Tennessee's electric co-ops issue statement on TVA board nominations

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[NASHVILLE] – Today President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky, James R. Thompson III of Alabama, A. D. Frazier of Georgia and Jeffrey Smith of Tennessee for the TVA board. David Callis, executive…

Tennessee Co-ops send aid to Florida, Georgia

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Volunteer lineworkers from 11 electric cooperatives to participate in restoration effort following massive hurricane NASHVILLE – More than 90 electric cooperative lineworkers from Tennessee are heading to Florida and Georgia to restore power…

Conover wins Klinefelter award

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The Tennessee Magazine editor recognized for lifetime of achievement in cooperative communications [Baton Rouge] – Robin Conover, editor of The Tennessee Magazine, is the 2017 recipient of the H. E. Klinefelter Award. The award was presented…

Holiday weekend storms leave 50,000 co-op members without power

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Severe storms roared through the Volunteer State on Saturday evening, May 27, leaving more than 50,000 co-op members across the state without power. Wind speeds exceeding 95 miles per hour were recorded in some locations, bringing down trees,…

Broadband – What do we do now?

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday, May 16, participated in a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, legislation that will expand broadband access in rural Tennessee by allowing electric cooperatives to provide retail service…

Taking co-op message to D.C. lawmakers

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Sixty-five Tennesseans joined 2,100 co-op leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26. Co-op directors, managers…

Broadband Accessibility Act Passes General Assembly

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee House of Representatives tonight passed the Broadband Accessibility Act on a 93 to 4 vote. The legislation now moves to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. “Access to high-speed internet has the potential to…

Co-ops bring young leaders to Nashville

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More than 45 high school juniors from across the state attended the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit March 13–15 in Nashville. Sen. Jim Tracy on Tuesday, March 14, greeted delegates attending…

Co-ops Respond to Governor’s Broadband Plan

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NASHVILLE – Today Governor Bill Haslam announced the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, a part of the NextTennessee legislative agenda. The plan outlines efforts to expand broadband access in Tennessee, including lifting restrictions that…

110th Tennessee General Assembly app now available

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Legislative directory app connects Tennesseans with elected officials NASHVILLE – Tennesseans interested in government and politics have a powerful, pocket-sized tool for connecting with their elected representatives. The 110th Tennessee…