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Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Upgrades to Plant Farley Unit 2 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

 Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following the completion of a...

Nov 17, 2014, 13:01 ET
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Southern Company announces executive management changes

 Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning today announced two changes to the company's executive management team. Bryan...

Nov 11, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Southern Company ranks as top utility for eighth consecutive year in G.I. Jobs' Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® listing

 For the eighth consecutive year, G.I. Jobs has named Southern Company the highest-ranked utility in its annual Top 100 Military Friendly...

Oct 29, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Southern Company reports third quarter earnings

Southern Company today reported third quarter 2014 earnings of $718 million, or 80 cents per share, compared with earnings of $852 million, or 97...

Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary to top 300 MW of total solar generating capacity with acquisition of new California facility

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California from...

Oct 21, 2014, 16:05 ET
Southern Company elects Larry D. Thompson to board of directors

Southern Company elects Larry D. Thompson to board of directors

Southern Company today announced the election of Larry D. Thompson to its board of directors, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Thompson is the executive...

Oct 21, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Southern Company continues longstanding commitment to Operation Migration's annual whooping crane journey

 Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is sponsoring Operation Migration – aimed at...

Oct 20, 2014, 14:46 ET
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Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

 Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 52.50 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable Dec. 6, 2014,...

Oct 16, 2014, 19:15 ET
Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

SoCalGas Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips for Great ShakeOut

 Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. As millions of Californians join today in earthquake preparedness drills...

Oct 15, 2014, 12:54 ET
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Plant Farley Unit 2 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage

Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline Oct. 14 to investigate the cause of the loss of a support system...

Oct 15, 2014, 10:12 ET
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Upgrades to Plant Vogtle Unit 2 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:30 ET
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Southern Company third quarter earnings to be released Oct. 29

 Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the third quarter of 2014 at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Chairman, President and...

Sep 23, 2014, 10:10 ET

Southern Company to Hold Their Sixth Annual Evening of Excellence

 Southern Company, in partnership with Perennial Strategy Group, will host their highly anticipated sixth annual Evening of...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:45 ET
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Southern Nuclear corporate employees end successful campaign for United Way

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, completed a month-long campaign for United Way at the corporate...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:55 ET
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Plant Vogtle Unit 2 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage

Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and...

Sep 09, 2014, 13:45 ET
Southern Company and PGA TOUR present 2014 Payne Stewart Award to Sir Nick Faldo (PRNewsFoto/Southern Company)

Southern Company and PGA TOUR present 2014 Payne Stewart Award to Sir Nick Faldo

 Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Payne Stewart Award, Southern Company and the PGA TOUR today recognized Sir Nick Faldo –...

Aug 21, 2014, 13:45 ET
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Southern Company honors first graduates of innovative military training program

 As part of its longstanding commitment to the military, Southern Company today recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and...

Aug 14, 2014, 16:58 ET
Southern California Gas Co. is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). (PRNewsFoto/Southern California Gas Company)

Southern California Gas Co. Declares Preferred Dividends

 The board of directors of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred series stock of...

Aug 05, 2014, 13:30 ET
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Southern Company, partners to award Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grants

Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 53...

Jul 30, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Southern Company reports second quarter earnings, notes modest economic recovery in Southeast

 Southern Company today reported second quarter 2014 earnings of $611 million, or 68 cents per share, compared with earnings of $297 million,...