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The Tennessee Department of Education last week launched a new database that will report COVID-19 information at school and district levels, including numbers of new positive COVID-19 cases in both districts and schools.

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The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed an extensive evaluation of the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Program, which was created by the General Assembly in 2014 to give more high-school graduates an opportunity to earn an associate degree or technical diploma.

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It was announced last week that Sumner County students in the lower grades would be going back to school in normal capacity beginning this week.

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Facebook has begun construction on what will be an estimated $800-million investment in Sumner County with the development of a data center in Gallatin.

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More than ever, Corey Brewer has been domesticated over the past few months.

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The Portland City Council approved a measure providing for term limits for both the council and the mayor’s office during its July 20 meeting.

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Karen Cole felt the need to break away.

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A few springs back, I traveled to Twin Falls, Idaho, to make a speaking presentation for the Idaho Ag Bankers Association.

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Glen Gregory is announcing his candidacy for reelection to the Sumner County School Board, representing the 10th educational district.

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Across Tennessee and the country, many Fourth of July celebrations are being dialed back because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Portland City Council approved a $10.728-million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and took steps toward a referendum on raising the sales tax during its June 22 meeting.

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For several weeks, my colleagues and I have been examining ways to address historic revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time, balancing our state budget and continuing to effectively address the needs of Tennesseans.

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An investigation remains underway after the Portland Exxon was robbed during the early-morning hours of June 16.

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many apart, the owners of Portland’s Top of the Ridge Restaurant are hoping to bring people together for an Independence Day celebration.

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The Portland Planning Commission had lengthy discussion at its virtual meeting on June 9 regarding regulating vegetable stands in the area before finally voting by a 6-4 margin to defer decision on the matter.

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Portland High School’s Class of 2020 will hold its graduation ceremony next week, although it will look slightly different than has been the norm after being delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recently, my colleagues and I returned to Nashville to resume committee meetings and begin the process of completing our calendars for the year. Thanks to the hard work of the staff inside the Cordell Hull Building and House chamber, we have implemented logical precautions in accordance with…

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The Portland City Council rejected by a 5-2 vote a number of new planning and zoning fees during its June 1 meeting, which was held electronically pursuant to Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 16.