Newsroom Jackson EMC (Community)

2019
April
15,
2019
Stimulating a student’s interest in learning a new idea or concept can be a challenge. For educators, there’s the additional challenge of funding learning experiences in the classroom that are outside the textbook. That’s why Jackson EMC funded $5...
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April
15,
2019
Kenita Pierce-Lewis founded H.O.P.E., Inc. so single parents could earn their college education much easier than she did. Juggling parental responsibilities, work and college courses, it took her 10 years to get her bachelor’s degree in business a...
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March
18,
2019
For 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the worldwide nonprofit that works with families to build affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity International started in 1976 in Ame...
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February
13,
2019
As life gets busy, earning a high school diploma for those who didn’t graduate as a younger student can be challenging. There’s work, family and a greater demand for time management. But, without a high school diploma or GED, an employee in Georgi...
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January
14,
2019
When Barrow Ministry Village started in 2012, its founding leaders wanted to focus on three key areas that lacked resources in the community: Food distribution, foster family resources and affordable counseling services. Over time, the Barrow Ministr...
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2018
December
12,
2018
When students enter one of the 15 locations hosting the Boys & Girls Club of Lanier, they’re not just learning the academic and character development skills they need to succeed – they’re also learning how to make healthier lifestyle choices. Thro...
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December
06,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 5, 2018) – Jackson EMC has pledged $50,000 for the new Jackson County Multiuse Agricultural Facility. "Jackson EMC is proud to partner with the Jackson County government in the development of an agricultural facility,” said Jo...
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November
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2018) – Jackson EMC has donated $30,000 to Path Project in Gainesville for the purchase of a van to provide transportation for students in the Baker & Glover Mobile Home Park. “This grant will allow us to provide student t...
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November
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 19, 2018) – Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to the HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative, which helps people who are homeless secure necessary mental, job, financial and legal counseling, shelter and clothing to make a fresh start. “W...
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November
13,
2018
Jackson EMC awarded $51,461 to 43 middle school classrooms in 19 schools with grant money from the Bright Ideas program. Winning entries represented a variety of 21st century disciplines that interest students, including astronomy, Earth science, eng...
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November
13,
2018
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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November
13,
2018
Following the passing of his wife, Judy, in 2013, Dan Capobianco came up with an idea to once again fill his Lawrenceville house with laughter – this time from people in need. Teaming up with two other men, Capobianco launched Judy House Ministry,...
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November
09,
2018
(Jefferson, GA, November 9, 2018) — Athens Christian School senior Nicholas Hopper won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event, a wiring competition. This event requires students to complete a timed practical wiring exerc...
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November
06,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov.5, 2018) Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army to assist families in South Georgia working to rebuild following the widespread devastation after Hurricane Michael. More than 80 Jackson EMC employees worked to restor...
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October
31,
2018
Working for Jackson EMC is more than just a job for most employees, according to 17-year veteran Janet Wood, communications coordinator for the Jefferson office. “It’s a major part of our lives and working here enables me to make a difference in my h...
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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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October
10,
2018
Your Operation Round Up® Dollars Helping Others Since forming 13 years ago, the Jackson EMC Foundation has been helping turn lives around, thanks to Jackson EMC members who round up their bill through Operation Round Up®. The pennies members donat...
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August
21,
2018
As a single mom of two children suffering with a devastating form of muscular dystrophy, Lynn Robinette had a tough question on her mind: “If something happened to me, what would happen to my kids?” Robinette soon discovered that while there are a...
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August
07,
2018
Jackson EMC is one of several organizations participating in an effort to build a residence for Devon Gales, a former Southern University football player who was paralyzed during a game against the University of Georgia nearly three years ago. Sin...
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July
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, Ga. July 18, 2018)—The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett was awarded a $5,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will assist the Norcross-based nonprofit with purchasing denta...
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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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July
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. July 17, 2018) – Jackson EMC recently honored local companies with its Right Choice homebuilder awards. New homes built as Right Choice homes by Jackson EMC are built for energy efficiency and comfort. “Right Choice is now 14 years...
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June
20,
2018
Each year, Jackson EMC selects four high school students to participate in a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C. This year’s Washington Youth Tour delegates have diverse backgrounds and interests, yet they share our value...
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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
29,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 29, 2018) – Four Jackson EMC linemen joined a volunteer team, sponsored by the NRECA International Foundation, which traveled to Bolivia to bring electricity to two remote villages in the Andes Mountains. Jackson EMC partnered ...
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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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