13 Nov, 2018

OREMC Accepting Scholarship Applications

By |2018-11-13T11:55:47+00:00November 13, 2018 11:55 am|Tags: , , , , |

Okefenoke REMC annually sponsors two scholarship programs — OREMC Scholarship and the Walter Harrison Scholarship — and applications to both are now being accepted. Applicants for either scholarship may be a high-school senior or an undergraduate college or vocational/technical student. Non-traditional students are also eligible to apply. OREMC Scholarships are $2,000 each and 10 are available based on the following criteria: Applicants must reside in one of eight counties included in OREMC’s service area: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne in Georgia; and Baker and Nassau in Florida. Funds [...]

12 Nov, 2018

Terrell Brazell Appointed to OREMC Board of Directors

By |2018-11-12T16:05:11+00:00November 12, 2018 4:02 pm|Tags: , , , , , |

Terrell Brazell of St. Marys has been appointed to the Okefenoke REMC Board of Directors representing District 9-Southeast Camden County. The OREMC board appointed Brazell to fill the seat left vacant from an unfulfilled term.  A broker/owner of Mossy Oak Properties, Brazell says it was a couple of years ago he first thought of running for the board, but timing wasn’t quite right. Growing up with many of the line crew who work in OREMC’s Kingsland office, and having a brother who is a right-of-way forester for Georgia Power, he [...]

2 Nov, 2018

OREMC Hosts FFA Wiring Competition Practice Session

By |2018-11-02T14:53:33+00:00November 2, 2018 2:53 pm|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Okefenoke REMC recently held a practice session for the upcoming South Region FFA Wiring Competition to be held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton on November 15, leading up to the statewide competition in January 2019. Nine students from six surrounding counties participated in OREMC’s practice session that took place at Brantley Country High School. Facilitating the practice session was Jerry Stone, agricultural mechanics area teacher at ABAC and advisor for South Region FFA. OREMC award cash prizes to the top three finishers: $100 to first place winner [...]

29 Oct, 2018

OREMC Announces New System Operator

By |2018-10-29T14:35:23+00:00October 29, 2018 2:35 pm|Tags: , , , , |

Ana Chesser is Okefenoke REMC’s newest system operator in the Cooperative’s control center located at the Nahunta office. She joins Bradley Mobley, James Riggins and Joey Steedley in providing 24/7 coverage of system operations using the new SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. With SCADA, system operators can recognize potential problems in the substations and assist with power restoration efforts by coordinating communication with line crews and/or remote operation of substation equipment. “I like the decision-making opportunities I have in this position,” notes Chesser, “and being an integral part [...]

11 Oct, 2018

OREMC Cleans Up After Hurricane Michael

By |2018-10-11T14:09:56+00:00October 11, 2018 2:07 pm|Tags: , , , , |

Pictured are (l-r): Houston Dowling, Roger Sloan, Steven Wynn, Marcus Skelton, Will Teston, Ryan Carter, Jody Miller and Todd Gay. Crews Being Dispatched to Assist Fellow EMCs Restore Power Overnight Hurricane Michael made its way across the state causing storm-related damage across south and middle Georgia. Okefenoke REMC line crews worked through the night to respond to outages as they occurred, affecting 2,000 consumer-members. By noon the storm-related outages had been cleaned up. Four OREMC crews have been dispatched to assist electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in other parts [...]

8 Oct, 2018

OREMC Presents Camden County High School With GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

By |2018-10-08T12:03:37+00:00October 8, 2018 12:03 pm|Tags: , , , , |

Presenting the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Camden County High School is (l-r) Okefenoke REMC’s Royce Proctor, member service representative, and Steve E. Rawl Sr., first vice president, OREMC Board of Directors. Accepting the award are student athletes and coaches including: Madison Melton, golf; Ken Garard, basketball; Marissa Smith, cheerleading; Bayleigh Dixon, swimming; Hannah Jelercic, soccer; Myles Starke, wrestling; Tierney Lumpkins, volleyball; Amber Griffin, softball; Nicole Jones, basketball; Aaron Wainwright, baseball; Lucien Hodell, football; Brian English, head baseball coach; Joseph Allen, assistant basketball coach; and Kelsey Galabiz, head [...]

2 Oct, 2018

OREMC Finance Team Welcomes New Accountant

By |2018-10-02T09:32:13+00:00October 2, 2018 9:32 am|Tags: , , |

Okefenoke REMC is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Hughes. She joins OREMC’s Finance & Administrative Services team as an accountant responsible for work orders, plant accounting and month-end reporting and reconciliation. Hughes says OREMC is a change in opportunity for her. She had heard good things about the Co-op and brings experience and expertise in financial programming. Eric Dyal, manager, Finance & Administrative Services, notes, “Elizabeth has knowledge and understanding of financial reporting that is essential to her position, but she also offers a new perspective and experience that can help [...]

2 Oct, 2018

Your OREMC: More Than Just Electricity

By |2018-10-02T09:22:23+00:00October 2, 2018 9:22 am|Tags: , , |

October is National Co-op Month and the perfect time to highlight what sets electric cooperatives, including Okefenoke REMC, apart. OREMC is community born, community led and focused on you, our consumer-members. While our original mission was to help light up our corner of rural America, the electric utility industry, and our dependence on electricity, has changed dramatically over the past 79 years. The focus of our business is powering your life every day, however, it is also about doing so reliably, embracing and promoting renewable energy resources and being a [...]

19 Sep, 2018

OREMC Welcomes New Lineworkers

By |2018-09-19T08:34:28+00:00September 19, 2018 8:34 am|Tags: , , , |

Okefenoke REMC has hired three new lineworkers: Ernest “Ernie” Mitchell (pictured center) in the Kingsland District Office and Cole Carter (pictured left) and Ricky Williams (pictured right) in the Hilliard, Florida District Office. Mitchell, from Kingsland, joins OREMC with 17 years of linework experience having previously worked at Georgia Power Company. Most recently he was a senior missile mechanic with Lockheed Martin, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, but welcomed the opportunity to join OREMC as he missed line work. Mitchell earned his bachelor’s in education from Valdosta State University, and [...]

11 Sep, 2018

New OREMC Board Director Elected

By |2018-09-11T15:42:19+00:00September 11, 2018 3:42 pm|Tags: , , , |

Okefenoke REMC’s consumer-members have elected Craig Morgan from Nahunta as their District 4-Middle Brantley County representative on the board of directors. He will serve a three-year term—along with re-elected directors R. Wayne Combs, District 1-Baker County, Florida, and Jimmy Woodard, District 5-West Brantley County and Ware County—on the OREMC board. Craig Morgan Winning over incumbent Board Director Tony Ham, Morgan says he respects and applauds Ham’s 24 years of service, but notes the timing finally seemed right for him to run for the OREMC board. It is something [...]