AEDs can turn bystanders into lifesavers

By Allison Law Quick action and repeated training can help someone in medical distress. And with a little help from technology, they can save a life.  That’s not just anecdotal. At Southern Pine EC, an automated external defibrillator (AED) and a quick-thinking crew helped save...
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By Carrie Banks Alabama has a vibrant, multilayered history, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has been the caretaker of our individual and collective stories since its inception in 1901 as the first state-funded historical and archival agency in the country. As...
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When your electricity goes off, the first question most of us ask our electric cooperative is: “When will my lights come back on?”  That’s something our linemen get asked quite often, so in recognition of Lineman Appreciation Week this month (April 15-19) we wanted to...
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Ala., Tenn. co-ops to send volunteers to Guatemala Volunteers from three of Alabama’s rural electric co-ops will go to Guatemala from April 8-26 to participate in

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A swing in the woods

When I was growing up, I loved swings. Who didn’t? Kids and swings go together like Clearasil and pimples.  For me, it began on the

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Cook of the Month: Candy Broyles, Baldwin EMC Like many residents of our Alabama coast, Candy Broyles and her husband retired to Gulf Shores after he

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Electric Cooperatives

Since 1936 electric co-ops have built 2.5 million miles of power lines across rural America – long enough to reach from the earth to the moon five and a half times.

From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, Alabama’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development. Statewide, electric cooperatives serve more than 1 million Alabamians in their homes, businesses, farms and schools. Their coverage spans approximately 70% of Alabama’s landmass.

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