Portland’s Fire Department has a new chief as of last week after long-time head Al West retired after a 41-year career.
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.
As the city continues to grow, Portland officials are looking into how to best utilize available water resources and improve infrastructure to accommodate an increased population.
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.
A Sumner County woman and her husband are charged with TennCare fraud for misrepresenting their circumstances in order to enroll in the state’s healthcare insurance program.
Members of the Portland City Council discussed potential changes to the ordinances governing sales of fireworks during their Aug. 17 meeting.
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.
As the high-school football season opens this week, schools across Tennessee are adjusting to new Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) guidelines.
Trousdale County deputies recently arrested a Portland man after a high-speed chase and charged him with a number of offenses, including evading arrest and drug possession.
Body cameras for police officers and in-car cameras were points of discussion between Portland’s police chief and the city council during their Aug. 3 meeting.
Sumner County will continue to require masks be worn in public after Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt extended his executive order until Aug. 29.
The Sumner County Board of Education has approved changes to the district’s reopening plan that will allow younger children to attend school five days a week.
Painting with words and melodies is what Portland native Ronnie McDowell has become best known for over a decades-long career in country music.
The Sumner County Commission approved at its June 29 meeting a zoning change that could cost Portland an estimated $40,000 annually.
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.
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.
Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jody McDowell entered Cracker Barrel for a routine breakfast trip, but he left moved by an act of kindness from two strangers.
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.
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.
Tennessee senators on Thursday approved a revised $39.4-billion budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1 which eliminates previously-promised pay raises for teachers, most state workers and higher education employees.
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…
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.