Entries by Trent Scott

From the front lines to power lines

Electric co-ops care about veterans By Anne Prince Electric co-ops have long had a special affinity for veterans. Perhaps because they are both so closely aligned in outlook, focusing on service, mission and country. Maybe it’s because a disproportionate number of veterans come from rural communities and return to their hometowns following active duty. Or, […]


Stay focused on safety during harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, Safe Electricity shares tips for a safe harvest. GPS with […]


Electrical safety lessons for kids

We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. Tennessee’s electric cooperatives encourage you to share electrical safety tips and lessons with your little ones as often as possible. We also […]

Software to improve mutual aid coordination

For decades, TECA has organized cooperative mutual aid across Tennessee, and a new software application will help co-ops better coordinate efforts during events that require assistance. The system developed by the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi allows co-ops in need to request aid and responding co-ops to assign crews and equipment – all in real-time using […]

State fair continues Tennessee Traditions

Americans, particularly Southerners, love our traditions. We eat turkey on Thanksgiving, throw rice at weddings and could never quite embrace the metric system. A tradition is, quite simply, the passing down of our beliefs and customs from one generation to the next. Traditions enrich our culture and create a heritage. Consider the phrase “time-honored traditions.” […]

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Co-ops light state fair midway

Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation lineman James Crowder flipped a ceremonial switch to light the midway at the 2016 Tennessee State Fair on Friday, Sept. 9. Attendees of the opening ceremony heard from legislators and elected officials, including Nashville Mayor Megan Berry and Robin Conover, editor of The Tennessee Magazine. “Like the fair, electric cooperatives have […]

Farm safety tips

Fall can be a busy time on the farm, but it only takes a few seconds to be sure everyone stays safe. Follow these tips to protect lives and equipment: Keep equipment at least 10 feet from lines – at all times, in all directions. Inspect the height of the farm equipment to determine clearance. […]