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When Portland City Hall was cleared out last week to begin construction, it took with it a familiar and helpful face.

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The inaugural Coffee & Conversation event that allows citizens to hear directly from their elected representatives was a big success for the first time around.

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The Portland Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner last Tuesday night at the Southern Occasions Event Center with a number of businesses and individuals honored for their outstanding accomplishments for 2019.

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A police chase that began in Hendersonville on Feb. 2 and ended at the old Swifty gas station across from Portland East Middle School last Tuesday led to the arrest of a Nashville man, who is a convicted sex offender, on multiple charges.

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This photo taken by WTVF Channel 5 shows the crash scene Friday night that killed three people on I-65 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state border.

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The City of Portland has been rebuffed in previous attempts to have a school zone sign placed on Highway 52 in front of Gateview Elementary.

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After a one week delay, city employees were able to completely vacate Portland City Hall on Friday and begin setting up shop at two different primary locations nearby.

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Police stopped George Grider, 48, of 634 Morgantown Road, Apt. 44, Franklin, Ky., after his silver Kia was swerving across the yellow line shortly after 3 a.m. on the day in question.

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The Portland Police Department is doing well in its efforts to fight the opioid crisis, and to save lives associated with overdoses from both prescription and street drugs.

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The annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraiser banquet will be held March 24 at First Baptist Church in Portland with former Tennessee Titans assistant coach Alan Lowry scheduled as the featured speaker.

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The list of elected officials appearing for the first Spring Coffee & Conversation has been confirmed for the first meeting on Friday, Feb. 14.

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The Portland Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2019 Awards Dinner on Feb. 11 at Southern Occasions Event Center to honor those businesses and individuals who excelled last year.

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A Cottontown man has been charged with vehicular homicide following blood test results from a December crash on Highway 76 at killed a man in another vehicle.

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Alexis Shiann Bentley and Keith Justin Hodges, of 633 College St., Portland, on Jan. 17.

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Sarah Maxine Perdue, age 81, passed away on Jan. 30, 2020 in Portland, TN. She was born in Gallatin on Dec. 11, 1938 to the late John David Templeton and Earlene Maxey-Templeton.

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Portland Mayor Mike Callis, who is also an ordained minister, recently stepped down from his long-time post as lead pastor at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Portland.

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The City of Portland, with help from the Portland High School DECA Club, is on the verge of turning a longed for change into a reality.

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Dennis Keith Jones, 62 of Portland passed Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at TriStar Medical Center in Portland. He was Born Jan. 22,1957 to the late Cecil Jones and Ruby Leene Church Jones.

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As the Portland Leader leaves its longtime home at 109 S. Broadway, the city and history buffs are the beneficiary.

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Stormwater manager Carlton Cobb (left) and Mayor Mike Callis assist in transporting items from the Portland Leader building to the Portland City Museum.

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The January session of the Sumner County Grand Jury indicted three Portland men.

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The move of Portland City Hall is already under way and would be further along with some cooperation from the cable company.

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Charles Hunter (seated) is holding his great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Binkley, as this photo represents five generations of his family. Standing, from left, are Michael Brummett, Marlene Dean and Makayla Brummett.

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Harbor Freight Tools, America’s leading retailer of quality tools at the lowest prices, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Franklin, Ky. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m.

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Portland East 2019-20 Teacher of the Year Julie Williams, shown with PEMS principal Jackson Howell, has taught at the school for 16 years.

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Below are the names of local area Western Kentucky University students who were named to the Dean’s and President’s List. Included are the students’ names and their hometown cities.

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The Portland Public Library has a new head librarian, and after about six weeks on the job, she is already finding out how friendly folks here can be.

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A Portland man was charged with domestic assault after he and his wife got into an argument over the way she cut her teenage son’s hair.

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Derek Ryan Bean and Stacey Marie Swift Richardson, 154 Hwy. 259, Portland, on Dec. 23.

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A Portland man was charged with domestic assault after making multiple violent threats against his wife and members of her family.

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For many years, a group of retired Portland coaches and administrators, plus a few others in large group of friends and acquaintances have held a pool to select college football bowl games.

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An early morning fire last Wednesday destroyed Today’s Tool & Machine Shop, located at 1346 Academy Road in Portland.

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The Portland boys extended a seven-point first quarter lead to 14 at halftime and cruised to a 58-41 win over visiting Hendersonville Friday night in the Hall of Fame game. It was the first district win of the year for the Panthers.