At an Eagle Court of Honor held on Feb. 13, 2016, Alexander Ponce received his Eagle pin and badge. The Eagle Court of Honor was held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, where the troop is chartered. Judge Joe Thompson was the keynote speaker at the event.

Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

First year track coach Kurt Scheib has high hopes for this year's Portland High School despite the loss of several experienced participants from last season, including John Payne. Scheib returns several quality runners and throwers from a year ago and has been pleased with the work ethics of…

A traveling photo memorial of Tennessee's fallen soldiers will be on display for the next two weeks in Gallatin.

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Portland firefighter accused of sexually assaulting a child.

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring cities to develop a Stormwater Program to reduce the amount of pollutants going into local streams. Cities are being required to monitor stormwater as it enters an outfall point. The city of Portland's stormwater collects and disch…

Dr. Lou Ponce competed in a ballroom dance competition in Nashville late February with dance instructor/partner Katie May Lee. The duo competed in the Latin, or rhythm, competition and was awarded first place. The Latin dance competition includes Swing, Rumba, Cha-cha, Samba, Merengue and Ma…

Bernie Sanders wants to give Americans free college education. This sounds good to any parent who has three or four college age children.

When it was announced that there would be a "Full House," sequel, I was among the '90's kids rejoicing (and jamming out to MC Hammer). While I didn't know exactly what to expect, I didn't expect to relate to the older D.J. and Stephanie Tanner so ridiculously much. No, I don't have three kid…

I feel like I'm (prematurely?) reaching the age where I can dictate exactly what's going on in my life by the physical ailments I'm currently suffering from. The past few days have been pretty action-packed for me, and I have the battle scars to prove it. My immobility and relentless pain fr…

Members of the Portland Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a work study meeting on March 7, 2016. The board was given an update on the proposed disc golf course slated for Meadowbrook Park.

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…

Michael Little of Gallatin has been indicted by a Sumner County Grand Jury on two counts of robbery and one felony count of theft after an investigation identified Little as the suspect in a short-lived crime spree that included the Dec. 4, 2015 robbery of Panther Market, located on the corn…

Members of the Mayor and Board of City Aldermen for the City of Portland voted at the March 7 meeting to request State Rep. William Lamberth introduce an amendment before the Tennessee General Assembly to amend the portion of the city charter regarding the superintendent of public works.

City of Portland Mayor Ken Wilber and Aldermen are investing in a planning and design study for the north gateway of Portland starting at the new I-65 exit, and along the triangle of Hwy 31 West and 109 North that connects to Hwy 52 that will be completed this summer. The purpose of this Nor…

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