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,”…

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…

Gov. Haslam signs broadband bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, creating grant funding and removing legal restrictions to allow the state’s private, member-owned electric cooperatives…

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…

Broadband Accessibility Act passes Senate

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NASHVILLE – Today the Tennessee Senate passed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act by a vote of 31-0. There was no significant debate, however there were a number of clarifying questions that were asked by Senate Minority Leader Lee…

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

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When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes…