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Some Sumner County teens, including from Portland High School, are getting the chance to learn how the court system works and perhaps use it as a stepping stone to a career path in the judicial system.

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The Sumner County Grand Jury indicted five Portland men during its September term.

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A resolution was scheduled to go before the Portland City Council at Monday night's meeting that would provide up to $75,000 for the city to put toward pay range and wage adjustments for the Portland Police Department.

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Nancy Clevenger was only 2 years old when she and her siblings were adopted into separate families, and she went through life believing she would never have a connection with a brother or sister.

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When current Days Gone By Museum curator Larry Parker first laid eyes on the collection of Joey and Kathleen Collins, he was impressed.

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The Portland City Council heard a request from Portland Police Chief Anthony Heavner at the Sept. 3 meeting to upgrade the city's car and body cameras.

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Newly hired certified police officers will receive a signing bonus when they officially join the force, following a resolution passed at the Tuesday meeting of the Portland City Council.

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The Portland City Council approved two charter changes to be sent to the Tennessee Legislature's next session in January.

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Longtime photojournalist and Portland resident Frank Empson died on Sept. 3 at home. He was 85.

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Portland Police arrested two suspects and charged them with possession of meth for resale after they were caught with 140 doses of the drug in their vehicle on Sept. 1.

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A Portland man was arrested after he admitted to firing a shot into his neighbor's pickup truck as the neighbor drove past his house on the night of Aug. 23, hitting the victim in the forearm.

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Mt. Juliet is preparing both logistically and legislatively to deploy automated license plate readers, unanimously voting for a statute of limitations on how long law enforcement can keep pictures.

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Following six hours of debate, the Sumner County Commission approved its fiscal year budget and a 17% increase on property tax at its meeting held Aug. 19, and citizens are set to receive their bills by Oct. 1.

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A Portland man is facing charges of vandalism and domestic assault after he allegedly destroyed the inside of his mother's home during an act of rage.

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A Portland man who allegedly stole a $50,000 Bobcat bulldozer apparently didn't take into account that the device had a GPS tracking system built into it.

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The third annual Farm to Table Dinner, held Saturday on Main Street in downtown Portland, was the best ever in some respects.

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A Portland man was arrested after a man saw his neighbor's tractor in a ditch and an unfamiliar truck on the neighbor's property on Aug. 18.

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A Portland man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a knife on another man on July 28 at the Dollar General at 1070 North Broadway.

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For the first time, Sumner County Schools will allow most of the tedious registration forms to be filled out online in advance of students registering.

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Maybe it is a little early to be discussing the total solar eclipse that will pass through Portland on Aug. 21.

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The City of Portland is seeking a new city judge as longtime Judge Steve Glaser has announced he is stepping down and will reside in the Memphis area with his wife of 44 years, Sonja.

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Several new Tennessee laws went into effect Jan. 1, with the biggest change impacting public safety laws.

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The Portland Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to terminate the City of Portland Parks Director Steve Osborne at its Jan. 3, 2016 meeting.

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The Portland Leader is accepting nominations for Educator of the Year, to be presented at the 2017 Portland Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Feb. 21.

Habitat for Humanity of Simpson County has named a new executive director.

FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order establishing the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) Program, designed to increase the Commonwealth's current low labor participation rate

WASHINGTON -- On Monday evening, Representative Goodlatte (VA-06) announced that House Republicans voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, stripping the non-partisan watchdog of its ability t

Simpson County Sheriff Jere D. Hopson presented the sheriff's office proposed 2017 budget to Simpson Fiscal Court on Tuesday.