News & Notices
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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The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 1 and ends Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Tax-free items include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less. These items are exempt from state and local sales tax in Tennessee during the holiday.
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.
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.
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews imploded the old State Route 109 Bridge over the Cumberland River in Sumner and Wilson counties on Friday morning, April 25. Traffic on the newly constructed bridge was temporarily stopped for the bridge implision. Lanes were reopened to traffic shortly after the blast.
Demolition crews used explosives to bring down the truss-style bridge that was built in the early 1950s. The old structure showed signs of aging and was listed as structurally deficient prior to its implosion. Construction began in 2011 on the new $29.5 million concrete and steel bridge, which was built beside the original structure. One lane in each direction on the new bridge was opened in March 2014. The remaining two lanes are expected to be completed by fall 2014.
Approximately 16,500 vehicles travel the SR 109 Bridge each day. That number is expected to reach 30,000 by 2035.
To view video of the bridge implosion, click here.
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.
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.