Scholarship Awarded to Sydney Schultz

July 2011| Alabama Living This summer college bound high school graduates are preparing for the fall semester as they attend freshmen orientations and register for classes. Sydney Schultz of Jackson High School has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will aid Sydney as she attends…Continue Reading

Tips for hurricane season

Minimizing the effects of the storm Every year at this time, people in South Alabama brace themselves for another potentially destructive hurricane season. Hurricane season begun June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. The experts are predicting an above-average hurricane season. “Since we can’t stop hurricanes,” Manager Stan Wilson said, “the only thing we can…Continue Reading

My Time at Clarke-Washington EMC

June 2011| Alabama Living A resident of the Jackson area for over seventy-five years, Betty Joyce Etheredge began working at Clarke-Washington EMC in October of 1971 as a Customer Service Representative, and her duties included billing, working delinquent accounts, cashiering and assisting the meter readers. Prior to working for the Cooperative, Betty Joyce worked one…Continue Reading

Terrible Tornadoes

June 2011| Alabama Living   Bob Grip said last night on Fox 10 News, “This was an extraordinary year for tornadoes!” I’ve been thinking this is about the worst year I can remember for storm after storm packed with tornadoes, and the statistics are bearing that out. There has been devastating destruction and great loss…Continue Reading

A Partnership with the National Weather Service

May 2011| Alabama Living      As the chances for thunderstorms and severe weather increase through the spring and summer months, Clarke-Washington EMC wants to encourage all of our members to consider purchasing a weather radio for your home so you will be alerted when a storm or tornado warning has been posted.      The National…Continue Reading

It’s Our Privilege and Our Obligation

March 2011| Alabama Living Yesterday was a beautiful January day. I took off in the afternoon with my grandson Jay (daughter, Sundi’s son) to sit in a deer stand and to clear my mind. At work earlier in the day we talked about why it is important to remember when and how CWEMC came about.…Continue Reading

CWEMC Turns Seventy-Five

January 2011| Alabama Living   Happy New Year to you and your family as we move into another year – 2011.   Can you believe it?  As I write this well in advance of January 1, it seems 2010 has flown by.  I actually love black-eyed peas and just about anything green so you see I’m…Continue Reading

Other Stories: Storm Wreaks Havoc

Storms rip through Washington County during the early morning hours on Nov. 15. Storms went through the Beaver Damn Road and Yarbo areas causing extensive damage to power lines. Three Alabama Electric Cooperative (AEC) transmission structures were twisted off from the high winds. These high winds also caused a lot of damage to Clarke-Washington EMC’s…Continue Reading