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For the third consecutive year, the Portland Chamber of Commerce won the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Event Excellence Award for its farm to table dinner.

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Recently, the FDA gave full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, with approval of the Moderna and J&J vaccines to follow. This removes the Pfizer vaccine from the emergency use classification to full approval classification as all other FDA approved medications.

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The Portland City Council took the first major step toward the $1 million proposed remodel of the city’s police station at its Aug. 16 meeting.

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Mixed messages from state officials seem to be hampering efforts by school officials across the state to juggle the desire to keep schools open while trying to keep them closed to COVID-19.

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Portland Police answered a domestic call and instead ended up making drug bust in an incident on Aug. 25 on Scattersville Road.

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Portland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sherri Ferguson was chosen as the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Director of the Year for 2021.

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A Portland man was arrested on Aug.13 on charges of theft through a rental scam he allegedly conducted with prospective clients.

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Portland East Middle School football coach Hunter Hicks wasn’t happy with his team’s start or finish in a 40-16 loss to visiting Knox Doss-Drakes Creek last Tuesday night at Edgar Johnson Stadium.

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Tennessee Sixth District Congressman John Rose made an appearance at the Portland Chamber of Commerce and Portland Lions Club’s joint luncheon, which was held on Aug. 17 at the Temple Theatre in Portland.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced last week that vehicle emissions testing in five Tennessee counties, including Sumner, will end on Jan. 14, 202,2 now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a revision to the state’s air quality plan.

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Portland Police DepartmentSteven Block, 63, of the 100 block of Heritage Drive, Portland, was charged with domestic assault on Aug. 11 by Officer Ty Wilson. Bond was set at $3,000 with a court date scheduled for Sept. 8.

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Every Republican member of the Tennessee House, including Portland’s William Lamberth, has joined a call for a special session of the General Assembly to limit the ability of local officials to set rules aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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The chief medical officer at Sumner Regional Medical Center took to social media last week to decry the lack of hospital beds due to rising COVID-19 numbers.

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GALLATIN — The Portland High School football team tuned up for Friday’s season opener with Westmoreland by dropping a 9-0 decision to host Gallatin last Friday evening in the Green Wave Jamboree, which was held at Green Wave Stadium.

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Since one COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency-use authorization for individuals ages 12 and up, I have received many questions from parents who want to do the best thing for their child’s health and wellness — now and in the future.

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There was a ribbon-cutting held on Aug. 10 for the Purple Cloth, located at 505 Martin Chapel Road in Portland. The Purple Cloth handles bridal and formal alterations, custom embroidery, quilt finishing and embroidery, and on-site wedding day dress emergency services.

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There was a ribbon cutting and grand reopening held last Saturday at Hands of Hope, located at 101 Russell St. in Portland. The newly renovated, free grocery store allows clients to get what they need for their household every two weeks.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee saw a 90-% increase in people receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination over the previous two weeks, Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said last Friday.

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When Jenny Cline went on vacation two years ago, it didn’t exactly go as planned.

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Sumner County Schools has placed a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on its website to address parent questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as a new school year begins.

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Gov. Bill Lee and Commissioner David Salyers of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced last week more than $14.8 million in loans for two Sumner County municipalities to improve water infrastructure.

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Portland-area residents who have often had questions about law-enforcement tactics may soon have the opportunity to find out those answers.

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Almost 1,000 students from the Portland area are expected to convene on Richland Park this Saturday morning for the 12th annual Back to School Bash.

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Christopher Wayne Mooneyhan, 53, of Portland, passed away on June 24, 2021. He was born in Portland on Sept. 10, 1967, to Larry Wayne Mooneyhan and Patricia Ann White.

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There was a ribbon-cutting held July 14 at Ascent Buildings, which is located at 214 Fountainhead Road in Portland. Ascent Buildings is a pre-engineered steel building manufacturer that specializes in manufacturing structural systems, roof systems, wall panels and additional architectural an…

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Area individuals will have a unique option for a “night out” soon.

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The Portland Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the American Job Center to hold a job fair on Aug. 6 in the gymansium at Portland First Baptist Church.