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Caving Adventures

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Explore the incredible hidden world that lies beneath the Appalachian Mountains.

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Going Caving in Tennessee

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Worley’s Cave Where: Bluff City, Tenn., in Sullivan County How to access: Worley’s is located on private property, and it is recommended that visitors tour the cave with a third-party outdoor recreation company, such as High Mountain Expeditions, River &

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Community-owned Broadband Expands Rural Opportunities

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The Southern Connected Communities Project is helping rural communities build locally owned and operated wireless broadband infrastructure.

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Takeaways from the TVA quarterly meeting

Increased public participation but continued gaps in transparency marked TVA’s recent quarterly meeting, which included a vote to close two of the utility’s coal plants.

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States Tackle Environmental and Energy Issues

With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.

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Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

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The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

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Coal Ash Cleanup: Three States See Major Developments

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North Carolina holds meetings on coal ash cleanup in the state. Tennessee workers who are sick after cleaning up TVA’s 2008 coal ash disaster seek resolution. Virginia moves closer to requiring Dominion Energy to relocate its toxic coal ash.

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Member Spotlight: Brian McAllister

Making a difference in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Tennessee Wants You to Sniff Out Rare Skunks

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is on the lookout for the rare Eastern spotted skunk after a trail camera caught one by chance last fall.

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In Tennessee, electric bill fees hurt customers

As Tennessee electric utilities seek to maintain profits, they are are increasing fixed fees on customer electric bills, regardless of how much electricity they use. That’s patently unfair, especially for lower-income people.

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