Articles tagged with 'Community' | Jackson EMC

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2023
January
04,
2023
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries provides housing assistance and helps families avoid eviction and possible homelessness.The nonprofit organization recently received a $15,000 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation for its emergency rental assistan...
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January
03,
2023
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
Holiday Cheer was spread all season long by Jackson EMC employees. Read below for some of the ways Jackson EMC was involved in the community this holiday season....
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2022
December
09,
2022
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
When temperatures drop in the winter, the number of people seeking a warm place to stay rises. Bigger Vision of Athens offers 35 beds each night to those experiencing homelessness.The Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Bigger V...
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November
18,
2022
| 13:37 PM America/New_York
Five local high schools recently won a Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for practicing exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events.Duluth High School, Flowery Branch High School, Johnson High School, Lambert High School and Mill Creek Hig...
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September
14,
2022
| 15:50 PM America/New_York
A group of Jackson EMC linemen recently volunteered to replace a leaky roof for a member of the community in need. The team partnered with SONIC (Serving Our Neighbors In Christ), a local non-profit organization, to assist the woman in her 80s with a...
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August
23,
2022
| 16:10 PM America/New_York
City of Refuge Athens, formerly called City of Hope Athens, provides food and necessary supplies to families and children in crisis. The Jackson EMC Foundation recently gave City of Refuge Athens a $15,000 grant to purchase food for its backpack feed...
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August
17,
2022
| 11:47 AM America/New_York
Representing FFA and 4-H clubs from Banks, Franklin, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, 55 young people competed for awards, ribbons and cash prizes in the August 2022 show. Together, the students entered 77 cattle in the compet...
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August
01,
2022
| 08:11 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is accepting applications for its Bright Ideas grants program, which funds creative and innovative class projects developed by state-certified educators in public middle schools in Jackson EMC’s service area. Educators can earn up to $2,0...
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July
28,
2022
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
Truth’s Community Clinic, formerly known as Hebron Community Health Center, is a nonprofit, part-time clinic serving uninsured Gwinnett County residents with medical and dental care. The Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded the organization a $15,...
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May
27,
2022
| 14:12 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC donated $50,000 to the Young Adults Learning Life Skills (YALLS) Program, a division of Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, which serves young adults with disabilities as they transition into adulthood.   “This donation will enable us to p...
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May
25,
2022
| 14:16 PM America/New_York
Through the help of a $10,000 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation, Palm House Recovery Center in Athens will assist 20 individuals with their work to overcome substance abuse and make the transition back into society. Palm House Recovery Center is ...
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May
17,
2022
| 15:48 PM America/New_York
Good Samaritan Food Ministries was awarded a $10,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will enable the nonprofit organization to purchase an encryption-based software system for its client data...
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April
26,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/New_York
This month marks 83 years since Jackson EMC first energized its lines.On April 10, 1939, the cooperative started providing electricity – less than a year after Jackson EMC was chartered. At that time, about 5% of homes in Northeast Georgia had electr...
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April
26,
2022
| 11:04 AM America/New_York
“It’s astounding to me that so many women have to choose between basic needs for their children,” said Jamie Lackey, who founded Helping Mamas in 2014 – a Norcross-based baby supply bank – that helps close the gap between needs and resources for moth...
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April
19,
2022
| 10:20 AM America/New_York
Makenzie Clark and Samuel Esowhode are two of 14 students who will receive a $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship, sponsored by electric cooperatives in Georgia.   Makenzie Clark of Jefferson, and Samuel Esowhode  of Lawrenceville, were nominated by Ja...
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April
01,
2022
| 09:45 AM America/New_York
In good weather and bad, linemen are ready to keep electricity flowing to the community. Linemen often work non-traditional hours, outdoors in difficult weather conditions – as part of their commitment to powering their community. When the power goes...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Butterfly Dreams Farm Therapeutic Riding Program helps children and adults with special needs gain mobility and social skills while riding horses. The Jackson EMC Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit for its therapeutic riding and hip...
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March
25,
2022
| 09:46 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC recently gave awards to area homebuilders who follow the cooperative’s Right Choice new home construction standards for energy efficiency and comfort.“Builders who construct new homes to Jackson EMC’s Right Choice standards show they’re c...
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March
14,
2022
| 15:50 PM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation selected four high school students as delegates for the 2022 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 16-23.   David Boers, a junior at Gwinnett Online Campus High School; Isaac Miller, a junior at East Jackson Co...
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February
23,
2022
| 16:13 PM America/New_York
The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance works to reverse the recent trend of more teens vaping and using e-cigarettes. The Jackson EMC Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to the Northeast Georgia Strike Force for its Tar Wars campaign to address this tre...
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January
27,
2022
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
The Jackson EMC Foundation has supported Spirit of Joy Food Pantry for 15 years, providing grants to help the ministry serve the nutritional needs of the community.“Our mission is to distribute food to those in need and to refer people to sources tha...
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January
20,
2022
| 11:55 AM America/New_York
Banks County High School senior Matt Sanders won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event and will advance to the state competition. Jackson EMC sponsors the wiring competition that requires students to complete a timed pr...
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2021
December
31,
2021
| 10:16 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC and its employees support community organizations throughout the year.  Employees partnered with local nonprofits during the holiday season to support local families in need. In 2021, Jackson EMC employees at the cooperative’s offices in ...
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December
28,
2021
| 15:08 PM America/New_York
Two new members have been appointed to serve on the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors. Rosa Crescenti, of Jackson County, and Candy Greene, of Barrow County, were each appointed to serve a three-year term by the Jackson EMC Board of Directors...
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December
23,
2021
| 14:14 PM America/New_York
Before they return to the state’s General Assembly in January, several area state legislators met with local chambers of commerce to discuss upcoming priorities and issues. Jackson EMC played a key role in supporting these events.The cooperative was ...
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December
21,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/New_York
Good News at Noon, a Gainesville-based transitional shelter for the homeless, is planning to expand its services by offering a 20-bed transitional housing program for women, thanks to a grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation.They will use the $10,000 ...
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December
21,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC recently surprised 39 educators with big checks to fund their innovative class projects. Overall, the cooperative awarded $61,161 in Bright Ideas grants to educators in 22 middle schools for projects representing a variety of subjects.“Ea...
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November
19,
2021
| 17:01 PM America/New_York
Each summer, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center holds a summer art program for children and teens to learn and explore the world of art.At the summer program, students learn about art history, art appreciation, color theory and experiment with different ...
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November
16,
2021
| 14:28 PM America/New_York
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 colleges and technical schools. A...
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November
15,
2021
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Sen. Raphael Warnock and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel visited Jackson EMC on Friday for a roundtable discussion on opportunities and challenges related to broadband and to hear from providers and their partne...
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