Snap­ping Shoals

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Util­ity co­op­er­a­tives were be­gun un­der the New deal, cre­ated by Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt to en­sure that ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties such as ours could re­ceive elec­tric­ity.

In 1936, a group of lo­cal busi­ness­men started Snap­ping Shoals Power and Light Co. Soon, 90 miles of lines were cre­ated, serv­ing 270 cus­tomers.

Since then, Snap­ping Shoals has grown into a co-op that serves 95,000 cus­tomers and cov­ers eight coun­ties and parts of At­lanta.

Since its in­cep­tion, and with the as­sis­tance of its cus­tomers, the co-op has sup­ported many of our lo­cal non­prof­its.

Mem­bers of Snap­ping Shoals EMC are ac­tive com­mu­nity vol­un­teers.

We are grate­ful to have Snap­ping Shoals EMC in our com­mu­nity; it is a valu­able re­source.

Thank you, Snap­ping Shoals, for 75 years of ser­vice to our com­mu­nity.

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