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Six individuals from Portland were among those on the Austin Peay State University Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2021.

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Gov. Bill Lee recently announced that the extra federal unemployment aid offered amid the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t available in Tennessee starting July 3, including the end of $300 weekly additional payments.

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Mobile-only sports betting in Tennessee has brought in $18.5 million in privilege tax revenue over the first six months that wagers have been accepted, a regulator said last Tuesday.

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Portland High School’s 2020-2021 retiring Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers were recognized at the organization’s awards banquet, which was held on May 15 in the school auditorium. Those individuals include:(front row, from left) Cadence Cole, secretary; Maddie Rippy, membership coord…

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Portland High School’s 2020-2021 retiring Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers embraced one another as they watched a slide show highlighting their year of service.

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Portland High FFA students who teamed up to place second in the Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event include (from left) Robin Brewer, Aaron Graves, Kolby Ward and Rachel Brizendine.

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Pictured, from left, are Lexi Rush, Savannah Henry, Savannah Barnhill and Lane Petitt. Emaleigh Barber, Tristan Jones and Mia Parkin are not pictured.

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Pictured, from left, are Aaron Graves, Stephanie Kenyon and Kolby Ward. Team members Auri Ross and Caleb Bryan are not pictured.

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Students representing the Portland FFA in the individual public speaking career development events were Cadence Cole (from left) and Stephanie Kenyon. Kenyon represented the chapter in prepared public speaking, while Cole represented the chapter in the job interview career development events…

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Recipients of the American FFA Degree, which is the highest honor one can receive, include (from left) Tyler Hodges and Mason Bradley. Fellow recipients Andrew Elrod and Anysa Dodson were also awarded.

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Students competing for the Portland FFA in the parliamentary procedure career development events at the district level include (from left) Kolby Ward, Emma Baid , Lillian Staggs, Maddie Rippy, Stephanie Kenyon and Robin Brewer.

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Kim Rice didn’t condone her kids’ behavior when they occassionally were disciplined.

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It was announced by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe on May 17 that Ascent Buildings will soon begin production in Portland.

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The top 10% of the Portland High School graduating class was recognized during last Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony. Those individuals include: Garret Bates, Jolene Batie, Rachel Brizendine, Haven Caldwell, Olivia Capps, Avery Cranford, Bianna Cuba, Mayleigh Dougl…

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Graduates sang the Portland High alma mater after receiving their diplomas during Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Portland High’s graduating DECA members pose for a picture following Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Portland High School salutatorian Riley Morris spoke during last Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Among the graduates who received awards during last Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony were: (from left) Ellie West, silver key award; Jolene Batie, DAR award; Devyn Fuqua, Danforth award; Riley Morris, Danforth award; and Avery Cranford, gold key award.

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Graduates moved their tassels over near the conclusion of Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Graduates wait before making their way to the stage during last Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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The Portland High School Ensemble sings the national anthem during last Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Quinten Rhodes ( right) — who is being congratulated by Portland High Principal David Woods — received and wore the Renaissance signed gown at Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Desiree Woods receives her diploma from Portland High School Principal David Woods.

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Friends Mercades Fresen and Haley Griggs pose for a photo after receiving their diplomas following Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Abigail Pasaal and Bryant Hernandez pose for a photo after receiving their diplomas following Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Portland High School valedictorian Avery Cranford spoke during Saturday morning’s Portland High School graduation ceremony.

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Portland’s J.W. Wiseman Elementary School has been chosen as one of the 176 schools across the state that were selected as part of the second group of trauma-informed schools in Tennessee.

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Plateau Pediatrics in Crossville combines an information-filled website, digital tools such as electronic medical records, and traditional face-to-face visits to provide quality patient care.

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In the mother/daughter pageant, winners included (from left) Emily and Kaylee Moses (second runner-up), Valisa and Aria Martin (first runner-up) and Zara and Annabelle Roe (winner).

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In the 13-15-year-old age group, winners included (from left) Shelby Parrigan (second runner-up), Chevie Hester (most photogenic) and Callie Head (first runner-up).

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In the 1-year-old boys age group, winners included (from left) Colt Woodall (first runner-up), Oliver Neace (second runner-up) and Charleston Trammell (winner and most photogenic).

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In the 0-6-month-old girls age group, winners included (from left) Lily Evans (first runner-up), Kaylee Moses (winner), Ryann Meadows (second runner-up) and Parker Mandrell (most photogenic).

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In the 7-9-year-old age group, winners included (from left) Taylin Hooper (Little Miss Portland) and Charlotte Parsons (Portland queen).

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In the 5-6-year-old boys age group, Malaki Johnson was named Mr. Tiny Tot.

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In the 0-6-month-old boys age group, winners included (from left) Zay’vion Johnson (second runner-up), Callaway Collins (winner and most photogenic) and Crew Keen (first runner-up).

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In the 7-9-year-old age group, winners included (from left) Addison Jones (first runner-up), Kennedy Moore (third runner-up), Morgan Loftis (second runner-up) and Addison Jones (first runner-up and most photogenic).

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In the 5-6-year-old girls age group, winners included (from left) Ella Jessee (first runner-up), Ella Camp (second runner-up) and Cortlynn Joins (Miss Tiny Tot and most photogenic).

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In the 10-12-year-old age group, winners included (from left) Rhealyn Napier (most photogenic), Rebekah Jackson (third runner-up), Zoe Little (second runner-up) and Taylor Hooper (first runner-up).

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In the 16-19-year-old age division at the 2021 Strawberry Pageant, winners included (from left) Jordyn Latimer (fourth runner-up and most photogenic), Victoria Huicochea (third runner-up), Arista Rigsby (second runner-up), and Kayden Smith (first runner-up).

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In the 7-12-month-old boys age group, winners included (from left) Isaiah Dickerson (winner), Kyson Box (first runner-up), Weston Douglas (second runner-up) and Kashtyn Murdock (most photogenic).

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In the 1-year-old girls age group, winners included (from left) Ryleigh Wilson (most photogenic), Rylee Kay Sherbeyn (first runner-up), Okennlii Walker (second runner-up) and Olivia Groves (winner).