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Mitchell EMC would like to say “Thank You” to Rhonda Hilliard, owner of Diggity Dogs in Camilla, Georgia. Recently our crews were out working all night on extended outages due to an extensive storm in our service area. Rhonda donated hot meals to the Mitchell EMC Lineman who were out restoring power after the storm. Rhonda prepared lunch for the 30 lineman, dispatchers and other staff working the storm. We love being a part of the communities we serve and we love the support that we...

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Farm Bill Update

Farm Bill Update By Dan Riedinger Every five years, the U.S. Congress considers the Farm Bill, a bill that has huge implications for America’s electric cooperatives, including Mitchell EMC. The bill sets food and agriculture policy for the entire nation, affecting everything from what crops are grown to funding for food nutrition programs. The Farm Bill is due to be reauthorized by the federal government this year. The Farm Bill is about much more than agriculture policy. It...

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Really! I Am Not A Crook

I have been accused of everything in the book-- running when nothing was operating in the house—creeping—making too much noise—and even running at outrageous speeds. Getting down to it, I’m really a very capable guy. I am an electric meter. I am one of the most accurate measuring devices in modern times. I work day and night, and I don’t have any ill feelings toward anyone. I only do my job of letting you know how much electricity has been used. I don’t use kilowatts, I just...

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What Our Members Say

Mitchell EMC would like to say thank you to our members for their understanding and many kind, encouraging words after the recent tornadoes that caused widespread damage and outages across much of our service area. “To the hard working crews of Mitchell EMC. Thank you for your tireless work and devotion to the people under your area. Thanks for getting the power back on in the Oliver rd and Woodcrest rd area. Many thanks to you all.” ~ Eric S. Murphy “I am so proud and...

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Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar

Mitchell EMC is pleased to present our cooperative solar project. Our site consists of a 20-megawatt solar electricity generation site in Hazelhurst, Georgia. This 135-acre facility consists of 87,000 solar panels and is expected to produce approximately 43 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity per year. Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar makes it easy for members to have all the benefits of solar energy without the hassles. We have invested in a utility-scale solar facility and will...

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A Growth Spurt for Electric Co-ops

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: February 12th, 2015 The electric cooperative network might be 80 years old, but it’s in the middle of a fullfledged growth spurt. Co-ops led the electric utility industry in sales growth and customer growth in 2013 while holding the line on electricity distribution, according to new data from NRECA’s Strategic Analysis Unit. The annual Vital Signs report, available to registered users of, shows co-op retail sales...

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