Portland singer and entertainer Ronnie McDowell has been making Christmas a little brighter for children in town for nearly four decades.

A woman whose body was found in a burning car on Dec. 15 at the Sumner County Board of Education parking lot has been tentatively identified as a resident of Portland.

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The East Robertson boys used an 11-0 run in a three minute to break open a tight game and go on to defeat Portland 61-51 on Dec. 21. The Panthers led 15-14 at the end of the first period and the game was tied at 23-23 at the break.

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The Portland girls finished up their pre-Christmas schedule on Dec. 21 by defeating East Robertson 41-28. The win snapped the Lady Panthers six-game losing streak and gave the Purple momentum heading into the second half of the season.