January 2009

Across TVA

Storm topples towers

Three TVA transmission towers were knocked down by a storm in the Pikeville community in Jackson County, Ala., Dec. 10. The damage resulted in a power outage for a large number of TVA distributor customers. When the towers fell, they also brought down a 161-kilovolt line that fell on a house near Scottsboro.

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No injuries were reported. A distributor’s line underneath the 161-kilovolt line also was taken out of service. There were some other disruptions of power to TVA distributor customers due to weather-related damage or problems, but most of the disruptions were momentary, with a couple of them lasting an hour or two. TVA was able to reroute and restore power to its customers.

Partnering for technology

Paradise Fossil Plant Manager Greg Nunley, right, presents a $1,000 check to Joe Wells, principal of Muhlenberg South Elementary School.

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The contribution to Paradise’s Partner In Education school, along with the school’s matching funds, will be used to purchase new technology equipment.

The spirit of Christmas

From left, Melody Austin of CB&S Bank, Paige McWilliams of Cherokee Public Library and Joel Love, Colbert Fossil Plant Partner In Education coordinator, were judges for the Cherokee Elementary School Christmas Decoration Contest.

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Lorie Cornelius’ 3rd grade class won 1st place for its scene of the town of Cherokee as Christmas wonderland.

In a giving mood

Kriste Lanius, Gallatin Fossil Plant management assistant, shows some of the food donations Gallatin employees provided to support the food banks in Sumner County during the holidays.

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Through their annual Angel Tree, employees also provided about 60 children a Christmas morning to remember. In 2008, employees took part in charitable walks and fun runs, donated time for tornado clean-up efforts, and gave countless hours to an employee who was out of work because of colon cancer.