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.
4/5 - All Tennessee adults (16+) are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination effective April 5. Make an appointment with the Sumner County Health Department at https://vaccinate.tn.gov/ or call 866-442-5301. Find other vaccine locations here https://vaccinefinder.org/
RENOWNED GALLATIN DJ HONORED WITH TN MUSIC PATHWAYS MARKER GALLATIN NEWS - For more than four decades, Bill “Hoss” Allen shared his love for rhythm and blues and soul music with radio listeners across the country while also helping launch the careers of some of the recording industry’s biggest stars.
The renowned disc jockey from Gallatin, who died in 1997, was honored last week with the unveiling of a new Tennessee Music Pathways marker highlighting his career and contributions to the music industry. The marker is located near the Rogan Cottage at Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park in Castalian Springs.
GALLATIN RATED IN TOP 5% IN FIRE PROTECTION ACROSS TENNESSEE PRESS RELEASE - Shift Captain Charles Johnson says some of the factors attributed to the improved ISO rating include the construction of a new fire station, new staffing, training, a new radio tower, the new Sumner County Emergency Communications Center and the city’s water supply and distribution systems were all factors that affected the score.
PAVING SCHEDULE FOR APRIL
Now that spring weather is here, Gallatin Public Works is hard at work paving streets all over Gallatin. Here is a list of streets that will see new asphalt in the coming weeks. Dates are approximate.
COLLINWOOD DRIVE 4/19
E MAIN STREET 4/20
SOUTH WESTLAND AVE 4/21
EAST MORRIS (Entire Street) 4/22
LEE COURT 4/23
CROMWELL STREET 4/26
SOUTH PARK CIRCLE 4/27
LORRAINE DRIVE 4/28
WAYNE STREET 4/29
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GPD PROMOTES EDUCATION & ENFORCEMENT OF HANDS FREE LAW
The state’s “Hands Free” law, effective July 1, 2019, aims to reduce distracted driving by requiring drivers to stop using their phones while on the road. In 2019, there were over 23,700 crashes involving a distracted driver in Tennessee, according to Hands Free Tennessee. That's an average of 65 crashes per day.