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.
“You’re a pioneer. You’re something a little bit different than people are used to seeing and that’s what the circumstances were at that particular time,” said Ligon. “It’s just a little bit different. Ain’t never seen anything like it. I mean goodness gracious alive. If you hugged a white person in 1965, no telling what would’ve happened to you.”
The concert will be the first of four performances scheduled to take place on the third Thursday of each month from June through September. Each one will start at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m.
GALLATIN CITY COUNCIL PICKS A NEW FIRE CHIEF GALLATIN NEWS - The Gallatin City Council and Mayor Paige Brown voted 6-2 during a special-called meeting Tuesday to offer the job to Jeff Beaman, assistant fire chief for the Germantown Fire Department. According to his resume, Beaman has a master’s degree in emergency services management from Columbia Southern University in addition to more than 30 years of overall experience in the fire service. He has been in his current position since August 2011.
SONGS AND STORES MIXES MUSIC AND HISTORY AT STONEWALL ON MAIN GALLATIN NEWS - Songs and Stories at Historic Stonewall will take place on the second Saturday of each month from June through August. Each performance in the series will take place in the courtyard outside the historic home, located at 332 E. Main St. in Gallatin, with all proceeds from the event benefiting the Sumner County Museum. Tim Atwood will kick off the series on June 12. During his career, Atwood has toured with multiple country legends and has played at the Grand Ole Opry more than 8,500 times.
Gallatin tests for a number of contaminants including fluoride, copper, lead and chlorine as well as pesticides and herbicides, according to David Kellogg, Director of Gallatin Public Utilities. Kellogg says a minimum of 553 tests are performed each month at 81 sites including the water that leaves the treatment plant, and as it moves through the distribution system to homes, businesses, and industries. Additionally, GPU’s state-certified laboratory monitors other water quality substances such as bacteria, pesticides and disinfectant by-products required by the state.