Entries by Trent Scott

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Youth Tour scholarships awarded in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tennessee’s electric cooperatives awarded $16,000 in scholarships to Washington Youth Tour delegates on Tuesday evening, June 12, in Washington, D.C. Matthew Byrd, a senior from Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, was awarded a $10,000 Cooperative Youth Ambassador Scholarship. Byrd was a 2017 delegate of the Washington Youth Tour. In the year following […]

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Young leaders depart for nation’s capital

[NASHVILLE] – More than 135 students from across Tennessee are headed to Washington, D.C., as a part of the 2018 Washington Youth Tour later. The annual event, which begins today, provides young leaders with an opportunity to explore the nation’s capital, learn about government and develop their leadership skills. The Washington Youth Tour is sponsored […]

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TECA brings home multiple CCA awards

FORT WORTH – TECA staff received 11 awards during the Cooperative Communicators Institute awards ceremony Monday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas. The Cooperative Communicators Association works with electric, telephone, agriculture and purchasing cooperatives across the country to help members excel in communications – from writing, photography, and editing to video, layout, and design. “The CCA […]

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Monogram Refrigeration to expand operation in Pickwick EC service area

Refrigeration products manufacturer to create 210 new jobs in Pickwick Electric Cooperative service area Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Monogram Refrigeration, LLC officials recently announced that the company will expand its manufacturing facility in Selmer. Monogram, a leading manufacturer of upscale refrigerators, freezers and other refrigeration […]

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July 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in July. Leadership column – Prepared for Summer Storms Media release/magazine article – Move Over law Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for July July 2 – Move Over for utility workers in Tennessee. It’s the law. #moveoverTN [LINK TO ARTICLE ABOVE […]

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Cold Winter Helps TVA Set Records

by Michael W. Kahn, staff writer for NRECA After seeing the mildest winter in almost five decades last year, the winter of 2018 was a very different story for the Tennessee Valley Authority. A colder-than-normal January helped TVA set three of its top 12 winter peak demand records, as well as an all-time record for […]

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National Electric Safety Month

[NASHVILLE] – May is National Electric Safety Month. Electricity is an important part of our everyday lives, but each year unsafe and careless practices lead to fires, injuries and even deaths. Tennessee’s electric co-ops remind the public of the dangers of electricity and provides these tips to keep you and your family safe: WHEN OUTSIDE […]