Waylon Graham of Wewahitchka, Fla., was elected to the PowerSouth Board of Trustees during the May 25 board meeting. READ MORE
PowerSouth’s 2011 Annual Report, themed “The Principles behind the Power,” was published in late May, highlighting our accomplishments of the year and plans for the future. READ MORE
Through PowerSouth, 20 distribution systems pool their resources to gain economies of scale to generate affordable, reliable energy for our end-use members. READ MORE
Every life is unique — like a sunrise or a shellfish in the sea. As we approach the final turn in our lives — and regardless of our age, we are all approaching that turn — we often think about how long our lives will be remembered before our memories are washed away by time like footprints washed away by the surf. READ MORE
PowerSouth employee, Angela Nelson, has written a book about Fleeta School and how her family ties into it. READ MORE
“As a cooperative, PowerSouth is not just one institution,” said Gary Harrison, Board President, at PowerSouth’s annual meeting May 25. “The distribution members serve as supporting pillars in the organization. We share in each other’s accomplishments and respond when another is in need. These and other cooperative principles are the founding tenants of our business.”
• Steve Harmon, Pioneer EC, serving from 2006 to 2011, during which he served on the Engineering and Operations, Corporate Planning and Power Supply and Finance and Audit Committees.
Waylon Graham of Wewahitchka, Fla., was elected to the PowerSouth Board of Trustees during the May 25 board meeting.
He has two children — Anthony Waylon Graham and Diane Graham Mack.
PowerSouth’s 2011 Annual Report, themed “The Principles behind the Power,” was published in late May, highlighting our accomplishments of the year and plans for the future.
The 2011 Annual Report is accessible via our website, www.powersouth.com, under the Newsroom/Publications tab. Individuals wanting a printed copy of the report may contact Christi Scruggs, PowerSouth Print Communications Coordinator, at (334) 427-3734 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a sophomore in college, I contracted what my doctor called Glandular Fever. I lost weight and ended up weighing about 125 pounds before I finally leveled off. For a number of years afterward, I had trouble gaining weight, regardless of what I ate. I would eat two double cheeseburgers, chips and candy bars at the Smoke House Pool Room in downtown Florence. I would eat two Whoppers and fries at Burger King. Yet, I still had trouble gaining weight and graduated college weighing only about 160 pounds.
I hope you enjoy every sunrise and have a great month.
Qualifying cooperative members wanting to make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes can soon get funding through their local electric cooperative and PowerSouth’s residential energy efficiency financing program.
Board members and executive management will gather later this month for PowerSouth’s annual strategic planning sessions.
Brent Peinhardt, Principal and President of Vantage Associates will serve as planning facilitator.
The hurricane season officially started June 1 and ends Nov. 30, and several forecasting teams are predicting a mild Atlantic season.
Sources: Harriet McLeod and Jane Sutton, Reuters
A recent study by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) and Consumer Federation of America indicates Americans are demonstrating a greater understanding of the co-op business model — a positive note during the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives.
Survey respondents rated consumer cooperatives more highly than for-profit businesses on measures of quality and service. Cooperatives outranked for-profits in several areas. (See chart below.)
In a move that set social media abuzz in mid May, President Obama changed his campaign’s website to include a reference to clean coal technology. According to a report from the Washington Times, “Under the heading ‘President Obama’s approach to energy independence,’ an entire section on the campaign website was altered from ‘fuel efficiency’ to ‘clean coal.’ The sections now appear as: oil, natural gas, clean coal, biofuels, wind, solar and nuclear.”
Source: PACE email blast, May 17, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to delay proposing new effluent guidelines and standards for wastewater discharges from coal-burning power plants until Nov. 20. It won’t issue a final rule until April 28, 2014, under an extension of a consent decree.
Source: Public Power Weekly, May 28, 2012
You may be able to easily identify people who could, legitimately or not, gain physical access to your home or office computer, but identifying the people who could gain remote access to your computer becomes much more difficult. As long as you have a computer and connect it to a network, you are vulnerable to someone or something else accessing or corrupting your information; however, you can develop habits that make it more difficult.
Source: National Cyber Security Alliance and US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Congratulations to Debbie Marcum (Member Services), who was named outstanding alumna at Lurleen B. Wallace (LBW) Community College in Andalusia. She graduated from LBW in 1985.
Welcome to Chelsea Moseley, Work Study in the Business Development Division, effective May 7.
Good-bye and good luck to Caleb Cochran, Co-op Engineer at Central Generation, effective May 10.
Congratulations to Jennifer Kelley on her promotion to Department Secretary in the Human Resources Department, effective May 1. She was previously Administrative Clerk.
Congratulations to Lisa Senn on her promotion to Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Department, effective May 1. She was previously Division Secretary.
PowerSouth’s Telecommunications department recorded seven consecutive safe working years on May 12.
PowerSouth plans to maintain a safe work environment for all employees in the coming years and regards the Telecommunications department’s dedication to safety as a victory for the whole company.
Congratulations to Joshua Douglass (above right), son of Vivian Douglass (Human Resources). Joshua graduated from the Alabama Police Academy in Selma on April 12. He received the Academic Award and the PT Award. He is employed as a Probation and Parole Officer in Tuscaloosa.
Josh Huggins (above), son of Rick (Bulk Power) and Sandy Neal (Communications), recently visited China as part of Auburn University’s Symphonic Band. The Band performed concerts in various cities including Beijing and Shanghai.
Congratulations to Taylor Wright (above), son of Kim Johns (Legal and Corporate Affairs). Taylor graduated from Auburn May 6.
Congratulations to Chase Arrington (above), son of Kim Arrington (Fuels). He graduated from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy on May 8. He received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Chase is engaged to Donna Schwinn of Decatur who also graduated May 8 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. They are both employed with Rite Aid and live in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Congratulations to Greg Bush (Lines Technician) and his wife, Kriston, on the birth of their daughter, Kynlee Rae Bush (above) on May 9. Kynlee weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. She was welcomed home by two-year-old big sister, Chloe.
Congratulations to Cindy Bozeman (Accounting) on the birth of her grandson, Eli Brooks Hart (above), May 9. Eli weighed 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Proud parents are Daniel and Jodi Hart. Eli was welcomed home by big sister, Cali.
Congratulations to Kayla and Ryan Mitchell (left), children of Michael Mitchell (Telecommunications). Ryan won the Academic Award, Top Math Award, Top Reading Award,Top 4-H Reporter and Presidential Award at Straughn Elementary’s Award’s Day. Kayla received an award for being among the top five in eighth grade, Math Team member, winner at the county math tournament, Top Reading Award, Top 4-Her, Most Intellectual and Most Likely to Succeed at Straughn Middle School.