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News for members of Coahoma Electric Power Association


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Today in Mississippi


April 2018

Thank a lineworker on April 9 America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. On April 9, 2018, Coahoma Electric Power Association will honor the dedicated men who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize all electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety. “Our lineworkers are the first responders of our electric distribution system,

and they work around the clock on high-voltage lines,” said Keith Hurt, Coahoma Electric general manager. “Conditions can be dangerous, but they power through to ensure reliable service for our members.” Seventeen men maintain 1,611 miles of line in Coahoma Electrics’s service territory. To honor these brave men Coahoma Electric invites members to take a moment and thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.

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Plant the right tree in the right place Trees beautify our neighborhoods, and when planted in the right spot, can even help lower energy bills. But the wrong tree in the wrong place can be a hazard... especially to power lines.

LARGE TREES 40-45 feet from lines • Southern Magnolia • Pecan • Oak • Maple • Hickory


MEDIUM TREES 30-35 feet from lines • Laurel • Ornamental Plum • Japanese Maple • Crabapple • Fruit Trees • Weeping Willow

SMALL TREES Avoid planting within 20 feet of power lines.

20-25 feet from line • Crape Myrtle • Flowering Dogwood • Wax Myrtle • Redbud • Purple Leaf Plum • Little Gem Magnolia

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When streaming online content, use the smallest device that makes sense for the number of people watching. Avoid streaming on game consoles, which use 10 times more power than streaming through a tablet or laptop. Source:

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The board, management and employees of Coahoma offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our lineman and friend, Mason Overall, who passed away on March 8, 2018. Mason served as a lineman in the Tunica area and it was with great sadness that we learned of his passing. God bless him and all of you at this time of sorrow.

Watch out for power poles! Farm equipment’s a lot taller and wider than it used to be. That’s why you should use extreme caution when operating equipment near power poles and lines, leaving a clearance of at least 10 feet. Knocking over a power pole or getting tangled up in the lines can be dangerous — even deadly. So think safety around power lines.

Think Safety

around power poles!

Today in Mississippi April 2018 Coahoma  

Today in Mississippi April 2018 Coahoma

Today in Mississippi April 2018 Coahoma  

Today in Mississippi April 2018 Coahoma