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A $4,000 annual pay increase for all Sumner County teachers, principals and other certified employees will take effect in January following votes by the Sumner County Commission on Monday and the Sumner County Board of Education on Tuesday.

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Another property tax saga concluded on Tuesday, Aug. 20, after a six-hour meeting of budgetary talk and charged, passionate opinions, resulting in a tax rate of $2.262 per $100 of assessed value.

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With a change in trash pick-up providers set for July 1, the city’s public works department and aldermen have fielded hundreds of calls recently about missed trash collection, according to Public Works Committee Chairman Mark Skidmore.

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Hendersonville leaders voted on first reading Tuesday to adopt a $57 million budget that spends nearly a million dollars more than it takes in and eliminates entirely the annual assessment fee residents pay for residential trash pick-up. The budget also calls for a more than 13 percent prope…

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After lengthy discussion and hearty citizen disapproval of stripping the volunteer fire department of funding, the commission voted to table the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget appropriations and to approve a continuation budget at 1:28 a.m. on June 18.

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After two tense, chaotic committee meetings and a 720-signature petition, the potential greenway extension on Upper Station Camp Creek Road is off the table for now, but residents still face the possibility of losing land for an access road the county wants to build for a new sewer system fo…

Several local elected officials received awards at the Sumner Council of Governments, held last week in Westmoreland. The council is made up of all the cities and county governments in Sumner County and has been held since 1994.

I’m Russ Edwards, and I am running for Hendersonville City Alderman for Ward 3, the two year unexpired term. I am a native of Hendersonville. I have been a business owner and private attorney practicing with my father, Mike Edwards, in Hendersonville since 2003.

A financial advisor and co-founder of the Tennessee United Soccer Club was appointed Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Ward 4 Alderman Andy Gilley.

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A former female public works department employee who filed a federal lawsuit against the city in 2015, alleging wrongful termination and sexual harassment, will receive $120,000 from the city’s insurance carrier, according to a settlement agreement approved Aug. 14 by the city’s Board of May…

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Although the city’s planning commission and Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted years ago to close a portion of Drake’s Creek Road in conjunction with the development of nearby Durham Farms, that closure may not happen anytime soon, according to Public Works Committee Chairman Mark Skidmore.

For more than three decades Andy Gilley has been a fixture at one Hendersonville park or another – first as a player, and most recently as a coach at Hendersonville High School.   

Early voting in the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primaries began July 13. Election day is just around the corner on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary’s three-day suspension of Public Works Director Chip Moore without pay earlier this year will remain overturned after Clary abruptly withdrew his appeal to have it reinstated Tuesday.

Tommy N. Hay announces his write-in candidacy for the TN Republican US Senate Position to replace Bob Corker.

Out of 12 county commission districts in the Aug. 2 County General election, only seven will be contested races.

In the Unites States House of Representatives District 6 Republican primary, Bob Corlew, Judd Matheny, Christopher Brian Monday, John Rose and Lavern Vivio are vying for the party’s nomination to fill the seat that will be vacated by Congressman Diane Black (R-Gallatin) who announced last ye…

Early voting for the Federal and State Primary and the Sumner County General Election begins Friday, July 13 and continues through Saturday, July 28 at the Sumner County Administration Building, room 112, 355 N. Belvedere Dr. in Gallatin.

Brian Washko is the new director of codes for the City of Hendersonville. He has over 30 years in building department administration serving many functions such as building inspector, plans examiner and building official.

An ordinance that prohibits the intentional feeding of deer within the Hendersonville city limits and imposes a $50 fine for those who do feed deer, easily passed a first reading of the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen on June 26.

In a surprise move weeks before a vote on the next fiscal year budget, one alderman is proposing the city hire a city administrator to manage many of the duties currently handled by Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary.