2016 Youth Leadership Summit

Co-op Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NASHVILLE – [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] and [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] were in Nashville March 21-23 for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership…

Meriwether Lewis Electric Co-op helps local business with loan

The Spalon in Linden will be relocating and expanding its services with the help of a $50,000 loan from Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative. The interest-free loan was closed Feb. 29, and made possible by MLEC’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). Owned…

Young Leaders Descend on State Capitol for Youth Leadership Summit

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Speaker Beth Harwell today greeted students from across Tennessee attending the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit in Nashville. Harwell welcomed the young leaders to the House Chamber of the Tennessee…

Dealing with polarization

We are several primaries into a presidential election year, and even the most experienced political observer seems astounded by the level of polarization that exists in our country. The right hates the left; Democrats distrust Republicans —…

Tennessee's co-ops express concern over sale of TVA Bellefonte site

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In a letter to Sherry Quirk, TVA executive vice president and general counsel, on Friday, March 18, TECA CEO David Callis expressed concern with the proposed sale of the TVA Bellefonte nuclear site. "Our membership is concerned with the disposition…

Be a Co-op Voter

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When was the last time you voted? As member-owned electric cooperatives, voting is already in our DNA. It's how we maintain an electric utility which is responsive to the consumers it serves. But voting also plays a crucial part in our representative…

Knowing what to do saved their lives

When teenagers Lee Whittaker and Ashley Taylor saw a power line safety demonstration at their high school, they never dreamed what they had learned that day would be put to test. Only days later, Whittaker and Taylor, along with two classmates,…

How to choose efficient appliances

It’s never a good day when you realize you need to replace a large appliance in your home. However, when the unfortunate time comes, be sure to take a moment and consider what you will purchase – especially for appliances that haven’t…

2016 Legislative Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Members take co-op message to legislators NASHVILLE – Directors and staff from [CO-OP NAME] were among more than 200 electric co-op leaders in Nashville on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10, for the 2016 Tennessee Electric…