Sumner County government offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 for Christmas. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.
Government offices will also be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 for New Year's Day. Offices reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
Members of Leadership Sumner, the personal development program designed to educate potential and active community leaders, have pledged to raise funds for the Sumner County Drug Court so it can continue to provide services to individuals convicted of drug- and alcohol-related crimes.
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Sumner County is the third healthiest of Tennessee's 95 counties, according to a new report.
Only Williamson and Rutherford counties rank higher than Sumner in the Health Outcomes category, which represents how healthy a county is. Sumner ranks fifth of 95 in the Health Factors category, which represents what influences the health of the county.
"It is rewarding that Sumner County ranks so highly in this report," said County Executive Anthony Holt. "We pride ourselves on our quality of life here in Sumner County and these health rankings reinforce our commitment to healthier lifestyles."
The 2013 County Health Rankings rely on a comprehensive set of data and analysis that allows counties to see what it is that is making residents sick or healthy, and how they compare to other counties in the same state.
This is the fourth year of the Rankings, published online at www.countyhealthrankings.org by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.