An early morning accident on N.W. Broad Street which sent a car into a power pole near the intersection with South Church Street caused a power outage downtown Saturday. The power outage forced WGNS off the air for a few hours.
Amy Byers, spokesperson for Murfreesboro Electric, told WGNS they sent local crews to help in the Clarksville, TN area...
The TVA, which generates and sells electricity to providers like Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric, both based in Murfreesboro, has a new leader on their board of directors.
Public Power Week is being highlighted by Murfreesboro Electric this week. Spokesperson for the local electric provider Amy Byers stated...
Murfreesboro Electric Crews that went to flood drenched Lumberton, North Carolina to help aid other electric workers affected by the recent hurricanes are now back. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric stated...
Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.
Several crews from Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina as opposed to South Carolina to help with utility lines and more. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains what local electric crews are seeing on their rescue related visit to Lumberton, North Carolina...
As you have heard in past newscast, Murfreesboro Electric is busy changing out electric meters. As of next week, they will also be inspecting utility poles.
The downtown square and the area around the historic area is poised for development and mixed-use growth.
Scams continue in Murfreesboro that involve the customers of Murfreesboro Electric. Spokesperson Amy Byers stated...
Summer time thunderstorms and pesky critters can sometimes be a problem for electric power crews.
This weekend is the Tennessee Lineman Rodeo at the MTSU Miller Coliseum on Thompson Lane. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric commented...
Answer to listener's question about a pile of dirt at the intersection of February and West Main Streets.
Murfreesboro Electric will hold specialized safety exercises for area lineman this week. Amy Byers with MED spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about the event...
Amy Byers with the Murfreesboro Electric Department told WGNS that not only will the weather be nice for this years Earth Day on the local square, but they will also have lots of free goodies...
Are you in need of a new heating and air system, but questioning how you might pay for it? Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS that the TVA has low interest loans available to pay for such installations.
More and more calls and emails are being funneled into the Murfreesboro Electric Company due to high bills. However, it seems as most people are in disbelief that the past cold snap caused their bills to go up.
Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS that weather this past week was unusually cold, which led to the TVA asking customers to turn down their electric heat. She said that does not occur very often.
On Wednesday (1/17/18), there was an all-time usage record of 706 gigawatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to power Las Vegas for over 88 days.
The TVA and Murfreesboro Electric are working together in asking residents to voluntarily turn down their heaters if they are electric.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking local electric providers to make a plea to their customers to conserve energy as the temperature dips into the single digits at night.
Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes.
Crews from Murfreesboro Electric have returned from Florida after helping with hurricane damaged electrical lines. The crews stayed a few extra days than expected and returned this past weekend.
Crews from Murfreesboro Electric went to Florida to help with the recent hurricanes this past week. Amy Byers, the spokesperson of Murfreesboro Electric said local crews were there to restore power so that residents could start rebuilding their lives...
Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...
The wholesale cost for September's TVA monthly fuel cost, starting with bills on Sept. 1st, will be at the lowest amount since May 2016.
While the rates maybe lower, your bill will likely be higher. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explained, "Bills will be higher due to the increase..."
The Murfreesboro Electric team recently represented the local power utility at the Tennessee Lineman Rodeo.
Amy Byers, spokesperson of Murfreesboro Electric said if you get such a phone call, don't fall for it.
A Murfreesboro business owner received a phone call from three individuals claiming to be with Murfreesboro Electric. The trio told the woman on three occasions that her electric bill was past due by $1,100.
New Murfreesboro Electric General Manager P. D. Mynatt told WGNS that more space is needed for the growing electric department...
A new substation is being built by Murfreesboro Electric. Amy Byers with the electric company told WGNS the new substation will be near the Stones River Mall...
A committee made up of Murfreesboro Power Board members are in the process of searching for a new general manager.
The search continues for a new general manager to lead the Murfreesboro Electric Department, with the field of candidates narrowing to a short list.
Will electric rates go up in the City of Murfreesboro? Well, that question can partially be answered by the TVA who supplies electricity to Murfreesboro Electric.
Murfreesboro Electric will continue to collect needed household items for those affected by the Wildfires in the Smokey's this past month.
Murfreesboro Electric Department will be launching its Supporting the Smokies drive to benefit the people of Gatlinburg at Friday night's Christmas tree lighting (12/2/16).
One of the events taking place is a FREE hands on energy savings workshop this Thursday evening at 7.
Murfreesboro's own Discovery Center recently got a ﬁnancial boost with a little help from public power.
Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS that no Pokemon adventurers have entered their substations yet, but if they do, the subjects will be prosecuted...
Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) is warning customers to be aware of the latest scam that is targeting residential customers, local business owners, and ethnic restaurants.
The man told the ethnic business owner that he owed the Electric Department $1,520.
Faulty equipment within a sectionalizing cabinet near the radio station caused a power outage and took your "Good Neighbor Station" off the air. It happened around 7:45 Thursday morning.
City council met Thursday night to continue discussion about the valuation study of Murfreesboro Electric Department.
On Thursday (May 12, 2016), a special meeting will be held in the Murfreesboro City Hall City Council Chambers to discuss Middle Tennessee Electric purchasing Murfreesboro Electric.
The police report shows that the man is accused of stating, "I'm just gonna' come shoot up the office then."
One of the items that was discussed was the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric...
City leaders are awaiting a valuation of Murfreesboro Electric before moving forward with any decisions on the power company.
The question of whether or not Middle Tennessee Electric can buy Murfreesboro Electric is still up in the air.
This past weekend's winter storm kept many Murfreesboro residents indoors, with some areas getting nearly six inches of snow.
The City of Murfreesboro has hired a company to conduct an appraisal on the Murfreesboro Electric Department to determine a fair market price for the government entity.
A 2:30 Wednesday, 10/21/15, Murfreesboro Electric interrupted power on the east side of the city.
Murfreesboro Electric Department is offering two free, hands-on workshops to help customers lower their electric bill.
If the purchase is made in the future, it means that Murfreesboro Electric will no longer be under the direct discretion of the City of Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is raising its rates, but customers of Murfreesboro Electric Department will not feel the sting of higher power bills.
MED has installed 19 miles of fiber throughout the city thus far, and is in the process of adding another 20. Sax believes this project will be key to Murfreesboro's continued growth in the coming years.
A car accident in Murfreesboro that occurred around 5AM led to a power outage that affected about 1,000 homes.
The Murfreesboro City Council and the Power Board will conduct a Special Joint Public Meeting, Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Last week's news that Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative was in negotiations with the city Murfreesboro of to purchase its electric distribution system raised many questions in the community.
As heard previously on WGNS, talks of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation buying Murfreesboro Electric continue. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric told WGNS...
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) President Chris Jones announced the utility has asked the City of Murfreesboro to enter talks to investigate a potential sale and consolidation of Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) into the cooperative.
"The Ice Storm that hit our service area on Monday, February 16th, was the first significant ice event MED has experienced since the Ice Storm of February 1994."
Murfreesboro Electric Department is working hard to keep the power on to all of their customers. Spokesperson Amy Byers tells NewsRadio WGNS the scattered outages will continue until we get a thaw.
NewsRadio WGNS was not immune to Mother Nature's wrath. The ice storm disrupted the link between our South Church Street studios and the tower, which is in the wetlands area near the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring.
On cue, Mother Nature throws Rutherford County into the deep freeze. Temperatures aren't expected to get above freezing again until Friday afternoon. Murfreesboro Electric spokeswoman Amy Byers says your heating unit is working overtime.
The electric scam is back and has struck a local restaurant.
Lightning struck a breaker Friday morning at the corner of Clark Blvd. and Highland Ave., which knocked out power to about 12-hundred Murfreesboro Electric customers.
The Tennessee Valley Authority will raise electric rates by 1.5 percent in October, marking the second consecutive year of such a rate increase.
On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Board of Murfreesboro Electric Department honored Dr. Jean Anne Rogers, Power Board Chair, by naming the new Southeast Murfreesboro Substation the Dr. Jean Anne Rogers Substation.
The new Murfreesboro Electric website is now active, which means you can log on and compare your rates to the weather. Murfreesboro Electric Spokesperson Amy Byers explains...
Big changes for Murfreesboro Electric Customers... Amy Byers, the spokesperson for the electric department, tells us that you will be able to view more details about your account then ever before online.
There were several brief power outages within a half-hour period Sunday afternoon. The Murfreesboro Fire Department received calls of a transformer exploding on Thompson Lane near the Rivermont Apartments.
The TVA, Murfreesboro Electric and Middle Tennessee Electric are prepared for the upcoming nights that will bring with them a drop in temperatures, all the way down to 5-degrees. Are you ready for it? If you are in need of a blanket, WGNS has large (new) wool blankets that we will be happy to bring your way while supplies last, just call 893-5373.
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