By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal
With Winston County still in the process of recovery at this time, it is pertinent to recognize the efforts of all who have played a part in the progress of this recovery.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley wanted to do just that as he visited the East MS EPA in Louisville this past Wednesday, June 25. Presley was on hand to present a resolution on behalf of the Public Service Commission to all the workers and staff at EMEPA on behalf of their restoration efforts in wake of last April’s storm.
In a room filled with workers of EMEPA, Presley gave them all words of praise for all they did to restore power to the residents of Winston County and all affected by the storms. “The first thing that makes people feel like things will get back to normal again is having their lights back on, and all of you helped do that,” Presley said. “Your hard work and countless hours that were spent sometimes get forgotten about, by not only people in the community, but by people in state government and the state capital. We wanted to let ya’ll know that we haven’t forgot that.”
Presley then read the resolution to the workers, followed by him presenting it to the organization as a whole. Presley then took pictures with the group.
EMEPA was one of the first responding agencies during the April 28 storms that ravaged Winston County. EMEPA serves more than 36,000 families and businesses in Winston, Kemper, Lauderdale, Clarke, Attala, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Jasper and Wayne counties.