News & Notices

County prepares for health emergencies

The Sumner Emergency Management Agency and Sumner County Emergency Medical Services recently hosted a forum to discuss the potential outbreak(s) of infectious diseases in our community. Sixty state and local representatives from the fields of health care, public health, law enforcement, fire service, EMS, EMA and education, took part in the forum.

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Tennessee Promise needs volunteer mentors

Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt has designated tnAchieves to serve as the local partnering organization to help organize and support Tennessee Promise, Gov. Bill Haslam’s vision to provide a tuition-free opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a college credential.   Tennessee Promise offers two years of tuition-free community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates beginning with the Class of 2015. 
 
Coupled with the Tennessee Promise scholarship, every student will be paired with a mentor to support the student through admission and financial aid paperwork, motivate the student to meet deadlines, and perhaps most importantly, encourage the student to reach his/her potential.
 
tnAchieves is currently recruiting volunteer mentors in Sumner County. Mentors spend approximately one hour monthly working with high school seniors to ensure they make a smooth transition from high school to college.  tnAchieves will train all mentor applicants, provide them with a mentor handbook, and communicate with them throughout their experience with the program.  To apply, visit www.tnachieves.org/mentor-application

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Re-enactment brings history to life

For the first time in over 200 years, the Sumner County legislative body convened at the historic Douglass-Clark House on Monday, July 21. The event was attended by over 350 people and included a re-enactment of a County Court meeting from the late 1780s and the introduction of descendants of the Douglass and Clark families. County Executive Anthony Holt dedicated the newly restored historic structure which served as one of Sumner County's earliest courthouses.

For coverage by the Portland Leader, click here.

Click here to watch the reenactment on Hendersonville Online.

To view NewsChannel5's coverage of the evening, click here.

For News Examiner/Star News coverage, click here.

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