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Increase in TVA rates changes Middle Tennessee Electric rates

(Posted Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014) Beginning Oct. 1, the Tennessee Valley Authority will raise its rates for electricity. That increase is an increase of approximately 1.5 percent, or $2, to the average residential member of Middle Tennessee Electric, according to an MTEMC news release. In an effort to help keep rates affordable, MTEMC will pass this adjustment through beginning Oct. 1, the news release said. The change in rates is not beyond what TVA is charging, but is designed to keep costs affordable for members. The adjustment will come in an increased customer charge, taking it from $13.75 to $15.75, while at the same time, MTEMC will lower the energy cost members are charged per kilowatt hour.   

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Rep. Rick Womick discusses past session, upcoming issues

Rep. Rick Womick
Rep. Rick Womick discusses past session, upcoming issues

By Rep. Rick Womick

(Posted Friday, Sept. 19, 2014) The Tennessee Legislature, in particular the Tennessee House, completed the last half of the 108th General Assembly in late April with all new laws becoming effective July 1.  Our efforts focused on education, immediate and long term economic growth, tax reduction, debt reduction, a balanced budget and a reduction of violent crime.  Following are a few highlights on education, local government, crime legislation, proposed amendments to the Constitution and more.    

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9-11 ceremony scheduled at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

9-11 Memorial
9-11 ceremony scheduled at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

(Posted Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) Community residents are invited to remember victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks during a solemn ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold. Honor guards from the Murfreesboro Fire Department, the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and Sheriff’s Office will pay tribute to the first responders for their ultimate sacrifice with a 21-gun salute and a bell-ringing ceremony.  Rolling Thunder and the Sheriff’s Office Explorers will conduct a flag ceremony.   

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Eagleville councilmen pick Andrew Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager

(Posted Sunday, Aug.31, 2014) Eagleville City Council members voted at Thursday's regular meeting to hire Andrew S. Ellard of Hattiesburg, Miss., as city manager at an annual salary of $58,500. Ellard is expected to be on the job in Eagleville on or before Oct. 1 and will be in town by Sept. 15 if possible, Mayor Sam Tune said at the meeting. "He has already turned in his resignation where he is working in Hattiesburg," Tune said. "He is very excited about coming to work for us."     

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