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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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April
15,
2019
Like many folks, I’m a big fan of college football. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Ask me what I’m doing on most Saturdays in the fall and it’s usually something related to watching football – whether on a screen or in the stands. OK, so I know...
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April
15,
2019
A home security system provides your family with additional protection in the event of an emergency. As children get older and can stay at home by themselves for longer periods of time, it may be time to teach them about using a home security system....
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April
15,
2019
One of the benfits of being a member of a cooperative is receiving capital credits.  Jackson EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by our members. Each year, amounts collected above the cost of providing electric service are credited ...
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April
15,
2019
Know What’s Below Before starting any landscaping work that requires digging – such as planting trees or shrubs, setting posts, or building a deck – be sure to call 811 first. Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines,...
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April
15,
2019
Low interest loan program helps members make home improvements Thinking of making energy efficient improvements to your home? As a member of Jackson EMC, you may qualify for our HomePlus Loan program. The low-interest loan program allows members t...
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March
19,
2019
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) selected four high school students as delegates for the 2019 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 13-20. Alex Campo, a junior at Flowery Branch High School; Ahema Gaisie, a junior at the Gwinnett Scho...
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March
18,
2019
Parents may understand that saving energy is a part of managing a household budget. But, kids? Most likely, they need some help. The good news is that teaching kids about energy efficiency can be fun. By making energy-saving steps entertaining for...
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March
18,
2019
Ask any parent about their responsibilities raising children and you’ll often hear the word “teach.” You’ll hear it used in examples like, “teach my kids how to tie their shoe” or “teach my kids how to ride a bike.” As a dad who recently became an...
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March
18,
2019
Motorists in Georgia already know they should move over one lane when they drive near a law enforcement officer working on the side of a roadway. But, did you know that same law applies to utility linemen working near roadways? Georgia’s Move O...
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March
18,
2019
Sign Up Now for Energy Savings Making small changes to when you use energy could help you save on your electric bill. By signing up for Jackson EMC’s Time-of-Use rate, you can take advantage of a year-round lower electric rate for reducing your...
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March
18,
2019
Jackson EMC doesn’t have customers. We have members. If you receive power from Jackson EMC, you’re a member-owner of this cooperative. Along with receiving margin refunds and having a say in the management of the cooperative, you have access to...
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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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March
18,
2019
If you see a downed power line, always assume it’s energized and dangerous. Avoid going near it or anything in contact with the power line. Also, follow these tips: Never drive over a downed power line or through water that’s touching a line. D...
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March
04,
2019
Jackson EMC has launched a new website and mobile app – called MyJacksonEMC – which is now available to members. Based on member feedback, the new website and mobile app give members more flexibility to manage their accounts, including paying thei...
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February
20,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 20, 2019) Earlier today, Jackson EMC sent 10 linemen and released 24 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Amicalola EMC in northwest Georgia. Tuesday brought heavy rain, strong wind gusts and severe thunderstor...
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February
18,
2019
Jackson EMC is launching a new website and mobile app – called MyJacksonEMC – which will be available to members on March 4, 2019. Based on member feedback, the new website and mobile app will give members more flexibility to manage their accounts...
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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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February
13,
2019
Have you wondered about the equipment on a power pole? Electric providers follow national standards for the equipment on poles and how they’re placed. Based on their location and the type of electric service they’re providing, the equipment on poles ...
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February
13,
2019
When it comes to protecting your family and home, it can be easy to overlook a few preventive steps. Properly securing your home is one way to prevent burglars from making your home a target. Keep these steps in mind to protect your home. Close th...
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February
13,
2019
Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are making way for more energy efficient options, like light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. LEDs use only 20-25 percent of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs and last 15 to 25 times longer, according to Ener...
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February
13,
2019
Heating and cooling accounts for about 48 percent of the energy used in a typical home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That's why being smart when it comes to heating and cooling your home can save you energy and money. A smart therm...
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February
13,
2019
Did you know the recipe featured in each issue of JEMCO News was submitted by a Jackson EMC member? That’s right. For years, we’ve heard how much you like the recipes in JEMCO News – and you can be part of this tradition, too. You can submit yo...
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January
31,
2019
Jackson EMC has received reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the cooperative and urging members to renew non-existent warranties. Members should be aware of the rise of this recent scam, called spoofing. In t...
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January
21,
2019
Caroline Williamson worked for Jackson EMC for 36 years. She recently retired as senior communications coordinator at Oakwood E&O Center. Her six-word story is “learning to drive on icy roads.” Here, she shares how working for JEMC helped her learn h...
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January
21,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 21, 2019) – When frigid temperatures linger, energy use typically increases as heating systems work harder and longer to keep homes and businesses warm. Jackson EMC offers tips on how to manage energy costs during cold winter mon...
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January
14,
2019
Student leaders in high schools across Jackson EMC’s service area can experience a unique leadership opportunity in the nation’s capital this summer. Applications are now open for the Washington Youth Tour – a week-long, all-expenses paid ...
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January
14,
2019
When temperatures drop and winter storms hit, heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines. During a power outage, Jackson EMC crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepar...
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January
14,
2019
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has its corporate office at 850 Commerce Highway in Jefferson, Ga., with district offices in Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Jefferson and Hull. Jackson EMC is a cooperative providing electric service to 10 N...
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