News & Notices

Election results at www.votesumnertn.org

Results of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 election will be posted on the Sumner County Election Commission website, www.votesumnertn.org, as they become available after 7 p.m. Additionally, results will be posted on the front door of the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Gallatin.

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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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Nov. 1 is deadline to sign up to be a Tennessee Promise mentor

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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