Touchstone Energy to sponsor 2016 Super Pull of the South

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Tennessee's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will be sponsoring the Chapel Hill Lion's Club Super Pull of the South on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23. "We are excited about the platform that this event provides us to tell the story of…

Move Over Tennessee

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Five years after the Tennessee’s Move Over Law was expanded to include utility workers, lineman continue to face roadside hazards [NASHVILLE] – In 2011, following efforts by Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, the…

2016 Washington Youth Tour

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Nearly 140 high school seniors from across Tennessee returned last week from the 2016 Washington Youth Tour. The popular event included sightseeing, visits with elected officials and lots of fun meeting peers from across Tennessee and the…

NRECA Names Former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson New CEO

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(Arlington, Va.) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today announced that former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has been selected to serve as NRECA’s 6th chief executive officer. Matheson will succeed Jo Ann Emerson, who…

Youth Tour inspires students, fosters civility in an era lacking it

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By Justin LaBerge On a mild Monday evening less than a week after Mardi Gras, 18-year-old Collin Craig was sitting in a downtown New Orleans hotel room talking to himself. He wasn’t having some sort of psychological episode; he was practicing…

What’s in it for “we?”

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One of the most attractive features of cooperatives is that we answer the popular question, “What’s in it for me?” with “What’s in it for we!” Cooperatives are formed when the market fails to offer a good or service, with decent…

Co-ops are prepared for summer storms

Summer is here, school is out and families are gearing up for a few months of fun and relaxation. While summer brings much fun in the sun, it can also bring the occasional severe storm. In the event of a power outage, you can trust that your…

2016 Legislative Wrap Up

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On Friday, April 22, after several hours of debates and disagreements between the House and the Senate over controversial amendments to bills, the second session of the 109th General Assembly adjourned for the year. The final days of session…

Reliable electricity is becoming even more reliable

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Your electricity is on almost all the time. You knew that. But you might not know how much of the time it’s on. And that the amount of time it’s on has been getting better every year. Electricity has become so reliable that the numbers…

Electric co-ops and a culture of safety

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There is a children’s book titled Safety 1st, Safety Always. As you can imagine, it encompasses many of the traditional safety lessons parents should teach their children. We drill youngsters about safety from an early age because we know…