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

CWEMC Recognized as Member of the Month

CWEMC Chatom Superintendent Junior Carpenter accepts the Member of the Month Award from Brooke Atchison, Executive Director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce The Washington County Chamber of Commerce honored CWEMC as their November, 2010 Member of the Month. Your electric cooperative was not only chosen for its support of the Chamber but because…Continue Reading

Art meets accuracy with Harvey’s replicas

Since retiring from Harvey Courier six years ago, Darryl Harvey has enjoyed spending his free time atop a stool in his wood-working shed down Dubose Lane, Clarke County. Usually, with just an old photo or a crumpled newspaper clipping in hand, Harvey begins creating something magnificent from his favorite material, wood. For about 53 years,…Continue Reading

Andrews Log Church

It was raining hard when Aaron Burr was recaptured near McIntosh Bluff on the Tombigbee river in Washington County. He and his captors, a detachment of U.S. Calvary, spent a restless night in the meeting house before proceeding next morning to Fort Stoddart, down toward Mobile. Aaron Burr was the former Vice-President of the United…Continue Reading