News & Notices
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240 will conduct the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013. The event takes place at Veterans Park, adjacent to the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Gallatin. The public is invited to attend.
The program will include a POW/MIA ceremony, Gold Star Family recognition, a rifle salute, the playing of Taps, Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver singing the National Anthem, and keynote speaker Fred Tucker, former Tennessee Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.
Sumner County government offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
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.
Consumers hit by income loss or reduction can apply today for mortgage payment relief.
Answering 12 simple questions at www.KeepMyTNHome.org establishes eligibility. Tennessee Housing Development Agency is able to make mortgage payments for eligible homeowners through the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund.
The program is designed to help unemployed and substantially underemployed homeowners meet their mortgage obligations. Tennessee was allocated $217,315,593 million dollars for the program which is administered by states’ housing finance agencies.
The upcoming renovation of the historic Douglass-Clark House was featured recently on NewsChannel 5. The structure, which was used as one of Sumner County's earliest courthouses, is located off Long Hollow Pike and is a trailhead for the Station Camp Greenway.
Click here to view the segment by reporter Marcus Washington.
Join Tennessee's commemoration of the Civil War by ordering the official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial License Plate.
The specialty plate fee ($35) is free to the first 1,000 people who sign up. One thousand orders are needed before the state will produce this specialty plate. Proceeds will support Civil War battlefield preservation and the Tennessee Civil War Trails Program. Currently, 12 Civil War Trails Program markers are in place in Sumner County, with more planned for the near future. Click here for more information on the Civil War Trails Program.
Trusted Choice Agents of Insurors of Tennessee has generously offered to pay for the first 1,000 orders.
Click here for an order form.
Sumner County government offices will be closed Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
For a list of 2013 government office holiday closures, click here.
As a result of a unanimous request from the Sumner County Commission, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has agreed to implement additional safety measures on a portion of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Boulevard (State Route 386).
Chancery Court has scheduled the next sale of properties for unpaid delinquent taxes for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Additional information will be posted on the Sumner County website as it becomes available. Check back for details.