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The Super Bowl only has one winner

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So, the postgame conversation with my 8-year-old son went something like this: Me: Why are you crying? Son: The Panthers lost the Super Bowl. (sobbing) Me: I’m sorry. But it’s just a game, you know. Son: But the Panthers lost the Super…

Can you drive a stick shift?

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by Mike Knotts, director of government affairs Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association The first “car” I drove on a regular basis was a 1981 Ford F-100 pickup truck. I’m sure thousands of you probably see a Ford F-150 parked in your…

Play Ball

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Mike Knotts, director of government affairs Thinking back to high school, there were two words that every student always dreaded to hear. These two words struck fear into hearts, exposed students who failed to complete their overnight studies…

Fill 'er up, please

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by Mike Knotts Director of Government Affairs Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association A few weeks ago, when I stopped at the gas station on my way to work to fill up, the math was pretty easy. Ten gallons of gas went in the tank, and the…

Fill 'er up, please

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by Mike Knotts Director of Government Affairs Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association A few weeks ago, when I stopped at the gas station on my way to work to fill up, the math was pretty easy. Ten gallons of gas went in the tank, and the…

The apple is not rotten

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By Mike Knotts, director of government affairs I spend most of my days in contact with our elected officials in both Washington, D.C., and Nashville, so when the topic of the integrity of our government comes up for discussion, you might…

Who is your power company?

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Each year, I go a number of electric cooperative annual meetings across the state. It’s always so nice to attend these gatherings and be reminded of just how important each co-op is to the communities it serves. It’s easy to see because…

Hometown Heroes

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Mike Knotts, director of government affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Several months ago, I attended a speech given by U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. While most of the speech was geared…

Welcome back to Nashville

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By Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs One of the things that makes your cooperative different from “a regular old power company” is that it is owned and controlled by its individual members. Good people like you take time out of…

What's under the hood

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By Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs My first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang. My parents bought it for me, even though they were actually buying the same car for a second time. It had been purchased for my older sister, then eventually…