Pickwick Electric warns of phone scam

Oct. 10– Pickwick Electric Cooperative is warning a phone scam has surfaced in the power provider’s service area and throughout other areas in West Tennessee.

Consumers have reported receiving a call informing them their service will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made over the phone. Consumers also reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be with TVA, and again the customer was told an immediate payment was needed to maintain service, PEC said.


Voter registration deadline Oct. 6

Sept. 30– With the Nov. 4 general and cities of Savannah and Crump election rapidly approaching, the Hardin County Election Commission, along with Secretary of State Tre Hargett, are reminding everyone that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.

Voter registration drives throughout September, which is National Voter Registration Month, have resulted in thousands of individuals throughout Tennessee responding  to Hargett’s call to voters to participate by registering to vote.

In Tennessee, stars from across the celebrity spectrum, including athletes from the NFL, NBA, and NHL, well-known actors and actresses,  and musicians from several genres, have joined in with countless other Tennesseans in posting their photo with the “I’m Registered to Vote. Are You?” sign.

County election commissions across the state heavily promoted voter registration throughout September via special events. For instance, in Anderson County, the election commission celebrated National Voter Registration Day with their “#23in23on23” campaign, in which they held 23 voter registration drives in 23 hours on September 23.  

Davidson County has focused on registering high school voters and recently registered over 1,100 students who have just reached voting age. In Hardeman County, the election commission tied ribbons around trees and decorated the courthouse square to remind citizens about voter registration.

The Hardin County Election Commission was also an active participant in promoting National Voter Registration Month and reports registering 73 new voters last month.


River Trails meeting to focus on how local business can capitalize on tourism

Sept. 11– The Tennessee River Trails Association (TRTA) is hosting a series of business roundtable discussions next week to identify ways to meet the training needs of front-line employees in local businesses that would benefit from additional tourism. 

Beth Pippin, executive director of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, says the roundtable “will deal with customer service skills and how businesses and their employees can ‘send forward’ shoppers to related sites.”

The roundtable for Hardin County takes place Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at the historic Savannah Theater and is hosted locally by the Chamber.


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