When the New Orleans Saints are home in the ‘dome this Saturday, Oct. 9, Entergy Mississippi line worker Vince Burgess will be in the house to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks and to be honored as the Entergy Lineman of the Game.
Entergy Arkansas lineworkers are unsung heroes who build, maintain and repair the electrical grid to help power homes and businesses in the community no matter the weather conditions.
“It was second-nature to pull over and do anything I could to help.”
Entergy joins industry groups in honoring our nation’s electrical lineworkers.
Greg McGriff, who retired from Entergy Mississippi in March with 32 years of service, said he “had a good run” in his career as a troubleman and recently shared reflections on his experience in an episode of T&D World’s “Line Life” podcast.
It’s not every day you get an opportunity to help save a life, but that’s exactly what happened to Jacob Crawford and a co-worker as they were leaving a job in Tangipahoa Parish.
Lineworkers are like celebrities when they roll in to restore power after a storm. In neighborhoods or on a lonely country road, there’s always someone who wants to say thanks, shake hands, offer a meal or ask for help. Hurricane Ida was no different.
Traveling, eating great food and watching sports are some of Albert Carr’s favorite hobbies. The senior cable splicer from Flowood, Mississippi experienced all three as Entergy’s Lineman of the Game when the New Orleans Saints faced the Carolina Panthers on January 2 in the Caesars Superdome.
The Saints' season is over, but we're still celebrating an Arkansas connection to our corporate HQ's home team. Garner Gassman, serviceman from Malvern, Arkansas, represented Entergy as the Lineman of the Game during the New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins game Dec. 27.