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Aug 27, 2015, 14:15 ET
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Southern Company partners to award new Gulf Coast Conservation Grants

 Building on an industry-leading commitment to protect and preserve wildlife, Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and...

Aug 24, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Southern Company--AGL Resources combination enhances customer-focused business model

Earlier today Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) announced that both companies' boards of directors approved a definitive...

Aug 24, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Southern Company to Acquire AGL Resources in $12 Billion Transaction, Creating Leading U.S. Electric and Gas Utility

 Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have approved a...

Aug 11, 2015, 23:07 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

SoCalGas Reminds Contractors, Customers and Business Owners to 'Call 811 Before You Dig'

 Today is National 811 Day and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is joining other utilities around the country to remind contractors,...

Jul 29, 2015, 07:15 ET
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Southern Company reports second-quarter earnings

Southern Company today reported second-quarter 2015 earnings of $629 million, or 69 cents per share, compared with earnings of $611 million, or 68...

Jul 22, 2015, 10:15 ET
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Southern Company and partners award waterway conservation grants

 Reflecting its historical commitment to honor natural resource conservation projects focused on protecting wetlands and streams in and around...

Jul 20, 2015, 14:40 ET
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Southern Company announces quarterly dividend

Southern Company today announced a regular quarterly dividend of 54.25 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable Sept. 5, 2015, to...

Jul 13, 2015, 10:00 ET
Southern Company hires Martin B. Davis as chief information officer.

Southern Company hires information technology veteran as chief information officer

Mark S. Lantrip, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services, today announced that Martin B. Davis has been named executive...

Jul 07, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Southern Company second-quarter earnings to be released July 29

Southern Company plans to release its earnings for the second quarter of 2015 at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 29. Chairman, President and...

Jul 07, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company CEO announces key hire for Energy Innovation Center

 Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, has announced the hiring of Michael Britt as vice...

Jun 30, 2015, 16:02 ET
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Southern Company and partners announce longleaf conservation grants

 In a continuous effort to support wildlife protection and natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary surpasses 400 MW of solar generation development in Georgia

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced today that its commitment to develop renewable generation has surpassed 400 megawatts...

Jun 23, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Southern Company ranked among "Best Places to Work in IT"

 Southern Company today announced that for the ninth consecutive year IDG's Computerworld has recognized the company as one of the best...

Jun 16, 2015, 17:38 ET
Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 Vice President Keith Taber cuts the ribbon to dedicate the site's new FLEX Dome storage building.

Plant Vogtle unveils new FLEX Dome

Southern Nuclear and Georgia Power this week unveiled the new Vogtle FLEX Dome storage building at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating...

Jun 01, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary advances solar development with fifth acquisition in Georgia

Building on one of the nation's largest renewable energy portfolios, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has announced the acquisition of...

May 27, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Inventing the future of energy: Southern Company holds annual meeting of stockholders

Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, spoke today at the annual meeting of stockholders about the importance of...

May 22, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Southern Company earns national recognition as a top military employer

 Southern Company has been recognized by three publications as a top employer for both active duty and veteran military personnel. Southern...

May 21, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Southern Company subsidiary furthers renewable energy leadership by acquiring 103-megawatt Georgia solar project

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is demonstrating its commitment to developing more renewable energy resources through the acquisition of...

May 11, 2015, 12:09 ET
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Upgrades to Plant Farley Unit 1 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled...

May 07, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Southern Company taking energy innovation to new heights through the use of unmanned aerial systems

As one of the first U.S. utilities to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to pilot unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the Southern...