Cherokee County Cable Comes to Country Place

We have used Suddenlink for internet since we moved here fifteen years ago. We’ve had our problems with dropped connections, of course, but overall we’ve been pleased with their service and haven’t hesitated to recommend it to our real estate clients. In April, we were contacted by our power provider, Cherokee County Electric Coop, to let us know that they would begin offering cable service and would be installing fiber optic here. In May CCEC gave us a price list for the services they would be offering and we saw that their 1 GB up/down service would be priced at $79.95. We had been paying $134.95 for the same service from Suddenlink. In June I spoke with several neighbors who had already made the switch with no issues so I called Suddenlink and asked what they could do on the pricing. I explained that they now had a competitor in our neighborhood and unless they could improve their pricing I would be changing providers. I spent twenty minutes on the phone with two nice Suddenlink customer service reps, both of whom assured me I had the best price available. I didn’t look forward to having to go through the change, but finally called CCEC and put in my order. The next week a team of installers showed up to run the fiber optic cable into our home and set up the modem and router. Two weeks later I got a call from Suddenlink’s “retention” department offering to beat the price I would be getting from CCEC. I explained that I had already made the switch and would not be switching back. We’ve now had our new service for several weeks and it has been an amazingly pleasant experience. If you have the option in your neighborhood, I can recommend Cherokee County Cable.
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Looking Back

Flashback Thursday:

In April of 2008, a beaver family built a large den underneath theconcrete spillway below Bream Lake (#2). Without that support, the spillway caved in and the water began to eat away at the dam itself. Over the next two months, L&L Construction brought in  tons of riprap and rebuilt the spillway. I snapped this photo of Ken Terrell, CPCA president at the time, surveying the project, which wound up costing more than $20,000. They’re amazing animals, but beaver can cause some very expensive damage.

CPCA Directory: Info Update Underway

Friends & Neighbors,

I am working on a new CPCA directory. I know that several of you had recommended putting the directory online because the constant turnover here makes the information outdated so quickly. However, in researching this I have come across a number of warnings regarding security. It seems any information published online, even behind a password, is vulnerable. The directory has always been an internal book, a primary tool of our informal crime prevention, and a great way to keep in touch with neighbors, confirm social engagements and set up play dates for kids. I have one on my desk, carry one in my car, and have used both to let neighbors know about loose dogs, trees across the road, broken sprinkler heads, and misdirected UPS and Fed-Ex packages.

Over the next week or so I am will be sending emails in waves to everyone to confirm the information on record (I’m now up to the H’s). Many of you have already replied with confirmation and/or updates. For those who haven’t replied, I’ve begun texting. If you haven’t received either by this time next week, please feel free to text me at 903.484.4797. If you are new and haven’t filled out the form, it is available through this link: New Residents’ Info Sheet.

We offer advertising in the directory and residents are given priority. If you are interested, please text me. I have print production expertise working in Adobe InDesign and will be happy to help you create your ad.

Halloween Hayride/Festival 2021

We had a picture-perfect day for our Hayride and Fall Festival today. Many thanks to Valencia, Charles, and their crew for such an enjoyable event.

  • The Stricklands put up black witches