Sunset Marina and Resort has become a summer destination for locals who are rediscovering Tennessee beauty.
Tom Allen’s teenage summers were spent pumping gas at a marina. That’s when he learned about a concept that has him in awe to this day. Lake Time. People who live on Lake Time can eat when they’re hungry, catch a nap when they’re tired, and swim in the moonlight if they’re feelin’ froggy. They have no place to be at any particular time. Unless, of course, it’s sunset. That’s when they don’t want to miss the view at the aptly named Sunset Marina and Resort on Dale Hollow Lake near Byrdstown.
The owners of this little Pickett County slice of heaven cater to those who live on Lake Time because they understand. “Lake Time means there is no set lunchtime, dinnertime, whatever they want to do at the moment is what they do,” Tom explained as we sat on the deck of a pontoon. "They're a very laid-back group of people. They want to be on the water so they can let their hair down, relax, and not be stressed." Tom knows what his customers need. He and his business partner invested in this former fishing camp back in 1993, and they haven't looked back. Even during the height of the pandemic when other business owners were walloped.
L-R: Dave Allmon, Engineer; Tommy Pitman, Carthage District Manager; Digger Poindexter, UCEMC Board; Moose Tyree, UCEMC Board President; Jennifer Brogdon, UCEMC General Manager; Back Row L-R: Michael Petty, Mid-State Construction; John Potts, Gordonsville Mayor; Jeff Mason, Smith County Mayor; Anthony Apple, Smith County Chamber of Commerce.
A groundbreaking ceremony last week at Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation kicked off the complete refurbishing of the 42-year-old South Carthage District office building.. With the size of equipment evolving and technology changing rapidly, the outdated facility no longer meets the needs of a modern UCEMC. The office will still be open for members to conduct UCEMC business throughout the remodeling process.
Total project costs are estimated at around $9.3 million. Construction and remodeling will not result in rate increases to members.
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UCEMC NOTICEOF DIRECTORS TO BE ELECTED
In accordance with Article IV, Section 4.05 of the Bylaws of the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, hereinafter called “cooperative,” notice is given of threeimpending vacancies on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors due to expiring terms of three incumbent directors.
One incumbent directorate term will expire in District One and a directorate election will be held to fill the impending District Onevacancy.Directorate District One consists of theareas served by the cooperative in DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties.
One incumbent directorate term will expire in District Two and a directorate election will be held to fill the impending District Two vacancy. Directorate District Two consists of the areas served by the cooperative in Putnam and White Counties.
One incumbent directorate term will expire in District Three and a directorate election will be held to fill the impending District Three vacancy. Directorate District Three consists of the areas served by the cooperative in Clay, Fentress, Overton and Pickett Counties.
Any member meeting the qualifications for director as specified in Article IV, Section 4.02, of the Cooperative’s Bylaws may petition to become a candidate for election to the Board of Directors. Any candidate for director must file a qualifying petition with the Secretary of the Cooperative, Alan Pippin, or with the Cooperative’s General Manager, Jennifer Brogdon, on or before June13, 2021.
Request for informationmaybe madeto anyof the cooperative’s officeslocated at:
1794 West Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38503; Tel. 800-261-2940
1085 N. Grundy Quarles Highway, Gainesboro, TN 38562; Tel. 800-261-2940
138 Gordonsville Highway, South Carthage, TN 37030; Tel. 800-261-2940
907 Main Street North, Carthage, TN37030; Tel. 800-261-2940
All Qualifying petition forms and copies of the Cooperative’s Bylaws and the Board’s Policy Governing Directorate Election activities will be issued from UCEMC’s CorporateOffice, 907 Main Street North, Carthage, TN 37030.
A Credentials Committee, appointed, meeting, and acting in accordance with Article IV, Section 4.07 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws, will determine the eligibility of each petitioner to become a qualified candidate.
If required to comply with Article IV, Section 4.11 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws, a District Directorate Election will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 between the hours of 7:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m.at the cooperative’s office in each directorate district.To accommodate member’s schedules, an additional election day will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m.at the cooperative’s office in each directorate district.