Tennessee delegate named youth tour spokesperson

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Aaron Lay, a senior at Sequoyah High School, was named national spokesperson for the Washington Youth Tour. Sponsored by local electric cooperatives and coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and the National Rural…

Move Over

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In 2011, following efforts by Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only include police, firefighters and other first responders, but utility workers as well. Unfortunately,…

Outage management technologies improve reliability

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes,” the old saying goes. Well, we can add another to the list: power outages. An outage can range from annoying to dangerous, depending upon its timing and length. Your local electric…

Tennessee's electric co-ops prepare for arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy

[NASHVILLE] – Electric cooperatives across Tennessee today prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy which is anticipated to bring wind and significant rainfall to the Volunteer State overnight Thursday through Friday. The tropical…

Youth Tour delegates return to Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Nearly 140 high school seniors from across Tennessee are back home following the 2017 Washington Youth Tour. The week long event included sightseeing, visits with elected officials and lots of fun meeting peers from across…

Scholarships awarded to youth tour delegates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tennessee's electric cooperatives awarded $16,000 in scholarships to Washington Youth Tour delegates on Monday evening, June 12, in Washington, D.C. Candace Hargrave, a senior from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation,…

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,…

Haslam signs broadband bill during ceremony in Brownsville

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…

Electric safety tips

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May is National Electric Safety Month, and Tennessee's electric cooperatives are using the opportunity to remind everyone to be safe around electricity. “Electricity provides the benefits and conveniences that make modern life possible,”…