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OREMC Foundation Celebrates Grant Awards

March 14th, 2023

The Okefenoke REMC Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling more than $42,000 were awarded to 14 organizations in the first quarter of 2023. Next application deadline for grant requests is April 7.

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Rodney Harris Joins OREMC Crew in Hilliard

February 9th, 2023

Rodney Harris debated being a truck driver or an electrical lineworker. His father was a lineman, and his grandfather a foreman, both of whom worked for Sumter Utilities. They wanted Harris to go into the military, but he instead decided to follow in their footsteps and is Okefenoke REMC’s newest lineman working out of the Hilliard, Florida, office.

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OREMC Donates to Waycross Middle School Robotics Team

January 30th, 2023

“Being together, working together, having fun and being innovative,” is what members of the Waycross Middle School Robotics Team said they enjoyed most about their program as they celebrated a $2,500 donation to their S.T.E.M. program from Okefenoke REMC.

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OREMC Storytime Shares the Magic of Books

January 24th, 2023

Get ready. Get set. Read! Okefenoke REMC is pleased to announce the launch of its virtual OREMC Storytime, in partnership with Ferst Readers. Each Sunday at 1 p.m., a new story will be posted on OREMC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Books are read by OREMC employees, board directors/trustees and/or community members targeting the co-op’s littlest members.

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Apply Now for OREMC Scholarships

January 20th, 2023

Okefenoke REMC is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. Annually OREMC awards 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. Visit oremc.com/scholarships for detailed information, to download application or complete an online application. The deadline for all applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023.

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Five Ways to Fight Winter's Chill and Save Energy

January 9th, 2023

Winter’s chill making you grumpy? Warmer days and sunnier skies have largely prevailed since we turned the page on the new year, but the run up to the holidays made it feel more like we were living at the North Pole! Several nights posted below freezing temperatures and daily highs struggled to reach the 40s. Add in the fact you may have decked the halls, had family and friends visiting and prepared a holiday feast. All of it adds up to higher-than-normal electric usage and is/will be reflected in your January bills.

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Golf Tournament Yields a $19,000 Donation to the Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc.

November 11th, 2022

For the 31st consecutive year, Okefenoke REMC held its annual Golf Tournament to raise money for the Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc. The tournament—presented by Oglethorpe Power/Georgia Transmission Corporation/Georgia System Operations—raised $19,000 to help support cancer patients undergoing treatment in Brantley, Pierce and Ware counties with medical and travel expenses related to their care.

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