WJJM would like to caution Marshall County residents that there have been reports of fraudulent calls being made from people claiming they are calling from the Social Security office. Please understand the Social Security office will not call and threaten you for your personal information. Do not give out your personal information over the phone to stranger. If you receive a call, write down the number and report it to the police and the Better Business Bureau. These callers are trying to scam you for personal information.
DREMC Braces for High Electricity Demand, Calls for Beat the Peak
(December 10, 2018) Forecasts indicate that tomorrow morning’s temperature will be in the high teens on Tuesday, December 11. These temperatures, combined with higher electricity demand due to home heating, could produce a monthly peak for Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC).
The electric co-op plans to activate Beat the Peak™ and implement other power conservation measures to lower the impact of spiking Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wholesale rates during the hour of greatest demand. This is when the cost of electricity purchased by DREMC can increase to almost $10 per kilowatt-hour versus the typical average of approximately .10 cents per kilowatt-hour.
The Beat the Peak™ alert window on Tuesday is from 6-8 AM.
Beat the Peak™ is a network of thousands of residential households that are sent peak alert warnings via email, text message and ads broadcast on local radio stations. Members voluntarily reduce their electricity use during the time when demand is highest.
Co-op members are asked to set heating system thermostats down at least three degrees, turn off lights in unoccupied rooms, avoid using ovens and dish washers, delay doing laundry (especially running the clothes dryer) and reduce hot water use during the two hours when the peak could occur.
When the peak period has passed, normal electricity use can resume.
To sign up for Beat the Peak™ emails and texts, go to www.dremc.com and click on the “My Account” tab, or contact your local DREMC office.
The Marshall County Board of Education will meet on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room, 700 Jones Circle.
The agenda is as follows:
* MCEA Report
* Committee Reports/Schedule Committee Meetings
* Consent Agenda
* New Business
* Director’s Report
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), December 3, 2018 — State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) was unanimously elected by his colleagues as Chaplain for the Tennessee Senate Majority Caucus. The election took place as the Senate Republican Caucus met in an organizational meeting on Monday in preparation for the 111th General Assembly. The position was previously held by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) who was elected to the U.S. Congress on November 6.
As Chaplain, Reeves will be part of the Senate leadership team.
“I am pleased to be elected to this role in our Caucus,” said Sen. Reeves. “It is an honor to serve my fellow colleagues in this capacity.”
Senator Reeves is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee.
The 2019 legislative session is set to convene on January 8.
1. The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold a work session Tuesday, December 4, 5:00 p.m., at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.
2. There will be a meeting of the Tree City Advisory Board, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 4:00 pm, at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street in the downstairs conference room.
3. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL CALL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEWISBURG is to be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at
8:30 a.m., at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street. The purpose of the Special Call Meeting will be for considering and taking such action as the Council may deem necessary and to the public interest relative to the following item (s) of business:
1) Consider approval of Resolution 18-46 authorizing the issuance of Tax Anticipation Notes in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars (1,000,500.00).
2) Consider approval of moving the time of the regular Council meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4. The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold a public hearing at 4:50 p.m. followed by their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.
5. Lewisburg Gas Department monthly gas board meeting will be held Tuesday, December 11th at 4:00 p.m. located at 505 N. Ellington Parkway.
6. The regular scheduled meeting for the City of Lewisburg’s Planning and Zoning Commission on December 18, 2018 has been cancelled.