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Deep snow envelopes the Upper Cumberland
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  As kids, we delighted in the sight. As adults, sometimes, not so much. The sparkling white snow fell relentlessly Thursday, and as the grown-ups searched the kitchen drawer for a ruler to star in the perfect social media pix, the kids ran outside to build the perfect snowman. So far, the dry snow has been kind to our power lines, and there a...
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UCEMC Cares Board 2022
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The UCEMC Cares Board of Directors announces new officers and a new board member for 2022.  The new District 3 Director is Philip Marshall, who replaces retiring Director Mike Austin of Livingston.  Greta Hurst of District 2 is elected Chairperson. Vice-Chair is Ken Frye from District 1. Carol Woodard is the new Secretary, and Distri...
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The new and improved Member Portal is here!
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Paying Your Bill At UCEMC Just Got Easier!
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Congratulations Richard!
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UCEMC Engineering Director Wayne Anderson presents Staking Engineer Richard McClanahan with a certificate honoring him for 25 years of service to the cooperative. 
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Holiday Magic in Granville
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You're not seeing double. At the Historic Sutton Home, there's a beautifully decorated tree in every room. Granville is celebrating Holiday Magic now through December 31, and it's the place to be for those of us who aren't ready to decorate until after Thanksgiving. Hear traditional  music, eat a delicious lunch at Sutton General Store, s...
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What A Year!
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UCEMC Members have had more than our share of challenges since our last in-person Annual Meeting. While we were still recovering from the deadly 2020 tornado that brutally tested our resolve, early 2021 ushered in a pandemic and an epic ice storm. For all of us living and working in the Upper Cumberland, what a year it has been! We’ve faced many ch...
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83rd Annual Meeting of the Members Webcast
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Above: UCEMC employees Wanda Geho and Jessica Reed serve members at the 2021 Annual Meeting Registration Event. 299 members were registered and we shared 575 picnic boxes of fish and chicken. Thank you for driving by!  You weren't able to join us? Enjoy this webcast of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Members.
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Storm Relief in Baton Rouge in 2021
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Directorate Election Results Announced
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  Hundreds of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members turned out at district office polls on Friday and Saturday, voting to fill seats on the UCEMC Board of Directors in districts one, two, and three. In District One, consisting of Smith, DeKalb, Wilson, and Macon counties, Bradley West defeated Joey Harper for the seat vacate...
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UCEMC Directorate Election August 27 and 28
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One of the guiding principles of an electric cooperative is that it is a democratic organization controlled by its members who actively participate. This year, Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is counting on its eligible members to get out and vote to fill the seats of three board members whose terms are expiring. Before UCEMC holds...
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Auto Auction!
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The Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation will sell these vehicles from our fleet at auction Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The vehicles may be viewed the week of the auction at the UCEMC Gainesboro District office 1085 N. Grundy Quarles Hwy., Gainesboro, TN. These items will be sold AS IS, WHERE IS. All mileage is APPROXIMATE. Buyers must deliver cash or a good check on the day of the sale. Announcements made on the day of the sale will supersede this ad.
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We're making it easier to do business with UCEMC.
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This month, we're introducing convenient new ways to pay your electric bill in-person, online, and at your favorite stores!Watch our Introduction Video:  Get My Barcode UCEMC CheckOut   UCEMC CheckOut is our newest bill payment option that allows you to pay your UCEMC power bill where you shop.   Get the barcode. Visit ucemc.com and follow the instructions to download your personal barcode. Please print out the barcode or retain it on your mobile device. Visit ucemc.com to find payment locations near you. Business chains like CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General, and 7Eleven, Walgreens, and Family Dollar are just a few of the businesses where you can pay your UCEMC bill while you’re shopping. More than 50,000 retailers nationwide are participating in the CheckOut system. Scan the barcode. As you pay for your goods in the checkout line, scan the barcode you’ve saved on your mobile phone or have printed out. At this time, UCEMC CheckOut only accepts cash payments. There is a $1.50 fee for using the new service. UCEMC CheckOut locations cannot view or look up member account details. Get real-time verification. Once your bill is paid, you’ll get real-time verification that your payment has been approved. UCEMC also receives verification, and your account is updated. Separate transaction. The UCEMC bill payment is a separate transaction. Your retailer scans the barcode at the register and completes the transaction before you can ring up other items. It’s quick and easy but is a separate transaction.
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Let's Beat the Heat Together
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As a member of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, you know how to make smart energy choices that help you save money. But did you know that when you use electricity can be just as important as how much you use? Throughout the day, energy use fluctuates based on consumer demand. Typically, most households use larger amounts of electri...
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Racing Solar Cars: Fun and Fundamentals on the Last Day of School
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Smith County Middle School recently received a $5,000 STEM grant from The Tennessee Valley Authority and Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation. The school used that money to purchase model solar cars to teach the kids about science, technology, engineering, and math. As SCMS Principal Kelly Bell explains, children can learn some of life’...
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Celebrating Our Right of Way Professionals
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Tree trimming improves service for all. One of the things we love best about the Upper Cumberland is the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are fortunate to have so many trees that offer beauty, shade, and a habitat for all sorts of birds and other wildlife. We know that you appreciate our community for many of the same reasons. At Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, we strive to balance maintaining beautiful surroundings and ensuring a reliable power supply by keeping power lines clear in rights of way (ROW). UCEMC has recently approved the largest ROW budget in the co-op's history.  While we recognize and appreciate the beauty of trees, there are three main benefits to tree trimming in ROW areas. However, before touching on the main reasons, here's what a “right of way” is and how it may impact you. A right of way is the land we use to construct, maintain, replace or repair underground and overhead power lines. Rights of way enable the co-op to provide clearance from trees and other obstructions that could hinder the power line installation, maintenance, or operation. ROW areas are typically on public lands or located near a business or home. Regardless, UCEMC must be able to maintain the power lines above and below the ROW. The overall goal of our vegetation management program is to provide reliable power to our members while maintaining the beauty of our community. Proactive vegetation management benefits co-op members in three tangible ways.
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A New Chapter Begins
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  Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is happy to announce the scholarship winners of the 2021 UCEMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Contest. Katie Ash of Smith County High School, and Katie Grandstaff of Gordonsville High, will be receiving a scholarship upon high school graduation next year. Ms. Ash, who plans on a medical career af...
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Essays from UCEMC's 2021 Scholarship Winners
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  Electric Cooperatives – Building a Brighter Tennessee   By Katie Grandstaff - 2021 UCEMC Scholarship Winner      BOOM! CRACK! SWOOSH! BAM! These were the sounds I heard as a fierce storm rolled through, and all of a sudden, I sat in darkness! The storm had passed, but the wind had done a number on the telep...
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Livin' On Lake Time
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     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.
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Kathy Reece celebrates 20 years of service
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L-R: Director of Administrative Services Kathy Reece receives her 20-year Service Award from UCEMC General Manager Jennifer Brogdon. Kathy began her career at UCEMC as a Customer Services Representative in 2001, became an accountant in 2005, and was appointed Director of Administrative Services in January 2021. Congratulations, Kathy!
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Carthage District Office Remodeling Begins, Still Open for Business
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 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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