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Portland Police Department

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Portland's Strawberry Crate was honored by the Greater Nashville Regional Council at the organization's 52nd Annual Awards Luncheon, held on Sept. 25 at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville.

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Portland Police Department

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When students returned to Portland High School this fall, they were greeted with a colorful new library, complete with movable seating, charging stations and an array of iMacs.

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After weeks of hot and dry weather leading into the fall fire season, Sumner County was placed under a burn ban until further notice effective Sept. 24.

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Portland's middle school STEM teachers were chosen to join the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative last month, offering a yearlong professional development opportunity they aim to take advantage of as the first nine weeks draw to a close.

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The Sumner County Commission approved a series of budget appropriations at its meeting Sept. 16, including one that will see school resource officers placed in all existing county schools over the coming months.

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State Rep. William Lamberth, majority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives, visited Portland on Sept. 17 to provide a legislative update at the Portland Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon.

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U.S. Tsubaki's Conveyor Operations Division has been active in Portland for 30 years, and now the manufacturing chain is bringing its automotive division into the community.

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Mayor Mike Callis and other city officials had a meeting in mid-September with CSX Railroad officials and representatives from the Tennessee Department of Transportation regarding upgrading the crossing signals through downtown Portland.

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The Portland City Hall renovation took a big step this past week as advertisements for bids on the project went out to prospective contractors.

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A new LED sign may soon be erected at Richland Park and shared by both the Portland Parks Department and the neighboring Portland Public Library.

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The Portland City Council approved a resolution that would appropriate up to $75,000 to the Portland Police Department in order to make their wages more competitive and closer to other departments in the area.

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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.