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Slam the door on scammers by being a cautious consumer

    Don’t be tricked into paying a bill you don’t owe. Phony debt collection attempts rank among the most…

Mississippians shine when it comes to charitable giving

    Mississippians dig deeper in their pockets when it comes to giving. We always rank high in national surveys…

Of memories and thanksgiving

We are always reminded to “live in the moment” and “make the most of each day.” And, that is certainly…

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Monday, February 2 2015

It takes a special dedication to be an electric lineman

   When the weather turns miserable as it does so often during a Mississippi winter, I find myself thinking of linemen.     Their “office” is thousands of square miles… read more

Monday, December 29 2014

Get ready: 2015 is a major election year in Mississippi

   Welcome to the new year! For all of us in Mississippi, 2015 is a special year because it’s an election year! That’s right! For everyone who didn’t get… read more

Tuesday, November 18 2014

Charitable works fueled by generosity of Mississippians

   When it comes to charitable giving, Mississippi ranks No. 2 in the nation. That’s the finding of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, in a new analysis of 2012 IRS data.… read more

Wednesday, October 1 2014

How do electric co-ops benefit our state? Let’s count the ways

   What if the investments and jobs made possible by Mississippi’s 26 electric power associations were removed from the state’s economy? How would that… read more

Monday, September 1 2014

Youngsters need to know ABCs of electrical safety

   Some things are best learned by doing. But when we tell you how dangerous electricity can be, you’ll just have to take our word for it. Only highly trained and skilled lineworkers are… read more

Friday, August 1 2014

To save on electricity cost, use less electricity

   This is the time of year when you should expect a rise in electric bills simply because you are using more electricity to keep cool. But there is something you can do to reduce the impact… read more

Tuesday, July 1 2014

Hope fueled Americans’ greatest achievements

   Americans may be the most hopeful people on earth. It was hope, after all, that brought the colonists to these shores in the first place.    Hope for freedom and selfdetermination… read more

Friday, June 6 2014

Teens head to Washington for week-long Youth Tour

   This month, a group of 66 Mississippi high school students will join some 1,600 teens from across the nation for the weeklong Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Each student is… read more

Thursday, May 1 2014

One who tries and fails is more likely to succeed

   Persistence pays off, if you’re on the right track to start with. And who’s to say you’re not if you believe in yourself.    That is a lesson I hope is taught in… read more

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Good vibrations infuse Youth Leadership event

   Good vibes were bouncing all over the place during the 28th annual Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop, held in Jackson last month.    Over the course… read more

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