An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
SUMNER MASK MANDATE TO BE REINSTATED SATURDAY GALLATIN NEWS - Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt is reinstating a countywide mask mandate citing a “substantial increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases” locally. The order will become effective Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:01 a.m. and last until Oct. 30 at 11:59 p.m. The decision, according to Holt, was made at the urging of local hospital administrators, health professionals and the county’s health department in an effort to “protect the health and well-being of our citizens and to preserve our economy.”
GALLATIN FAMILY SPENDS QUARANTINE MAKING DECORATIONS FOR SPOOKY DISPLAY GALLATIN NEWS - While quarantining earlier this year, Renata Harper and her daughter Dahlia built much of what is now on display outside their home at 813 Harris Dr. The display features different scenes that include Pennywise from “It,” Bozo, Twisty from “American Horror Story,” Ronald McDonald and Michael Myers. The family says they plan to give out candy to trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31. They also hope to make the display a walk-through event in future years.
TENNESSEAN- Student enrollment at the school with campuses in Gallatin, Springfield, Livingston and Cookeville is down 4.3% according to the most recent numbers available from the Tennessee Board of Regents. Total enrollment so far in fall 2020 compared to the end of the 2019 fall semester among community colleges overall in Tennessee was down 11.5%, according to the TBR.
BOISE CASCADE RELOCATES DISTRIBUTION CENTER TO GALLATIN GALLATIN NEWS - A North American building materials manufacturer plans to relocate and expand its distribution center operations from Nashville to Gallatin. Boise Cascade has purchased a 13-acre facility at 560 Airport Rd. Company officials say they plan to start construction and improvements at the site immediately with the goal of beginning operations at the new location in the second quarter of 2021.
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CITY DECLARES THREE BUILDINGS DANGEROUS GALLATIN NEWS - City leaders voted unanimously to give the owners of 511 Blythe Ave. and 408 Carson St. two weeks to begin work to correct the issues before the city could demolish the buildings. A deadline of 30 days was also given for a structure at 756 E. Main St. Multiple safety issues were found during inspections of the buildings including substantial roof and water damage, rotten and collapsed floors, broken doors and windows, fire damage and other unsafe conditions, according to information provided by the Gallatin Building Codes Department.