Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - (Page 16)

COMPILED BY VICTORIA SCHARF DECASTRO Hinson Mosley Highway dedicated U.S. Highway 84 between Jesup and Screven officially became known as Hinson Mosley Highway on July 12. The ceremony took place at the Altamaha Technical College before a crowd of Southeast Georgia leaders and state transportation officials. The ceremony ended with the unveiling of a new sign that will be put up on the road. Mosley was elected to the Georgia House from District 171 in 1992 where he chaired the Game, Fish and Parks Committee and served on numerous other committees before retirHinson Mosley stands next to his caricature, which was drawn by Jim Powell, the editorial cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Jesup Press-Sentinel. COURTESY MITCHELL EMC ing from the legislature in 2006. In 2007, he was elected to the board of directors for Alma-based Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corp. where he serves as vice chairman. Riding for a cure More than 30 motorcyclists and their passengers joined Mitchell Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) volunteers for the electric cooperative’s 2nd Annual “Hope” Poker Run on March 20, in support of the American Cancer Society. Registration began at Mitchell EMC headquarters in Camilla, with stops in Sale City, Sylvester, Albany and the final stop back at the co-op for a late lunch, awards and door prizes.Winner of the best hand, Mark Davis poses with his wife, Ann. REA: The early years COURTESY DIVERSE POWER Annual meeting: The biggest day of the year Before there were neighborhood block parties or countless entertainment options vying for attendance, annual meetings of electric cooperatives were often a community’s biggest event of the year. As member-owned cooperatives, Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs) conduct formal business with all members invited once a year to elect directors and vote on important decisions regarding their co-op. Since EMCs were formed in the late 1930s, the state’s cooperatives have welcomed members to annual meetings packed with food, fun and fellowship. In the early days of annual meetings, thousands attended these popular events where friends gathered to demonstrate loyalty to their electric cooperatives and learn more about them. Drawing guests from every corner of their service territories, co-ops strived to put on a great gathering, complete with everything from home-cooked barbecue to nationally recognized entertainers. Today, annual meetings continue to host hundreds for food and entertainment, which varies from coop to co-op, with some holding early-morning events, while others opt for afternoon meetings. A staple at all annual meetings remains unchanged: updating member-owners about their electric co-op in a forum that provides one-on-one interaction. Each October, cooperatives across America celebrate National More online at www.georgiamagazine.org NRECA COURTESY JESUP PRESS-SENTINEL Member-owners of LaGrange-based Troup County EMC (now Diverse Power) cast their votes at the electric cooperative’s annual meeting. 75 16 Co-op Month. October is also annual meeting month for many of Georgia’s electric cooperatives. Georgia’s EMCs this year celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA, now Rural Utilities Service, or RUS), which was established May 11, 1935, by Franklin D. Roosevelt to bring power to rural America. —Jackie Kennedy GEORGIA MAGAZINE http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2010

Georgia Magazine - October 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Special Energy Report
Branching Out
Unforgettable Alabama!
Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - October 2010

Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Magazine - October 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Branching Out (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Unforgettable Alabama! (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Restoring Warplanes and Honoring Veterans (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - My Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - My Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42a)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42b)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42c)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42d)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42e)
Georgia Magazine - October 2010 - Snapshot (Page 42f)
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