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It's a rare treat to experience both in winter with his dog Garth Brooks.
"Soaking up the sun man," said Herrell.
Thanks to some unseasonably warm weather, Herrell was even able to do the unthinkable Friday.
He turned his heat off.
"Oh yeah it's off," said Herrell.
It would appear he has plenty of company.
so many people are turning off their heat it's noticeable with Nashville Electric Service records.
On Monday, when it was below 30 degrees, the peak energy usage was 1,854 megawatts.
That number dropped by 600 megawatts Friday.
"There is a huge drop in energy usage. We're talking 10 times what it would cost to power Vanderbilt," said NES spokesperson Laurie Parker.
Parker says the key for all of us is the fact this nice weather will stick around for five days this week.
"If we have several days of way above normal temps like today 70 degrees is very unusual you're gonna see a difference because your heating costs are such a big chunk of what you pay," said Parker.
Which may be even better than an afternoon on the porch for Herrell.
His last heating bill wasn't cheap.
"I'm burnt out on cold. I lived in Chicago for 8 years and we got plenty of cold weather there," said Herrell.
Friday, January 11 2013, 08:34 PM CST
Documents detail charges against former official
May 22, 2013 12:36 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Knoxville say former Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe paid employees who never performed work.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/14wTIJO ) reported documents recently filed in Knox County Criminal Court allege Lowe and two former aides conducted a "continuous larcenous scheme" in which ghost employees were on the payroll.
Lowe, Delbert Morgan and Ray Mubarak face multiple theft charges.
A bill of particulars filed by the district attorney's office alleges Morgan bilked taxpayers out of nearly $197,000 by not showing up for work over four years.
The newspaper said Gregory P. Isaacs, Lowe's lawyer, and Tom Dillard, Mubarak's lawyer, declined comment Tuesday. Jeff Daniel, Morgan's attorney, could not be reached for comment.
In April 2012, when indictments were returned, Isaacs said Lowe strongly denied the allegations.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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