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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Phil Wilson, CPA, has been appointed assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health Compliance Office. Wilson previously served as director of internal audit for TDH since 2013 and succeeds Mike Gaines, CPA, who retired in June.

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Knowing your community and having a passion for what you do are two key ingredients to owning a successful business; this has been part of the recipe for success for Nail Envy owners Vee Truong and BeBe Cao. Drawing from that success, the duo will open Envy Bar & Grille at 205 S. Broadwa…

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Dr. Del Phillips, Sumner County Director of Schools, is pleased to announce John Parker as the new principal/lead teacher at Sumner County’s Middle Technical College High School at Portland.

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College can seem complex and even scary for adult students. People who are considering college or who may have college credits and want to finish their degree, are invited to Volunteer State Community College Reconnect Information Sessions. The Reconnect events will feature one-on-one advisi…

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NuLife Physical Therapy, Inc. held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 11, 2016. The business is located adjacent to the Portland Prescription Shop.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s nursing homes are planning a variety of events in honor of National Nursing Home Week, which begins Mother’s Day, May 8, and continues through May 14. Gov. Bill Haslam has also proclaimed this time Nursing Home Week in Tennessee and encouraged all Tennesseans t…

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s State Funeral Board received 75 complaints in 2015 from consumers across the state. Actions varied from pre-planning funds not being deposited in the proper accounts to expired licenses.

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Residents of Highland Rim Terrace were part of a unique presentation last week as they became the first location in Portland to join Senior Crimestoppers, thanks to a partnership with Volunteer State Bank.

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TRICON3 Construction Inc. has recently opened in Portland. The business is a veteran-owned small business which specializes in concrete, masonry, steel erection, and general contracting.

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America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

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Volunteer State Community College will be hosting dozens of area employers for the Spring Job Career Fair on Wednesday, April 20. All job seekers are invited to attend.

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The Portland Community Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from applicants living in the Portland community and who are graduating from a Portland community high school or a recognized home school program. All applicants must be seeking higher education from an accredi…

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As seen on television and in the media, the “tiny house” movement is well underway. While many remain sentimental to their possessions and large living areas, others are embracing the idea of being minimalists. This social development is simple: Downsize and simplify your life by ridding you…

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NASHVILLE — Neon signs and billboards advertising payday loans are scattered across Tennessee, and legislation (HB 1954) introduced in the state House seeks to ensure existing state laws about the practice are enforced.

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Early voting for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary and Sumner County primary begins on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Sumner County Administration Building, located at 335 N. Belvedere Drive. The hours to vote are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be two opportuniti…

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In keeping with family tradition, Britt Gilbert has decided to rename Portland Funeral Chapel to Gilbert Funeral Home.

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about contractors making door-to-door or telephone solicitations offering to renovate or repair your home.

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Qualifying petitions for the August 4, 2016 Sumner County General Election and Federal and State Primary are now available at the Sumner County Election Commission office.

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Portland Finance Director Doug Yoeckel was one of 30 local officials who recently attended the Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) hosted by the UT Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership.

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Deputy Register of Deeds Cindy Briley was appointed to the interim position of Register of Deeds at Monday night’s Sumner County Commission meeting. The position became vacant with the death of Register of Deeds Pamela Whitaker. The vote was unanimous.

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STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. It causes students to think critically and independently figuring out solutions for research projects. Right here at Portland High Sc…

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In this hustle-and-bustle automated world, quilting has become somewhat of a lost art. But one local couple has big plans to open a local shop to provide materials and assistance with the craft of quilting.

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Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Qualified applicants may be eligible once a year to receive a payment to their home energy bill. The new program year begins Sept. 30, 2015.

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The members of the Sumner County Commission voted 19-1-1 to adopt provisions of the 2009 and 2015 International Residential Codes for Sumner County. In addition, the members of the commission voted to increase the construction fees when applying for a building permit. The new codes and incre…

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Portland Lady Panther soccer coach Ryan Goostree is optimistic about this years’ 2015 squad. Goostree returns several experienced players along with a large group of underclassmen that will be with the program for the next few seasons.

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The Volunteer State Bank recently bought David Amonette’s building in Gallatin with plans to relocate their Gallatin branch, which is currently located just down the road.

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The Building and Codes Department held a public hearing on Aug. 11 to explain the new amended International Codes Council (ICC) Codes and Permit Fee Structure that will be adopted for Sumner County.

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Officials with NuLife Physical Therapy, Inc. plan to open its newly renovated facility in Portland on Aug. 24. The business will be housed adjacent to the Portland Prescription Shop.

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NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Servpro Industries, Inc. officials announced today the company will expand its current operations in Gallatin. The cleaning and restoration services company will invest $738,000 and…

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Vista Landscape Design Construction and Nursery has recently opened in the Portland community at 2160 Highway 76. The business is owned by Air Force veterans Michael and his wife of 30 years Carmen Lowery.

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The Counting the Cost Tour sponsored by the Tennessee Justice Center’s stop in Gallatin on Monday, July 13 at the First Methodist Church was well attended.

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With the start of a new school year only weeks away, United Way of Sumner County (UWSC) is working with partners throughout the county to help make sure students have the basic materials they need on the first day of class.

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A Gallatin Coalition for Insure Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC), will sponsor a “Counting the Cost for Tennessee Communities” meeting on Monday, July 13, beginning at 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 149 W. Main Street in Gallatin. The coalition will pr…

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