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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Early voting runs Oct. 15-30

Early voting for the Nov. 4, 2014 state and federal general Eeection and Sumner County municipalities begins Wednesday, Oct. 15 and continues through Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Gallatin. Satellite voting will be conducted in four other cities.

Click here for the early voting schedule.

Click here to view a sample ballot.

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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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