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2024
February
13,
2024
| 08:32 AM America/New_York
Whether it’s a friendly voice on the phone or providing you with reliable electric service, customer satisfaction means different things to different people. You may be grateful for a customer service representative assisting with a question about yo...
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January
09,
2024
| 10:51 AM America/New_York
You’re probably familiar with Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrated groundhog who predicts if winter will stick around or spring will come early. Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, made his debut in 1886 and he was given the title, “Pun...
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2023
December
18,
2023
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
This time of year, we make our homes brighter. As the glow of festive lights brightens our homes and hearts during this special time of year, we are reminded of the warmth that comes from gathering with friends and family, reflecting and expressing g...
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November
17,
2023
| 13:23 PM America/New_York
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” By spreading your assets across multiple “baskets,” you can lower the risk of being in a dire situation. This commonsense approach also applies to how we ensure you have reliable el...
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October
16,
2023
| 14:16 PM America/New_York
It may be hard to believe, but until 1985 our members read their own meters. Here’s how it worked: The cooperative would send a postcard to each member, asking them to write down their monthly energy use on it. Members would then send these postcards...
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August
09,
2023
| 15:34 PM America/New_York
What do 1,500 youth delegates in our nation’s capital have in common? They’re part of the Washington Youth Tour – a weeklong leadership development program organized by the nation’s electric cooperatives, including Jackson EMC. We’ve been sending loc...
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July
13,
2023
| 11:08 AM America/New_York
Can you believe that we’re just a few weeks away from the start of college football? I’m a big fan and enjoy cheering on my favorite teams. If you follow teams in the off season, you're probably hearing a lot about football teams preparing for the up...
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June
14,
2023
| 10:38 AM America/New_York
When we say our linemen are “going to the rodeo,” we don’t mean the kind of event with cowboys and horses. Instead, they’re participating in one of the most respected and challenging competitions in our industry – the lineman’s rodeo. This year, we s...
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May
12,
2023
| 16:31 PM America/New_York
As a cooperative, one of our guiding principles is “Concern for Community.” Here at Jackson EMC, we’re a hands-on organization when it comes to serving our community. Our employees have a passion for community service and you may have seen them volun...
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April
14,
2023
| 12:19 PM America/New_York
If you’ve read this column for long enough, you know that we respect and admire the people whose job it is to keep the lights on in our community. The linemen who represent Jackson EMC are some of the finest in the country. They go above and beyond t...
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March
15,
2023
| 10:55 AM America/New_York
I look forward to seeing the trees and flowers spring back this time of year. Even with Georgia’s wild weather patterns, we know that warmer days are ahead. And here at Jackson EMC, it’s also the time of year that we look forward and plan for the gro...
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February
10,
2023
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Whether traveling for vacation or business, sometimes my trips involve a flight. The airline attendants give a safety demonstration at the start of each flight. They’ll show you how to use a seat belt, where the emergency exits are located and even h...
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January
04,
2023
| 09:06 AM America/New_York
Did the holidays seem really hectic or was it just me? Looking back, I wonder how it all got done. The preparation, the decorations, the food, the shopping - wow! Here we are in January. Thanksgiving is a blur and my Christmas decorations are back in...
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2022
December
09,
2022
| 11:38 AM America/New_York
Along with enjoying family traditions and creating new ones, the holidays are also a time of reflection, gratitude and goodwill. For all of us at Jackson EMC, we’re grateful for you, the members of the coop. One of our founding principles as a co-op ...
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November
18,
2022
| 13:39 PM America/New_York
Thanksgiving is a time when we pause and reflect on what makes us grateful. Recently, I was grateful to witness acts of kindness — small and large — that have had an impact on people’s lives. An act of kindness can change someone’s entire day. It cer...
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October
26,
2022
| 15:41 PM America/New_York
We’re about 250 miles from the closest beach. Even though that’s a few hours drive away, we can still feel the effects of powerful storms churning off the coast. Our electrical system can be damaged by wind and rain from tropical storms. So we keep a...
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August
23,
2022
| 16:11 PM America/New_York
One of the great opportunities I experience each year is meeting our student delegates for the Washington Youth Tour. Earlier this summer, we sent four high school students to Washington, D.C., for the state’s oldest leadership development program. W...
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July
28,
2022
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
Did you know this month marks National Ice Cream Day? Or, what about National Mac and Cheese Day? There’s also National Cheesecake Day, French Fry Day, and Fried Chicken Day – all in July. So it probably makes sense that National Junk Food Day also i...
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June
22,
2022
| 13:27 PM America/New_York
Linework is a tough job. It’s not uncommon for linemen to work in challenging weather conditions, such as heavy rain and winds or ice, while clearing lines to restore power to homes and businesses. It can also be a dangerous job. Linemen reach a heig...
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May
25,
2022
| 14:15 PM America/New_York
It’s the end of the school year, and I’m sure plenty of students (and teachers!) are looking forward to summer. As a kid, I was so eager for summer to begin that the last day of school seemed like it lasted an eternity. I’m almost certain that the cl...
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April
01,
2022
| 10:14 AM America/New_York
A few months ago, a winter storm moved through our service area and brought with it harsh, freezing conditions, including billowing snow and high winds. It was bitterly cold, and the driving conditions on the roads in our area were hazardous. In the ...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Have you ever planned your day around the weather? Sure, we all have. When the forecast calls for rain, you bring an umbrella. When there’s a sunny forecast, you may plan to spend extra time outdoors. That kind of planning helps your day and your wee...
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February
23,
2022
| 16:14 PM America/New_York
As a parent, I always enjoyed seeing my kids play in the snow. They’d make snowmen and toss around a few snowballs. Snow days are fun – both for kids and parents. Icy weather, however, doesn’t melt my heart as easily.Just half an inch of ice can add ...
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January
27,
2022
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
If you’re a sports fan, like me, you often hear about the “energy” of the game. You’ll notice or “feel” the positive energy among players, coaches and fans when your team makes a “big” play. Because of that energy, everyone is excited and motivated t...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/New_York
As a member of Jackson EMC, you're an owner. That’s right. Like other cooperatives, we operate under a different business model, which means you have ownership of your co-op.Most people are familiar with a traditional business model that benefits inv...
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November
19,
2021
| 17:00 PM America/New_York
Like many folks, I look forward to the holiday season every year. I love the extra time we get to spend together when our kids come home, and I always enjoy visiting with extended family. I love the fall flavors that come with pumpkin and apple pies,...
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October
21,
2021
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
Have you ever watched a TV show about the making of one of your favorite movies? I’m a big "Star Wars" fan, so I always enjoy learning how filmmakers brought the fantasy worlds and characters of "Star Wars" to life on the big screen. When I watch one...
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August
26,
2021
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are those from family reunions. We’d gather the whole family at a big picnic site in a park. The kids would be running around, while the adults would be chatting away. I can remember hearing so many laughs...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:43 PM America/New_York
I’ve been around electric cooperatives since I was a kid. My dad, who retired a few years ago, had a long career as a co-op manager in Louisiana and Alabama. I learned a lot about this industry from him.Dad started his career as an engineer in the op...
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June
23,
2021
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Over the years, I’ve had my share of house-hunting experiences. There’s always a moment when you arrive at a potential new home to admire what you see from the outside. Most people refer to it as the “curb appeal” – the landscaping, front door, windo...
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