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News from Georgia's electric co-ops * Compiled by Amy Schneider
Education for all ages
J
efferson Energy Cooperative in Wrens recently offered electrical-safety
lessons to two very different audiences: elementary school students
and firefighters.
Cooperative employees gave a presentation on March 17 to
second graders at the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics in
Hephzibah. Jefferson's Small Town USA model helped the students learn
about electrical safety and what to do around electrical lines.
Jefferson also attended McBean Elementary School's Careers on
Wheels event on April 1. The cooperative demonstrated its bucket truck for
children at the Hephzibah elementary school and talked about careers with
electric cooperatives. The
co-op also set up its Small
Town USA display inside to
share electrical-safety lessons
with the students.
On March 30, representatives
from the cooperative's
safety team visited the
Louisville Fire Department
in Louisville. After enjoying
a steak dinner with the first
responders, the team shared
information about the dangers
of electricity and how to do
their job safely around it.
Above: Quincy Thomas, safety and loss
control supervisor, visits the Georgia
School for Innovation and the Classics.
Left: James Noggle, safety and loss control
coordinator, demonstrates electrical dangers
at the Louisville Fire Department.
EMCs deliver books during Ag Week
R
epresentatives of Georgia's electric membership
cooperatives (EMCs) delivered the 2022 American Farm
Bureau book of the year, " How to Grow a Monster " by
Kiki Thorpe, to nearly 400 public libraries throughout the state
during Ag Week, March 21-25.
For 15 years, the bureau has identified a book that offers an
educational look at agricultural topics. Tucker-based Georgia
EMC and the Georgia Farm Bureau's Georgia Foundation for
Agriculture provide copies of the book of the year to the state's
public libraries.
This year, 16 EMCs participated in book presentations
From left, Rose Grimmett, manager of the Byromville Public Library
in Byromville, accepts a copy of " How to Grow a Monster " from Angie
Burton, Dooly County Farm Bureau offi ce manager.
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at libraries in their communities during Ag Week: Altamaha
(based in Lyons), Amicalola (Jasper), Central Georgia (Jackson),
Coastal Electric Cooperative (Midway), Colquitt (Moultrie),
Diverse Power (LaGrange), Flint Energies (Reynolds), Grady
(Cairo), Habersham (Clarkesville), Hart (Hartwell), Irwin
(Ocilla), Middle Georgia (Vienna), Planters (Millen), Sawnee
(Cumming), Sumter (Americus) and Upson (Thomaston).
The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture began donating
the American Farm Bureau book of the year to libraries in 2016;
Georgia EMC joined the partnership in 2018.
SYLANDI BROWN / MIDDLE GEORGIA EMC
TAMIKA LAMPKIN / JEFFERSON ENERGY COOPERATIVE
TAMIKA LAMPKIN / JEFFERSON ENERGY COOPERATIVE

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