Each month we share news and updates, promotions and retirements that we receive from our co-ops. Below are updates from August.
Sequachee Valley EC
Sequachee Valley EC’s “Watts Up” Relay for Life team raised more than $11,000 during the Marion County Relay for Life. The SVEC team is consistently one of the top teams for the most money raised in Marion County and last year was the #2 non-corporate team in the entire Chattanooga area. Team members were Cathie Brown, Cheryl Higgins, Chris Cooper, Tiffany Burns, Joan Davis, Bryan Melton, Vickie Paris, Jane Middleton, Lisa Holtcamp, Beth Duggar and Shelby Potterfield.
Michael Greer, a truck driver for the Marion County district, retires on August 12th after 34 years of service. Michael plans to do a lot of fishing and spending time with his 4 grandchildren. Although he will be missed, SVEC congratulates Michael and wish him and his family much happiness.
Jarvis Wooten, district operations manager for Marion County and Cathy Black, communication specialist, took a group of students to 4-H electric camp in Knoxville recently.
A crew from SVEC left before sunrise on June 14th to help Southside EMC in Virginia after storms left thousands of their members without power. Joey Roberts, Anthony Gilbert, Blane Stewart and Billy Akin assisted Southside EMC with power restoration.
Pickwick Electric Cooperative’s hot line bucket truck foreman Eddy Warren will retire Aug. 30 following a 39-year career with the co-op.
Mr. Charles Hancock replaces Mr. Jerry Peacher, who resigned due to health issues.
Mr. Edward Oliver replaces Mr. Carrol Poole, who resigned due to health issues.