Jeff McDonald said Tuscumbia Utilities didn't want to cut customer's power, even for a short time, during the Christmas weekend, but an unprecedented demand for electricity forced the Tennessee Valley Authority to implement emergency procedures that included rolling blackouts.

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Chad Elliott

A coal fired power plant on the banks of the Tennessee River in Western Colbert County sure would have been nice! I'm not accepting any excuses from TVA. They have chosen to not shutter, but completely destroy many very capable and reliable power producing plants. This is the direct product of them bowing to radical left's demands. Too bad we all reap what they sow.

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