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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.

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Two of the three men who are charged with multiple store robberies in Sumner County were additionally charged with a similar robbery at the BP South at the intersection of Highway 109 and Fountain Head Road.

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The Portland Police Department said goodbye to a combined six decades of experience at the Jan. 6 city council meeting when Mayor Mike Callis and the council honored retiring Police Chief Anthony Heavner and long-time officer Kenneth Rippy.

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The sixth Hall of fame class at Portland High School was recognized last Friday between the girls’ and boys’ basketball game. Four new inductees were added to the 22 that were already in the Hall of Fame.

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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.