Entries by Trent Scott

Scholarships awarded to youth tour delegates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tennessee’s electric cooperatives awarded $16,000 in scholarships to Washington Youth Tour delegates on Monday evening, June 12, in Washington, D.C. Candace Hargrave, a senior from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, was awarded a $10,000 Cooperative Youth Ambassador Scholarship. Hargrave was a 2016 delegate of the Washington Youth Tour. In the year following […]

Arcadia Power

[CO-OP NAME] has heard from a handful of our members who were contacted by Arcadia Power. We urge members of our co-op to thoroughly research Arcadia Power and fully understand what they offer before signing up. Arcadia Power claims to be “the utility of the future” and offers to provide “renewable energy” to any home […]

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Conover wins Klinefelter award

The Tennessee Magazine editor recognized for lifetime of achievement in cooperative communications [Baton Rouge] – Robin Conover, editor of The Tennessee Magazine, is the 2017 recipient of the H. E. Klinefelter Award. The award was presented Tuesday, June 6, at the Cooperative Communicators Association Institute in Baton Rouge. The Klinefelter Award is presented annually to […]

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Holiday weekend storms leave 50,000 co-op members without power

Severe storms roared through the Volunteer State on Saturday evening, May 27, leaving more than 50,000 co-op members across the state without power. Wind speeds exceeding 95 miles per hour were recorded in some locations, bringing down trees, breaking poles and snapping power lines. Crews worked through the holiday weekend to repair the significant damage. […]

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July CommKit

July 2017 Leadership Column – Move over and save lives Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around July 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. Social Media Posts for July July  3 – Independence Day office closed information […]

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June CommKit

June 2017 Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around June 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. Social Media Posts for June June 1 – Link to information on how members can track their energy use [MyUsage.com, SmartHub, […]

energy vacation press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Co-op Name] shares tips to give your home’s energy use a vacation while you are on vacation [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here’s a few tips from [CO-OP NAME] […]

Move Over and Save a Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Move Over and Save a Life Six years after the Tennessee’s Move Over Law was expanded to include utility workers, lineman continue to face roadside hazards   [HEADQUARTERS CITY] – In 2011, following efforts by Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only include […]

Move Over talking points

TALKING POINTS Move over for utility workers   In 2011 the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only include police, firefighters and other first responders, but utility workers as well. Lineworkers have a dangerous job. They often work high above the ground near energized lines. Their work demands their full concentration. Distractions can […]

Haslam signs broadband bill during ceremony in Brownsville

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday, May 16, participated in a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, legislation that will expand broadband access in rural Tennessee by allowing electric cooperatives to provide retail service to co-op members. “Electric co-ops are the natural partners to do this because of their nature,” said Haslam. “They are […]