Callis honored as Sumner County Mayor of the Year

School bus involved in crash

A Sumner County school bus was involved in a single vehicle crash on Thursday, Sept. 28, at approximately 6:50 a.m. The Portland Police Department and other agencies were dispatched to the area of New Deal Potts Road and College Street on a report of a school bus off the roadway. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the bus had left the […]

Taking Flight Gala soars to success

The Portland Chamber of Commerce Taking Flight Gala was another successful event for the organization.  The event was held at the Portland Municipal Airport, with the Collins hanger being turned into a beautiful ballroom. In all, 165 tickets were sold for the event. The event began with the Famous Magic Steve performing while guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails. This was […]


Deana Carter performs to sold-out, enthusiastic Temple audience

The sold out crowd for the Deana Carter acoustical performance was very pleased with her appearance Sunday night at the Temple Theatre.  She stood barefoot on a Persian rug as she sang many of the audience’s favorites during her acoustical performance. Her husband Jim McPhail played the guitar as she sang.  During her hour-and-a-half performance she sang many favorites and […]

Fall Fest on-going at Bottom View Farms

Bottom View Farms Fall Fest is under way for the 2023 season.  The first day was Sept. 25, but planning began several months earlier when the pumpkins and sunflowers were planted at just the right time to be ready for the fest. Ralph Cook has been doing the Fall Fest for more than 10 years. The fest is open seven […]

Samusi Hibachi makes inroads in Portland

The Portland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Samusi Hibachi food truck last week.  The food truck’s owners are McEnroe Ardos and his wife Jessica Wolphagen. The family operates two food trucks, one is mobile and the one in Portland is in a permanent location. Their mobile truck is a member of Street Food Finder and Best Food Trucks […]

Calendar of events

Fields of Faith set for Oct. 10 Fields of Faith will be held Oct. 10 at the Portland High School football field bheind Portland East Middle School. It is a night of tailgating and testimonies. Tailgating begins at 5 p.m., with the event starting at 6:30 p.m., with live worship and student testimonies. There will be games, inflatables and the […]

North Sumner Elementary Students of the Month for September

Sumner County Property Transfers, Aug. 24-30

Cottontown Justin and Pamela Gregory to 255 South Rd LLC, 255 South Rd., Cottontown, $376,176.23. Kravar Properties LLC to Sergey and Inna Dmitriyev, 0 Little Bethel Rd., Cottontown, $135,000. Gallatin Steven and Deborah Brown Trustees of the Steven R. Brown and Deborah S. Brown Joint Trust to David and Ellen Bittner, 208 Black Thorn Ln., Gallatin, $595,000. Sadetra Douglas to […]

AAA: Tennessee gas prices fall seven cents

Tennessee is third least-expensive state in nation for gas prices

For the second week in a row, gas prices across Tennessee have decreased. On average, gas prices across the state fell seven cents over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.30 which is 12 cents less expensive than one month ago but 11 cents more than one year ago.   “Despite oil prices stubbornly staying elevated, pump prices have declined for the second consecutive week,” said Megan Cooper, […]

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