Entries by Trent Scott

300 co-op employees volunteer to serve communities during Day of Service

[NASHVILLE] – Co-ops across the state today are participating in the first Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service. More than 300 co-op employees are scheduled to volunteer 1,200 hours in completing 19 unique service projects in co-op served communities throughout Tennessee. “We build stronger communities – it’s the reason we exist,” said David Callis, executive vice […]

Tennessee’s electric co-ops issue statement on TVA board nominations

[NASHVILLE] – Today President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky, James R. Thompson III of Alabama, A. D. Frazier of Georgia and Jeffrey Smith of Tennessee for the TVA board. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, made the following statement: “Decisions […]

Tennessee Co-ops send aid to Florida, Georgia

Volunteer lineworkers from 11 electric cooperatives to participate in restoration effort following massive hurricane NASHVILLE – More than 90 electric cooperative lineworkers from Tennessee are heading to Florida and Georgia to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Irma. “Eleven electric cooperatives in Tennessee are sending personnel and equipment to Florida and Georgia to assist […]

Tennessee’s electric cooperatives prepare to assist states impacted by Hurricane Irma

[NASHVILLE] – Electric cooperatives across Tennessee today are monitoring the track of Hurricane Irma and preparing to assist in the recovery efforts if needed. Electric cooperatives from 17 states, including co-ops in Tennessee, have spent the week developing a plan to assist in the recovery of areas impacted by the dangerous storm. “We work days […]

October CommKit

October 2017 Leadership Column – Co-op Month Co-op Month media release/article – Customize for magazine, post to website and distribute to local media Energy Vampires media release/article – Customize for magazine, post to website and distribute to local media Social Media Posts for October October 2 – In honor of #CoopMonth, we’re taking a look […]

September CommKit

September 2017 Leadership Column – How co-ops respond to outages Harvest safety media release/article – Customize for magazine, post to website and distribute to local media Harvest safety talking points – Use these talking points to schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. 4-H Electric Camp release/article Social Media Posts for September […]

Tennessee delegate named youth tour spokesperson

Aaron Lay, a senior at Sequoyah High School, was named national spokesperson for the Washington Youth Tour. Sponsored by local electric cooperatives and coordinated by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Youth Tour brings thousands of high school seniors to the nation’s capital each summer to learn about […]

Setting off fireworks on the Fourth? Look for power lines

If the fireworks show is in your yard this July 4, steer clear of power lines. Most people celebrate by watching a local, professional show — supervised by firefighters. But if you’re starting the performance early with consumer fireworks, here are some tips: Your fireworks might be legal, but that doesn’t mean they are safe. […]