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          The City of Portland’s Enterprise Budget will include a 15 percent increase in the sewer rate to help fund Phase 2 of the sewer project which comes in at a cost of $9 million for work at the plant and $6 million for work on the collection system.

My name is David Ross and I am announcing my candidacy running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Tennessee’s 6th District. I am the Libertarian candidate for Rep and would be honored to represent everyone from any political party.

The newly elected Sumner County Commissioners were sworn in at a special called meeting held on Sept. 4. The eight newcomers to the commission joined the 16 reelected commissioners accepting their oaths of office as a group. County Executive Anthony Holt administered the oath of office.

Portland mayoral candidates Beverly Watson and Mike Callis both had meet and greet events on Thursday evening, Aug. 23. Watson’s event was held at Crafton’s Red Barn, while Callis held his at Milo Cafe Coffee Shop.

An approved amendment to the City of Portland charter opens the door for former City Recorder Doug Yoeckle to return to the city fulltime. The city council passed a resolution to amend the charter of the city for a second time in 2018 on Aug. 20. 

Jamie Chambers addressed the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night to explain a program she and her husband are advocating for the local community to help combat the opioid and drug addiction crisis.

Approximately $662,249 in paving projects was approved by city leaders July 30. The 18 projects are the paving priorities for fiscal year 2019. Some of the money allotted is carried over from the 2018 budget.

Early voting for the Federal and State Primary and the Sumner County General Election began Friday, July 13 and continues through Saturday, July 28 at the Sumner County Administration Building, room 112, 355 N. Belvedere Dr. in Gallatin.

In the Unites States House of Representatives District 6 Republican primary, Bob Corlew, Judd Matheny, Christopher Brian Monday, John Rose and Lavern Vivio are vying for the party’s nomination to fill the seat that will be vacated by Congressman Diane Black (R-Gallatin) who announced last ye…