17 Jan, 2019

OREMC Makes Donation to Kingdom Care, Inc.

By |2019-01-18T09:00:29+00:00January 17, 2019 3:45 pm|Tags: , , , , |

Concern for the community, one of the seven cooperative principles, is a shared mission of Kingdom Care, Inc. and Okefenoke REMC, and the basis for OREMC’s recent donation of $1,000 to Kingdom Care using unclaimed capital credits. “Kingdom Care is a perfect example of how OREMC can give back and make a difference in the lives of our members and the communities we serve,” notes Dewayne Johns, OREMC member service representative. “Being of service is what cooperatives are about, and we applaud our board of directors’ commitment to supporting the [...]

5 Dec, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 National Washington Youth Tour

By |2018-12-05T14:36:19+00:00December 5, 2018 2:36 pm|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From monuments and museums, to history in the making, the 2019 National Washington Youth Tour is a leadership experience that immerses young people from across the country in a historical and cultural trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., promoting awareness and understanding of our nation’s past, present and future. Kaden and his fellow OREMC delegates in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial. Okefenoke REMC sponsors four students to participate in the all-expenses paid Washington Youth Tour and invites high school juniors living in the eight counties [...]

28 Nov, 2018

OREMC Giving the Gift of Reading

By |2018-11-28T14:04:01+00:00November 28, 2018 2:04 pm|Tags: , , , |

Ferst Readers Regional Program Coordinator Michelle Maddox accepts a donation from OREMC presented by Nancy White, customer service supervisor. Giving the “gift of reading” is the motivation behind Okefenoke REMC’s recent $1,000 donation to Ferst Readers to support the establishment of the program in Brantley County. It is one of 90 programs in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Montana and Texas aimed at promoting early literacy skills and school readiness in children from low-income families. Giving back to the community is also one of the seven cooperative principles, and [...]

20 Nov, 2018

New Customer Service Representative Greeting OREMC Consumer-Members

By |2018-11-20T09:56:06+00:00November 20, 2018 9:56 am|Tags: , , , , |

There is a new face greeting Okefenoke REMC consumer-members who visit the cooperative’s Nahunta office. Carli Johns has joined OREMC’s customer service team and is assisting members who walk-in or come through the drive-up window.  “I’ve always been interested in OREMC, as I heard it was a good place to work,” notes Johns. “I like meeting new people and building relationships. Plus, my husband is a lineman with a contractor, so it is an industry I was familiar with.”  While customer service has always been the focal point of John’s [...]

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 [...]