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    PRTC Holds Annual Meeting

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    More than 180 Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative members joined CEO Keith Gabbard and dozens of employees for PRTC's Annual Meeting held Saturday, October 18th at the Jackson County Community Theater. One of the highlights was discussion on PRTC being named a recipient of a Smart Rural Community Showcase Award by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. PRTC was one of only 13 rural communications firms in North America to be so honored. Other highlights included a recap of innovations in telephone services, enhancements to PRTC TV and PRTC's fiber optic network build that is bringing fiber to the home (FTTH) technology to all subscribers in the PRTC service area. Through this technology, subscribers can access advanced Broadband, television, and telephone capabilities including Internet access at speeds up to 100 mbps.

    Forum Held for Candidates at McKee Manor

    By Kernel Banks, Reporter/Staff Writer
    On Saturday, October 18th, 2014, McKee Manor held its last forum before the November election. Former McKee Mayor Kenny Isaacs served as the emcee for the evening. This even has grown to become one of the major political events in our county during each election McKee Manor schedules a political forum each election year for the primary and general election to allow the residents to meet all candidates for state, county, and local city who are running for offices in their district. Attending the event were candidates running for State Representative, District Judge’s office, which was vacated by Judge Renee H. Muncy, a long time Judge in Jackson County, who will be retiring this term, Jackson County Judge Executive, and McKee Mayor. Seven of the eleven City Council candidates also attended the forum; however, only five spoke due to two having to leave before they were scheduled to speak.