July 20, 2012
Gene Morris (left) and Kaye Shipley
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Incumbents challenged after pro-coal plant vote
There was a time, and not too long ago, when getting, and retaining, a seat on the Board of Directors of the Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) was perfunctory. Now, two Henry County residents — Gene Morris, Jr., and Kaye Shipley — are involved in the EMC’s annual election that has statewide, and national implications over the issue of clean energy versus coal.