Entries by Trent Scott

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New scholarship available to Washington Youth Tour delegates

[NASHVILLE] – For more than 50 years the Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Competition has honored some of Tennessee’s most talented young writers. Among other incentives, winners receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to learn more about history, government and public policy. Recently the rewards of winning grew when Union University in Jackson, Tenn., announced […]

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General Assembly Outlook

The 110th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee reconvened on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, for the second year of the two-year session and the first year in their new legislative offices at the Cordell Hull Building. It is expected that the upcoming legislative session will be a short one as 2018 is an election […]

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Tennessee electric co-ops respond to Trump speech

During a speech today at the Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville, President Donald Trump emphasized the need for expanded connectivity across rural America. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, made the following statement. “We are pleased that the Trump administration is making rural issues a […]

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Co-ops Build Up Tennessee

Electric co-ops have a mission to improve everyday life for our members and the communities we serve. That mission wasn’t completed when we first brought power to rural Tennessee in the 1930s. The mission today is unchanged — to understand the needs of our members and take action when we can to create new opportunities […]

Quick tips to avoid high energy bills

The new year has brought with it extreme cold weather to the Volunteer State. Cold weather means higher energy use. The lower the temperature, the more your heating system must operate to keep your home comfortable. Tennessee’s electric co-ops suggest the following tips to save energy and money during cold weather. Seal air leaks and […]


Preparing for a disaster

Every year, the U.S. is hit by many natural disasters, including snow and ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires. These types of disasters pose a significant threat to our communities and homes. The most important step you can take to keep you and your family safe is to prepare beforehand, but knowing what to do […]

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ORNL exec, three others join TVA board

via Jim Gaines, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The U.S. Senate confirmed four new members to the nine-seat Tennessee Valley Authority board on Thursday, including the deputy for operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Smith and three others in September. The new members come from four of the seven states […]


February 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in February. Please note that the TECA legislative conference will be held on Jan. 30 and 31. We will distribute media releases and photos at the conclusion of that event. Leadership column – Build up Leadership column – Co-op careers Efficiency article – energy myths Other Resources Co-op […]


January 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in January. Leadership column – Listening Safety article – disaster preparation Efficiency article – 10 Tips Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for January January 2 – Co-ops like [CO-OP NAME] have a significant impact on Tennessee. #coopsbuildup LINK TO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw January […]