Nine Hundred Words

The Washington Youth Tour essay contest rules are specific. Rule number 3 states: The short story should be no more than 900 words in length (including articles of speech); 800 to 900 words will make your paper competitive. One of the…

Cyber counter-attack

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About 3:30 in the afternoon last December 23, operators at three electric utilities halfway around the world in western Ukraine found themselves not to be solely in control of their computer terminals. Someone from outside the utilities had…

Use caution near co-op equipment

As you find yourself spending more time outdoors this summer, Tennessee's electric cooperatives remind you to exercise caution near electrical equipment maintained by the co-op. Substations and power lines carry extremely high voltages, and…

The cooperative difference

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I don’t think we realize how much we benefit from the internet and the communications services it provides. Not that many years ago, companies debated whether they should invest in having an online presence. I know that because I was involved…

Member, not customer

Many businesses use the word “member” to describe their customers. Places like Sam’s Club or Costco and even American Express like to refer to their customers as members. You pay a fee to buy their goods and services, but that is really…

Meaningful accomplishments

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Have you noticed how news programs use the phrase “Breaking News?” I’ve always believed that label should mean a significant, unexpected event is underway and the reporters involved are relaying information in real time. But these days…

2016 Legislative Fly-In media release

Tennessee electric cooperatives visit D.C. lawmakers [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Members from [CO-OP NAME] visited with [CONGRESSMAN NAME] on Thursday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. They joined more than 40 co-op leaders from across the…

Tennessee electric cooperatives visit D.C. lawmakers

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[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Members from Tennessee's electric cooperatives visited with Tennessee's Congressional delegation on Thursday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. They joined more than 40 co-op leaders from across the state in the nation's capital…

Comcast pays delinquent pole fees to DREMC

[SHELBYVILLE] – No interruption of service will occur for more than 7,000 Comcast cable TV and Internet subscribers in Franklin and Moore counties after the company paid delinquent pole attachment rental fees owed to Duck River Electric Membership…

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…