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Madison Newell & Gage Nichols meet with Colquitt EMC to discuss their upcoming trip.

(Moultrie, GA) – Madison Newell and Gage Nichols have been selected to attend the 54th annual Washington Youth Tour, a once in a lifetime leadership experience made possible through the generosity of the electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including Colquitt EMC. Newell and Nichols were carefully selected through an application process which included personal interviews. They will join delegates selected across the state of Georgia and the nation. This year’s tour, which takes place June 13-20, will expose students to the fast-paced world of politics and leadership. Delegates will be given the opportunity to tour Washington D.C., participate in leadership experiences and meet with elected officials.

Madison is involved in many areas of the fine arts. She marches in the Blue Devil Brigade, sings in Show Choir, plays in Jazz Band, and she also acts with the Blue Devils Players. Madison is active with the Beta and Key Club at Tift County High School. She also participates in community service with the Disabled American Veterans and the Peanut Butter & Jesus program.

Gage is a member of the Tift County FFA, Berrien County 4-H, Berrien County Youth Livestock Association, Young Farmer Internship Program, and Tift County High School Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Career Academy.  He is also active in Beta Club, where he has participated in various community service projects, such as volunteering at the animal shelter. Gage also raises and exhibits livestock and is active in his church.

Colquitt EMC offers the Washington Youth Tour program to high school juniors that reside in the household of a Colquitt EMC Member. Applicants must hold a GPA of a 2.5 or higher. Colquitt EMC releases the applications after the first of the year, and encourages high school juniors to apply next year for this amazing opportunity.

Shelby Cloud | May 30, 2019 | Moultrie, Georgia


Sparks Substation has three operating circuits with an extra bay to add another circuit as Colquitt EMC continues to grow.

Colquitt EMC completed construction of the Sparks substation within Cook County in May 2019. The Sparks substation is located on Highway 37 West outside of Adel.

Two thousand Colquitt EMC members will be served from this substation within Cook and Colquitt Counties. The new substation has three operating circuits with an extra bay with the capacity to add another circuit as Colquitt EMC continues to grow.

With the construction of the Sparks substation, Colquitt EMC crews reconductored 18 miles of power lines. Colquitt EMC will now be able to back-feed power to circuits of three other substations, including Berlin, Cool Springs and Nashville. The new substation has created a strong back-feed to these substations.

Colquitt EMC currently has 28 substations, and is constructing their 29th substation. The newest one will be the Stone Creek area of Lowndes County on Highway 41 North, and it will be named the Stone Creek substation.

Shelby Cloud | May 13, 2019 | Moultrie, Georgia


Colquitt EMC recently welcomed Atlantic & Southern Equipment, LLC. and Planet Fitness, both of Tifton, GAto our co-op. We are proud to be your power partner!


Shelby Cloud | May 2019 | Moultrie, Georgia