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The annual Shop with a Cop event was held at the Walmart Supercenter in Gallatin on Dec. 7. During the event, local children were paired with volunteers from the Gallatin Police and Fire Departments, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department and other public safety agencies in order to conduct …

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The Gallatin Parks Department and Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the Miracle Park at Triple Creek Park. It will be an all-inclusive facility that is accessible to all children and adults.

Volunteer State Community College students will celebrate the season with two nights of Christmas favorites. “Christmas Past and Present” will feature several groups from the Performing Arts Department: the Commercial Music Ensemble, the Jazz Music Ensemble, and the Vol State Showstoppers. 

Gallatin has a tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade crafts at this premier event at the Gallatin Civic Center every year for over the past 35 years. 

Congratulations to Fred and Darlene Templeton on their 40th Anniversary. On Nov. 30, 1979 they were married at The Church of God in St. Petersburg, Fla. They will celebrate their anniversary with their children, grandchildren and family. We want to wish them a Happy 40th Anniversary. We love…

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety and prevention with your household. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the U.S., and the American Red Cross of Tennessee encourages everyone to never leave cooking food una…

Macon Bank & Trust held their annual Day of Hope and made a donation to Sherry’s Run of $7,219 to benefit those affected by cancer. Pictured (l-r): Johnathan West, Macon Bank & Trust; Debbie Mason, Macon Bank & Trust Marketing Director; Larry Bray and Patricia Miller, Tractors an…

Gallatin’s Dessie Rice is famous for her food and catering to celebrities as well as local events and parties. She retired early this year, but agreed to share one of her recipes with Mayor Paige Brown to help promote the 2020 U.S. Census. Her recipe for Chicken Crepes, along with photos fro…

The Gallatin Parks and Recreation department had their annual Pumpkin Splash at the Gallatin Civic Center Oct. 27. This annual event gives kids in grades K through 5th a “different” approach to trick or treating. Pumpkins are gathered and tossed in the water and float. Kids get in the water …

Hundreds of preschool-aged children and their parents took part in Gallatin’s annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square last week despite rain and cold weather.

Sumner County parents whose children got more treats than tricks on Halloween can exchange their excess candy for a variety of toys that promote physical activity starting this week.

“Don Williams: Music & Memories of the Gentle Giant” takes residency at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 for three nights of reflection of the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s music.  

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During my career at The Tennessean that rambled through four decades, I had the extraordinary fringe benefit of getting to meet and interview scores of actors, writers and singers whose talents I admired as an ordinary fan.