Entries by Jessica Smith

January 2022: News from your cooperative

“All politics is local.” This observation by the late Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr., former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, means that even national politics have a local impact, and people care most about issues that directly affect them. Indirectly, this famous adage underscores the importance and value of local politics. At Powell […]

December 2021: News from your cooperative

Don’t get me wrong. I get as excited as the next person about opening a present on Christmas morning, but I think most of us realize — at least when we get a little older — that it is almost always better to give than receive, especially during this time of year. The fact is, […]

November 2021: News from your cooperative

This year’s annual cooperative membership meeting was held at Hancock County High School in Sneedville, Tenn. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety our members, changes were once again made to the Annual Meeting program. During registration, members had the opportunity to speak with a group of electric vehicle owners who […]

October 2021: News from your cooperative

Specific months have long been set aside to draw attention to or commemorate causes, products or areas of focus. I’m not sure whose job it is to actually decide these things, but it can be a helpful way for us to pause and recall the importance of maintaining awareness of various issues. There are, of […]