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OUR VIEW: Tax more, spend more - what’s the big rush? OUR VIEW: Tax more, spend more - what’s the big rush?

The most recent voting record of the Sumner County Commission reads like a rag to riches story. Just 10 weeks to the day commissioners ushered in an unprecedented 23 percent property tax increase to local homeowners, members of the Sumner County Budget Committee had hoped Monday night to vote on and approve a $70 million bond issuance.

 

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  • OUR VIEW: Tax more, spend more - what’s the big rush? OUR VIEW: Tax more, spend more - what’s the big rush?

    The most recent voting record of the Sumner County Commission reads like a rag to riches story. Just 10 weeks to the day commissioners ushered in an unprecedented 23 percent property tax increase to local homeowners, members of the Sumner County Budget Committee had hoped Monday night to vote on and approve a $70 million bond issuance.

     

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  • County executive talks up industrial park County executive talks up industrial park

    After what he said was nearly a year of work, Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt was talking publicly Tuesday for the first time about a proposed $20 million economic development project.

     

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  • Judge denies Sumner school system’s motion to dismiss open records suit Judge denies Sumner school system’s motion to dismiss open records suit

    The Sumner County School Board lost the first round in a court fight Friday to be able to reject public records requests from citizens who make those requests by email or phone.

     

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  • Hawkins Middle School 8th grade recognition night photo gallery Hawkins Middle School 8th grade recognition night photo gallery

    It was a time to honor 8th grade basketball players, cheerleaders and their families Monday night at Hawkins Middle School.

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local news

Sumner school district won’t bring in growth funds from 2014-2015 school year

Sumner school district won’t bring in growth funds from 2014-2015 school year
Del Phillips

“I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but at least we planned appropriately within the budget. We read the tea leaves correctly and that is the way it has panned out.” – Del Phillips

 

Officials see potential for SR-386 expansion

As Sumner County, along with the entirety of Middle Tennessee, continues to grow year after year, more and more expansion and investment within the county continues to be a priority of officials. 

Sumner County Schools continue to chase brighter future

 “Let’s be vigilant in investing in our students. They are our greatest resource. They are our future.” – Tammy Hayes

Anticipation mounts as citizens will speak at latest Commission meeting

Anticipation mounts as citizens will speak at latest Commission meeting

“Maybe it will allow them to get something off their chest.” – Billy Geminden 

Sports

Hawkins pulls away from Portland East

Hawkins pulls away from Portland East

HENDERSONVILLE -- In one of their final games before the county tournament starts later this week, the Hawkins Lady Commandos beat Portland East, 29-11.

 

Lady Bucs looking for team identity, Panthers roll

Lady Bucs looking for team identity, Panthers roll
Elizabeth Seals puts back an offensive rebound against Portland. Photo by Adam Brown.

HENDERSONVILLE -- The Beech Lady Buccaneers and Portland Lady Panthers basketball teams that began the season were not the same teams that stepped on the court Tuesday night in a District 9-AAA contest, and it most definitely showed.

 

Bucs post does work against Panthers

Bucs post does work against Panthers
Noah Chatman works inside the post. Photo by Adam Brown.

HENDERSONVILLE -- Portland’s Raymond Russell dropped in seven, three-point baskets in Tuesday nights’ contest against District 9-AAA foe, Beech, but it was the Buccaneers’ team effort that was the difference in the game.

 

Panthers too much for Commandos

Panthers too much for Commandos
Justin Long goes airborne for two points. Photo by Ryan Critchelow.

PORTLAND -- Then Hendersonville boys’ basketball team fell 52-38 to Portland.

 

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