You never know what you have

May. 03, 2013 @ 04:23 AM

The old saying rings true is that you don’t miss something until it’s gone.

After Thursday, The Daily Courier can certainly relate.

Early Thursday morning, the transformer powering the paper decided it had enough and quit, leaving the paper without electricity.

Just like any workplace, not having power can be crippling.

No lights, no computers, no phones, no Internet.

Needless to say, operations at The Daily Courier were shut down. Without those now basic essentials to operate our business we were left in the dark, as it were.

Employees were forced to augment their schedules and work routines to ensure that this newspaper still came to its readers as it does every Tuesday through Sunday.

And, like with any drama story, there is a hero that comes to the rescue.

Thursday’s hero was in the form of the Town of Forest City’s electrical department.

Crews were on the scene in a hurry to assess the situation and determine what the problem was.

Quickly, the situation was addressed and the electrical department determined that a new transformer box was required.

In short order, the box was delivered and lifted in place of the old one.

The crew took the time to explain the situation and kept the newspaper staff abreast of the progress of installation.

By 1:30 p.m., power had been restored and The Daily Courier building came to life with what it had been missing all morning long ... electricity.

It should be no surprise to people living in Forest City the prompt response and dedication by town staff.

On Thursday, the Forest City Electric Department showed one of the many reasons why it is great to live in Rutherford County.

They were professional, prompt and dedicated to a high level of customer service.

We at The Daily Courier are appreciative of their efforts.

Granted, you never know what you are missing until it is gone. While electricity is one of those items, we would hate to miss the public servants that take pride in their jobs and providing services to those of us that might take those same services for granted.

By Matthew Clark, for the Editorial Board


The Daily Courier Editorial Board consists of community members Jerry Brewer, Kyle Bingham, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Editor Matthew Clark.