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April 2016Vegetation control in full swing; Enroll in Cool Returns; Earth Day & EnviroWatts; Lineman Appreciation Day
March 2016South Central Foundation awards scholarships & grants; South Central Linemen head to Guatemala with Project Ohio
February 2016Pilot metering project; Security system services for small businesses; Automated bill payment options
January 2016Changes improve vegetation control efforts; Gabriel earns national certification; Committed to our Communities
December 2015Operation Round Up grants awarded & scholarship deadline announced; More online outage info soon to be available
November 2015Members to get more with updated phone technology; Tyler's Light fights prescription drug abuse; Co-op hosts Legislative Updates
October 2015Annual Meeting comments, highlights & photos; Co-op scores well on customer satisfaction; Observing National Co-op Month
September 2015Co-ops object to EPA's Clean Power Plan; Operation Round Up awards 30 grants; Celebrating McClain High School's centennial
August 2015South Central Annual Meeting agenda; Youth Tour students visit DC; Pickerington celebrates 200 years; Get cool cash by enrolling in Cool Returns
July 2015Powering up after a thunderstorm; South Central visits DC to advocate for members; New Co-op Connections Card benefit
June 2015Capital credits allocated & returned to members; Local students score well at state competition; South Central Power Co. Foundation awards grants
May 2015The value of vegetation control; Cool Returns saves members money; Energy efficient lighting; Official notice of the Nominating Committee meeting
April 2015South Central Foundation awards 16 scholarships; Moo-ving Milk - Pro Milk Dairy; National Lineman Appreciation Day
March 2015South Central Foundation awards $105,000 in grants; New approach to hazard trees; What to do about pesky energy telemarketing calls
February 2015Directional pruning begins; Landline telephone not needed for a South Central security system; How power is restored after a storm
January 2015The power of political grassroots; Poor Boyz Produce & The Well restaurant; Sign up for Outage Alerts
December 2014Operation Round Up awards grants; Holiday Savings with Co-op Connections Card; Committed to our Communities; A decade since the Ice Storm
November 2014AutoPay enrollees to get $5 bill credit, Co-op Owners members hear from their politicians & attend Cardinal Plant tour; Distinguished youth
October 2014South Central Annual Meeting highlights & photos; Co-op scores well on customer service survey; Celebrating National Co-op Month
September 2014Electric tampering & theft policies updated; South Central Foundation announces first grant recipients; Cool Returns saves money & energy
August 2014Annual Meeting agenda; Youth Tour students visit Washington DC; Co-op Connections Card offers summer savings
July 2014Co-ops studying EPA CO2 proposal; South Central joins Capitol HIll visit; Enroll in Cool Returns; Operation Round Up grant applications available
June 2014Capital credits allocated & returned; Cool Returns saves members money & energy; Directors named to South Central Foundation
May 2014National Electric Safety Month; Powering up after a storm; Fairfield County Trail Blazers assist with trail improvements
April 2014Using electricity wisely; Gillies Homemade Noodles; Co-op college scholarship winners
March 2014Co-op Safety Achievements; Board OKs budget & rate changes; Email EPA about CO2 proposals
February 2014Automatic payment options; Co-op establishes charitable foundation; Be E3 Smart part of school's pilot program
January 2014Tell the EPA to maintain an all-of-the-above energy strategy; Understanding the consumer charge; Scholarship info
December 2013Co-op Connections Card offers gift & travel savings; Recalling the lights of Broadway; Gift ideas from your co-op
November 2013Trustees tour Cardinal Station; Legislative Updates connect lawmakers & members, Budget Plan evens out electric bills
October 2013Code changes approved & trustees elected at Annual Meeting; South Central ranks among best co-ops based on ACSI score
September 2013Benefits added to Co-op Conenctions Card; Co-ops dislike presidential CO2 emission mandate; Draft horse aficionados compete in Hillsboro
August 2013Annual Meeting info; South Central's Youth Tour attendees; Cool roofs
July 2013Co-op joins NRECA on Capitol Hill; Members asked to report power solicitation calls; Lifeline Ohio names SCP member Nurse of Year
June 2013Capital credits allocated & returned to members; South Central scholars; Rhoads Farms' blackberries
May 2013Co-op to present safety demonstrations; Fee adjustments; Medical certifications; Nominating Committee meeting notice
April 2013Support renewable energy with EnviroWatts; Co-op awards college scholarships; Member Satisfaction Survey coming up
March 2013Automated outage reporting system vital during outages; Highland County celebrates agriculture
February 2013Efficiency efforts bring savings; Telephone bill payment option; Industrial parks earn development certification
January 2013Restoring power after storms; Co-op scholarship info, Members asked to use their political voice through Co-op Owners for Political Action
December 2012Partners for a greater purpose; A new twist - 12 days of holiday tips; Gift ideas from your co-op
November 2012Co-op Connections Card savings; GenerLink & portable generators; Vegetation control efforts continue even as temperatures cool
October 2012South Central's 2012 Annual Meeting highlights & photos; International Year of Cooperatives
September 2012June 29 super derecho rocks South Central's service area; Rock Mill: a grist mill worth saving
August 2012Mobilizing electric co-ops' political grassroots; Salad recipe winner; Is an electric car right for you?
June 2012Capital credits allocated & returned to members; Co-op awards college scholarships
May 2012Trimming future problems through vegetation control; Buckeye Power rates are not affected by market fluctuations
April 2012EnviroWatts supports renewable energy development; Heat Pumps 101
March 2012Luffler retires & Lemonds begins a new era; Apply for Youth Tour to Washington DC; Distribution rate adjustment takes effect April 1, 2012
February 2012Board names Richard Lemonds new CEO; Sign up for Outage Alerts
January 2012Co-op Connections Card saves members money, Business owners turn to co-op for security needs
December 2011Gift ideas from your co-op, Amaryllis, Woodworking wonder, Holiday safety tips
November 2011Honor Flight, Fairfield County CARES for animals, GenerLink & portable generators
October 2011Highlights of South Central Power's 75th Annual Meeting
September 2011New automated bill payment option, Students learn about Be E3 Smart
August 201175th Annual Meeting agenda, Youth Tour student
July 2011Peak Alert program; Capitol Hill visit
June 2011Capital credits allocated; College Scholarships awarded
May 2011Payment options; Next of kin registry
April 2011Envirowatts; Country Living honored for media excellence; Energy efficiency
March 2011Trimming future problems; Celebrating american agriculture; Programmable thermostats
February 2011Electric co-ops well positioned in new Congress; Leave no lint behind; Heat and cool efficiently with a heat pump
January 2011Restoring electric service during outages; Automatic bill payment options; Report suspicious activity to your electric co-op
December 2010Holiday gift ideas; Santa's North Pole; Have a Happy (and energy-efficient) Holiday
November 2010Generlink; Correct customer telephone numbers needed
October 2010Remarks from Annual Meeting
September 2010Co-op connections cards on way to customers; Ins and outs of solar power
August 2010Annual Meeting; Security Division celebrates 13 years; Youth Tour students go to DC
July 2010Federal energy-related tax credits expire at end of 2010; Co-op connections program to debut this summer
June 2010Our energy, our future enrolls 500,000 participants; Scholarships awarded; Capital credits returned for 31st year