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Baldwin EMC retiree Charles Perkins sits down with employee J.D. Harrison

Baldwin EMC retiree Charles Perkins sits down with employee J.D. Harrison

    Mr. Charles Perkins of Bay Minette retired from Baldwin EMC in 2006 as a crew chief in our North Baldwin district. We asked him to sit down with J.D. Harrison, who has been with Baldwin EMC for two years and works as a groundman. J.D. Harrison: When did you start working at Baldwin EMC? Charles […]

    Baldwin EMC retiree Frankie Kucera sits down with employee Chase Waddle

    Baldwin EMC retiree Frankie Kucera sits down with employee Chase Waddle

      Mr. Frankie Kucera of Robertsdale retired from Baldwin EMC in 1993 as Manager of Operations and Maintenance. We asked him to sit down with Chase Waddle, who has been with Baldwin EMC for seven years and works as a line technician. Chase Waddle: What made you apply for a job at Baldwin EMC? Frankie Kucera: […]

      David Dykes - Foley, AL

      David Dykes – Foley, AL

        Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. David Dykes of Foley says it was a fateful career day at school that determined his professional journey into veterinary medicine. “I was in eighth grade and had a friend who was excited about talking to the veterinarian at the event, so I thought I’d go along and […]

        Delma and Sammy Dean - Loxley, AL

        Delma and Sammy Dean – Loxley, AL

          Delma Dean only has five grandchildren of her own, but many more people around Baldwin County know her as “Grandma.” The flower shop Delma and her husband Sammy have owned for five years in Loxley, Ala. bears the name, and Dean’s gentle and welcoming demeanor fits the title. Delma and Sammy’s story originated in a […]

          Cos Davis - Bon Secour, AL

          Cos Davis – Bon Secour, AL

            For three months out of the year, Tennessee native Dr. Cos Davis can be found in his cottage overlooking the Bon Secour River, taking in the scenery and soaking up the peaceful habitat. “This is my favorite place,” he says of the property. “Just look at the view. We have a lot of history, a […]

            Erin and Brandon Miller - Fairhope, AL

            Erin and Brandon Miller – Fairhope, AL

              It’s the “coastal living” lifestyle that makes Fairhope feel like home to Baldwin EMC members Brandon and Erin Miller. With a set of six-year-old twins and a shared love of the outdoors, the couple says they can’t imagine raising a family anywhere else. “I literally grew up on the water,” Mobile native and avid outdoorsman […]

              Iris and Samuel Fitts - Foley, AL

              Iris and Samuel Fitts – Foley, AL

                As is often the case with coastal Alabama transplants, it was the lure of the weather and the slower-paced lifestyle that attracted Iris and Sam Fitts to Baldwin County more than a decade ago. “Our children moved to Elberta in 1998,” Iris says. “And when our grandchildren came along, we decided it was time for […]

                Sandra Thorpe - Bon Secour, AL

                Sandra Thorpe – Bon Secour, AL

                  “You can never have too many photos. You can never have too many memories.” That’s Sandra Thorpe’s philosophy, and one glance into her office at Swift Consolidated Elementary School makes it obvious. The memories and photos are of her family, including her husband of 39 years, Allen, along with three children and eight grandchildren. Thorpe […]

                  Charlie Wright - Loxley, AL

                  Charlie Wright – Loxley, AL

                    The walls of Charlie Wright’s shop are packed full of symbols that this veteran barber will tell you make up his identity: Native American artwork, mounted deer heads and fish, team logos from the University of Alabama, pictures of Jesus and of course, the tools of his trade. Wright has been a barber for more […]

                    Eliza Crook - Bay Minette, AL

                    Eliza Crook – Bay Minette, AL

                      To Eliza Crook there are few things more important than family. If there’s anyone who would know, it’s her – a mother of 10 who also opened her home to families in her neighborhood. Crook was born in Lucedale, Mississippi in 1926. The town, which sits in George County, boasts a population of around 3,000 […]

                      Casey Byrnes - Robertsdale, AL

                      Casey Byrnes – Robertsdale, AL

                        It’s been said in books, songs and movies. There’s no place like home. After six years of living away from hers, Casey Byrnes decided coming back was the right move for her. Byrnes was born and raised in Baldwin County and is a 2007 graduate of Robertsdale High School, where she was active in sports […]

                        Eugene Passmore - Summerdale, AL

                        Eugene Passmore – Summerdale, AL

                          At age seven, Eugene Passmore worked his first job digging up potatoes where Baldwin EMC is located today. Passmore chuckles to himself and says “twenty-five cents for the day wouldn’t get you far now-a-days.” Eugene Passmore has lived in Summerdale, Alabama his entire life. The 96-year-old retired World War II veteran’s daily routine is full […]