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2014-03-31 08:24:03

ATLANTA, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Atomic Museum Foundation has named Southern Company the recipient of the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History in recognition of the company's leadership in and commitment to new nuclear development. The award was presented at the Einstein Society Gala in Albuquerque, N.M. Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear's Chairman, President and CEO Stephen E. Kuczynski accepted the award. (Logo:...

2014-03-18 12:22:14

ATLANTA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced a strategic partnership with Henry County Broadband (HCB) to provide reciprocal assets and services in the Atlanta, Macon and Henry County, Ga., areas. Through the partnership, Southern Telecom and HCB will expand their respective networks, both now and in the future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO "Southern Telecom's fiber network, maintenance and...

2014-03-17 12:22:33

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, March 16, at 4 a.m. ET 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 1 was completed in the fall of 2012. "This cycle, Unit 1 provided power for more than 513 consecutive days,"...

2014-03-10 16:22:31

Critical module towers more than five stories tall, marks heaviest "lift" to date for project ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Saturday, the project team successfully placed the CA20 module into the Unit 3 nuclear island. Weighing more than 2.2 million pounds, or 1,100 tons, and towering more than five stories tall, the module is the...

2014-03-06 20:20:32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant near Baxley, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on Feb. 3. Electricity production resumed on March 6 at 6:57 a.m. EST. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and...

2014-02-27 16:22:35

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune magazine has named Southern Company to its 2014 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has earned recognition among the publication's top three utilities worldwide. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Fortune recognized Southern Company as an industry leader for its quality of management, soundness of financial position, value as a long-term investment, quality...

2014-02-26 12:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Y. Kerr II, co-chairman of McGuireWoods' energy industry team, is departing the firm to become general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest electric utilities. Kerr, a partner in the Raleigh office of McGuireWoods LLP and a senior adviser at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC since 2008, will begin his new duties at the Atlanta headquarters of Southern...

2014-02-26 12:22:11

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced that James Y. Kerr II has been named general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, effective March 8. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140226/CL72586 http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Kerr is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, where he also...

2014-02-25 12:22:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J. Barnie Beasley Jr., former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Southern Co., has been elected to the American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Board of Directors. Beasley, 62, was named president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. in 2004 and added the title of chairman in 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Previously, he served as executive vice...

2014-02-24 16:21:38

ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced that Dr. Larry S. Monroe has been named chief environmental officer and research and environmental affairs senior vice president of Southern Company Services, Inc., effective March 1. Monroe will succeed Christopher M. Hobson, who has announced plans to retire, effective June 27. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/CL70774 During the transition, Hobson...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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