Festival on Oct. 17, co-sponsored by the City and the Portland Chamber of Commerce, was a hit with locals.