Bob Collier has had his fair share of challenges while serving as general manager of North East Mississippi Electric Power Association, but none as great as the 1994 ice storm. Collier is set to retire after 23 years with NEMEPA at the end of the month. (January 20, 2014, Page 1)
North East Mississippi Electric Power Association wants to celebrate its 75th anniversary with its customers by sharing its history with them during a three-day celebration where everyone is invited to come to the station on Highway 30 and learn about the company’s beginnings and some of its newer services and maybe even win a mini-iPad. (May 10, 2013, Page 1B)
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Lafayette County until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The possible severe winter weather has forced most schools in the area to close as well as canceling or changing events and public meetings. A quarter to a half inch of ice accumulation is expected. Check the EAGLE website and Facebook page for updates on closings and other weather-related information. (January 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Oxford residents can expect a few showers and breezy conditions over the next two days and remnants from Hurricane Isaac drift into north Mississippi. Local power companies are geared up to handle any power outages that might occur. (August 29, 2012, Page 1, 14)
Around 2,000 residents are still without power in the county while city residents mostly have power back on after 12 hours of storms that wreaked havoc on poles and electric wires. (April 28, 2011, Page 5)
TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)
A lot of work was done behind the scenes over the last few months on “Project Duke,” which helped bring Olin Corp.’s Winchester Centerfire Operations and 1,000 jobs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the players in the relocation and expansion project who helped make it happen. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
Flipping on your lights will cost you a few more cents next month.
Electric bills are set to rise in April by about $3.80 a month for typical residential customers now that the Tennessee Valley Authority has approved a fuel-cost adjustment to cover fluctuating fuel and purchased-power costs.
Despite the rise, customers will still pay less this April compared to April 2009, thanks to a continuous credit that’s been in place since October. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)