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A Portland man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a knife on another man on July 28 at the Dollar General at 1070 North Broadway.

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For the first time, Sumner County Schools will allow most of the tedious registration forms to be filled out online in advance of students registering.

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To submit news to the Community Calendar or Church Bulletin, email information including event, date and time to Terry McCormick at tmccormick@portlandleader.net.

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Maybe it is a little early to be discussing the total solar eclipse that will pass through Portland on Aug. 21.

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The City of Portland is seeking a new city judge as longtime Judge Steve Glaser has announced he is stepping down and will reside in the Memphis area with his wife of 44 years, Sonja.

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Several new Tennessee laws went into effect Jan. 1, with the biggest change impacting public safety laws.

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The Portland Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to terminate the City of Portland Parks Director Steve Osborne at its Jan. 3, 2016 meeting.

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The Portland Leader is accepting nominations for Educator of the Year, to be presented at the 2017 Portland Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Feb. 21.

Kentucky's expanded Medicaid program covered approximately 11,000 substance-use treatment services in the second quarter of 2016, a huge increase from the 1,500 services from January through March 201

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Electrical malfunctions are blamed for two fires that totaled vehicles in Simpson County in late December.

Habitat for Humanity of Simpson County has named a new executive director.

FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order establishing the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) Program, designed to increase the Commonwealth's current low labor participation rate

WASHINGTON -- On Monday evening, Representative Goodlatte (VA-06) announced that House Republicans voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, stripping the non-partisan watchdog of its ability t

Simpson County Sheriff Jere D. Hopson presented the sheriff's office proposed 2017 budget to Simpson Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

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In a plea deal approved by Sumner County Criminal Court Judge Dee David Gay, Portland homeowner Yosvany Garcia will avoid jail time in his vandalism case that stemmed from illegally dumping spent motor oil into a Portland storm drain, contaminating a local creek.

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Christy Rogers, 44, of Portland, has been released from the Sumner County Jail after agreeing to a plea deal by the state in her charges of attempted first-degree murder stemming from an incident at Drakewood Apartments on Oct. 31, 2014.

A Franklin man pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Simpson District Court on Thursday, Dec. 1.

A Franklin man received a six-year sentence and $1,000 fine in Simpson Circuit Court.

Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue responded to two structure fires during November.

A Franklin Police officer is among 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the state honored by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety for their efforts to target impaired drivers.

2016 was a year of milestones in the Franklin-Simpson community, as several major community institutions and organizations celebrated major anniversaries.

November was the third consecutive month with more than one inch of below average rainfall in Franklin.

The Level One Drought Declaration issued for much of the state, including Simpson County, on Nov. 10 has been lifted by the Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Ca

Simpson County schools Superintendent Jim Flynn has received "accomplished" reviews from the Board of Education for his work during the 2015-16 school year. The board presented its annual review to Fl

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Last week's basketball coverage misstated the Franklin-Simpson Lady Cats' margin of victory over Edmonson County as 48-0. The final score was in fact slightly more competitive, 48-30, but still a vict

FRANKFORT -- As temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heatin

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