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2018
October
15,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 14, 2018) – A journeyman linemen team from Jackson EMC was named the top electric cooperative team at the 35th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Saturday. The event features some of the top linemen...
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July
17,
2018
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a long history of helping people in need. Founded in Paris in 1833, the society now spans more than 130 countries and all 50 states in the United States. In North and Central Georgia, there are 71 chapters, c...
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June
19,
2018
Within the walls of a library, there are more than just books. For library patrons, there are DVDs, special programs, ongoing classes for people of all ages, public access to computers and more. And with a library card, patrons can also access online...
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May
09,
2018
One in six Georgians is food insecure – meaning they don’t know where they’ll find their next meal, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association. For the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, eliminating hunger among residents in its 14-county area me...
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April
18,
2018
In nature, there are countless lessons for students to learn. But in an age when students are more plugged in to technology than the great outdoors, getting hands-on learning in nature is becoming more challenging. “We get quite a few students ...
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March
13,
2018
What started as a personal passion has evolved into an organization that serves thousands of Latinos in North Georgia and prepares hundreds of volunteers to serve other families. Ser Familia, Inc.’s mission is to strengthen, revitalize, and equip ...
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February
27,
2018
Jackson County has a serious problem with abandoned dogs. One Jackson EMC team member has taken on the challenge, and now plays a vital role in helping these dogs find a new forever home. When Greg Mathis, system control coordinator, leaves a shif...
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February
21,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 21, 2018) –With the grants approved by the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors at their February meeting, the Foundation has now reached the $13 million in grants awarded milestone. In 2008, the Foundation began reaching...
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February
13,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 12, 2018) – A heifer shown by Madyson McDaniel, Jackson County FFA, won Supreme Champion Heifer honors with her High Percent Simmental at the 2018 Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s 49th Annual Quality Beef Show. Repres...
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January
12,
2018
Formed in 1989, Family TIES of Gainesville works to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in families through parenting and intervention programs that teach adults how to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. “We serve famili...
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January
09,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 5, 2018) – Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to Extra Special People in Watkinsville for its Camp Hooray property. ESP serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through year-round programming, ...
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2017
December
26,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 26, 2017) –Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Jackson County Schools Foundation for the Empower College and Career Center, which will bring the area’s first college and career academy to local students. “The Empower Center wil...
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December
21,
2017
Jackson EMC employees embraced a variety of ways to bring holiday cheer to those in need in our communities. From adopting seniors who had no family to building a ramp for a woman who is wheelchair-bound, Jackson EMC employees consider it a privil...
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December
14,
2017
When a nurse noticed some families taking their newborns home in just a diaper and towel, she gathered a group of colleagues to use their sewing skills to help babies have a better start. Today, Tiny Stitches, Inc. is a non-profit organization tha...
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December
14,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) – Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to the Good Samaritan Clinic of Gwinnett for the purchase of equipment for the new dental clinic. Gwinnett’s only full-time charity dental practice serves uninsured residents of Gwin...
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December
13,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) –Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to Good News at Noon in Gainesville to purchase and install a commercial range, warmers, prep tables, three-compartment sink and dishwasher in its food pantry. The Jackson EMC donatio...
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December
07,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 5, 2017)—Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) is accepting applications for the annual Walter Harrison Scholarship, which provides $1,000 for academic expenses to students pursuing post-secondary education at Georgia col...
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November
30,
2017
Melanie Berryman has a passion for serving others. “My passion is being a voice for those less fortunate, sharing my story to help others so they don’t feel alone in their own story or struggle,” said Berryman, who serves as district secretary for th...
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November
15,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2017) — During a statewide meeting on Monday, Jackson EMC employee and long-standing community servant Melanie Berryman was presented the Georgia EMC 2017 Community Service and Volunteerism Award for EMC employees. Accordi...
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November
14,
2017
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) employees delivered big checks into 34 middle school classrooms in 21 schools with $50,000 in grant money from the Bright Ideas program throughout the month of October. Winning entries represented a varie...
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November
14,
2017
NOW IN ITS 20TH SEASON, THE GEORGIA CHILDREN’S CHORUS ISN’T JUST ABOUT SINGING. FOR ITS YOUNG PARTICIPANTS, IT’S ALSO ABOUT LEARNING RESPONSIBILITY, COMMITMENT, TEAMWORK AND SELF-CONFIDENCE. The Georgia Children’s Chorus is a 100-voice children’s ...
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November
10,
2017
Chris June, a Jackson EMC Gwinnett District lineman, is in a unique position to relate to the concerns and issues of veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He comes from a long-line of family members who have served in the milit...
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November
10,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 10, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) announced Chestatee High School and Johnson High School, both in Hall County, are winners of the 2016-2017 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship...
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November
09,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 7, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) awarded 20 middle schools in Gwinnett, Barrow, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and Clarke counties $50,000 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 34 innovative classroom projects. Winning ...
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November
06,
2017
Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities. Jackson EMC employees can present an electrical safety demonstration, showcase the el...
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October
15,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 15, 2017) Jackson EMC lineman Kaleb Chapman won three first place events at the 2017 International Lineman’s Rodeo, held Oct. 11-14 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event attracts the best linemen in the world to compete in events ...
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October
11,
2017
Consider the parents of the bride whose diligence in saving money pays for a beautiful wedding. Or ask the happy couple a few years later when the pennies they’ve stashed away make the down payment on their new home. At Jackson EMC, we know the po...
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August
07,
2017
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank believes that hunger affects an entire community and that it takes a village to bring it to an end, according to Executive Director Kay Blackstock. By supplying the Food Bank with a $13,000 grant for its new Neighbor...
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August
07,
2017
Triumphant Quartet, an award-winning gospel group based in Sevierville, Tenn., is set to perform at Jackson EMC’s Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the headquarters in Jefferson. Registration for the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. that...
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July
27,
2017
Tonia Standridge knew the joy of watching children opening Christmas presents. Her family hosted 82 foster children in their home throughout her childhood and teen years. But it wasn’t until she saw a video of children in Guatemala opening a 90-pound...
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