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EMEPA recognizes employees’ dedicated service

The following employees have provided a combined total of 530 years of service to East Mississippi Electric Power Association and were recently recognized at EMEPA’s Employee Christmas Dinner for their hard work and dedication.

 5 Years

Blake Sharron

Eliot Smith

10 Years

Chance Kidd

Archie Matthews

Chris Gryner

15 Years

Stephanie Mimbs

Jo Ann Reed

Lashanda Johnson

 20 Years

Eddie Wallace

Ed Morrow

Jack Smith

 25 Years

Darrel Eiland

Alan Crowson

Tony Williamson

Bryce Nester

Shawn Croft

Larry Pace, Director

 30 Years

Steve Helms

Sherry Wallace

Beverly Enterkin

Tony Vick

 35 Years

Marvella Campbell

40 Years

Randy Carroll, CEO

Thank you for your dedicated service to EMEPA, members and the surrounding community.

EMEPA holiday closing schedule

East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holiday. In addition, offices will be closed Monday, Jan.1 for the New Year’s Holiday. Dispatchers will remain on duty and may be reached at 601-581-8600 in the case of an outage or emergency situations. We wish…Continue Reading

EMEPA closes for Thanksgiving holiday

East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. Dispatchers will remain on duty and may be reached at 601-581-8600 in the case of an outage or emergency situation. We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.Continue Reading

EMEPA to return $2.5 Million in capital credits

East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the return of capital credits for the years 1975 and 1987 totaling more than $2.5 Million. Members of EMEPA during those years helped provide the funding to build and maintain the electric system. As a not-for-profit cooperative, all funds not used to pay…Continue Reading

Changing Colors

Fall, that time of year when we eagerly anticipate the changing colors on the trees and experience crispness in the air. While we may enjoy the beauty of the bright colors for a few weeks, once these leaves fall from their summer place of residence, the work of raking begins. I’ve often wondered, how do…Continue Reading

EMEPA to hold 79th Annual Meeting

East Mississippi Electric Power Association will conduct its 79th Annual Meeting of the membership at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in the Association’s Meridian Auditorium. Official notices were mailed in August to invite you and all EMEPA members to attend our Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will inform members of actions taken during…Continue Reading

Are you secure? October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Alison Kennedy Sony, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo and even the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have all been attacked by cybercriminals. Let’s face it: In today’s world, the cybersecurity threats facing our nation can seem overwhelming – and downright scary. Cybersecurity, specifically the protection and security of consumer-members’ assets and the nation’s complex, interconnected…Continue Reading

EMEPA prepares to send crews to Florida/Georgia

East Mississippi Electric Power Association is preparing to send 21 employees including linemen, servicemen, engineers, right-of-way crew and mechanic to Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation, headquartered in Nahunta, Ga., to aid in power restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma. Okefenoke REMC’s service territory is among the areas in the predicted path of Hurricane Irma, which is…Continue Reading

2017 Youth Tour: EMEPA’s Future Leaders

2017 Youth Tour: EMEPA’s Future Leaders

Each year, East Mississippi Electric Power Association sponsors high school juniors on a tour of Washington, D.C., in June. They join other students representing hundreds of cooperatives from Mississippi and across the United States. The delegates are all like minded students that are motivated to succeed and become leaders in their communities. This tour is…Continue Reading

Member engagement saved the co-op

East Mississippi Electric Power Association is a member-owned, member-governed cooperative. When the co-op was founded back in 1938, members of the community knew that we were a locally owned business – likely because they or someone they knew played a part in helping found the cooperative. Over time as the novelty of receiving electricity waned,…Continue Reading