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Gas utility gets 'clean' audit, APGA Safety Award


The board of commissioners for Jefferson Cocke County Utility District was
presented the gas utility's fifth-in-a-row national safety award. Front from left
are Commissioners Robert Overholt, President Gary Hammonds, and
Vice-President Harry Chambers. Back from left to right are Commissioner Bill
Buda, General Manager Tommy Bible, and Commissioner Craig Kisabeth.
Published: 9:40 PM, 08/30/2013

Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Jefferson Cocke County Utility District received good news on two significant achievements, thanks to the work of local employees, said General Manager Tommy Bible.

For five years in a row now the public utility serving more than 12,300 customers in Cocke and Jefferson counties received the national American Public Gas Association (APGA) annual safety award.

The safety award is given to only a few utilities in America because of their outstanding safety records, said Bible. The APGA award was for 2012.

"We are proud of it. It speaks well of our people, our employees," said Bible. More than 40 JCCUD employees participate in training, safety awareness, and contests to achieve the remarkable series of awards.

Secondly, JCCUD was notified by its audit firm the audit for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013 found no deficiencies and was "clean."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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