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Saturday, June 17, 2017

NU votes to offer Internet and auxillary services
During a special called meeting Friday, the Board of Directors of Newport Utilities(NU) gave its final approval to the authorization of additional services to include video, Internet, and related offerings. The approval followed the positive comments received during a public hearing held June 1. The approval by the Board brings NU one step closer to being able to implement a fiber-optic Electric Smart Grid network. The infrastructure, which includes fiber to electric meters, will "improve operational efficiency for the utility, reduce peak power demand, lower operating costs, decrease power outage restoration time, increase reliability, enable advances in Automatic Metering applications, and build the platform necessary to offer energy efficiency programs", according to General Manager Glenn Ray. In to benefiting the utility itself, the Smart Grid will allow NU to provide citizens in its service area access to affordable, reliable high-capacity broadband services, including service to many areas that currently have no available Internet. The Newport City Council will meet to consider the Board’s request for approval of the additional services on June 20. A full roll-out of the service is expected to take several years.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business

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