News & Notices

Over 350 attend dedication of historic building

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.

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

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Early voting continues through Aug. 2

Early voting for the Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Sumner County general election, state and federal primaries and a state general election for the retention of statewide judges continues through Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Gallatin. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Additionally, satellite voting will be conducted on seven different days in various locations. Click here to view the complete early voting schedule.

Click here for a sample ballot.

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Sumner retains health ranking

Sumner County remains the third healthiest of Tennessee's 95 counties, according to a recent report.

Only Williamson and Knox counties rank higher than Sumner in the Health Factors category, which represents what influences the health of a county. Sumner ranks fourth in the Health Outcomes category, which represents how healthy a county is.The 2014 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 fifth year of the rankings, published online at www.countyhealthrankings.org by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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