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…

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…