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2014-09-22 16:22:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, completed a month-long campaign for United Way at the corporate headquarters raising more than $268,000. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear corporate employees also support United Way agencies through involvement in community service activities. This year, employees have read to local students with Better Basics, built...

2014-09-16 12:35:11

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced today that President and CEO Don Horsley has been re-elected to the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association(®). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090507/CL13145LOGO "I am pleased to be able to continue to serve with CTIA in their mission to advocate on behalf of the wireless industry," said Horsley. "My goal is to represent the concerns of the regional carrier...

2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-09-09 16:21:48

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Payne Stewart Award, Southern Company and the PGA TOUR today recognized Sir Nick Faldo - a World Golf Hall of Fame member and six-time major champion - as the recipient of the 2014 Payne Stewart Award. Faldo was honored in a ceremony at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144397 The Payne Stewart Award is presented annually to a professional golfer...

2014-08-25 16:21:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, Aug, 25, leaders of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a new five-year contract effective Aug. 15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139391 "I commend the leadership of the IBEW for helping to establish an environment of mutual respect necessary for the development of an agreement beneficial to our employees and the safe operation of our facility,"...

2014-08-21 16:21:42

ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its longstanding commitment to the military, Southern Company today recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO A Troops to Energy jobs founding member, Southern Company partnered with the U.S. Army to develop the new program providing specialized...

2014-08-14 16:22:34

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi Power announced today that the Kemper County energy facility's combined cycle has been placed into commercial operation marking the facility's most significant milestone to date. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136354 Putting the combined cycle unit into operation means it will be available to serve Mississippi Power customers' energy needs during the remaining summer months. "This is a major success for the...

2014-08-07 16:21:56

More than 200,000 students engaged through innovative program since inception ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students across Georgia return to the classroom this month, Georgia Power's Learning Power program will go back to school as well. Learning Power, which has reached more than 200,000 students since its inception three years ago, is a statewide education initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The initiative is designed to...

2014-08-05 12:33:35

ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 53 organizations nationwide - as part of the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program - to encourage environmental stewardship and community partnerships and protect vital habitats. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Funding from Southern Company directly supports 11 projects within the...

2014-08-04 16:22:24

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to most economically comply with new federal environmental standards and meet obligations under a settlement with the Sierra Club, Mississippi Power is planning to repower, convert to natural gas, or retire several units at plants Watson, Sweatt and Greene County. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/133114 Mississippi Power will no longer use coal at Plant Watson, converting its two remaining coal-fired units to...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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