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2019
June
14,
2019
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour on June 13-20 have something powerful in common – a desire to help others. As delegates, Alejandro Campo, Ahema Gaisie, Alyssa Ramos and Kate...
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June
14,
2019
When time allows, I like to stop and look at old photos – especially those with a little history to share. Near my office, there’s a hanging black and white photo of President Lyndon B. Johnson greeting students in Washington, D.C. Many of the...
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June
14,
2019
Using energy efficient products can help you lower your monthly energy bill. Jackson EMC offers rebates to members to help pay for the replacement of certain energy efficient products. When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of elec...
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June
14,
2019
Whether you rent or own your home, anyone can take steps to save money on their electric bill.  For renters, it may be difficult to make major energy efficiency improvements – like replacing a heat pump or water heater – when you don’t have contro...
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June
14,
2019
That’s where programs like New Directions Georgia help fill a gap for individuals with autism. Founded by Mary O’Connell, a retired autism educator, the nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County is a day program to serve adults with autism who have s...
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June
14,
2019
The new MyJacksonEMC website and mobile app allows members to pay their monthly bill, monitor daily energy use, report an outage and request services – all at their fingertips. The MyJacksonEMC app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play....
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June
10,
2019
(JEFFERSON, Ga. June 10, 2019)—Earlier today, Jackson EMC released 56 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Oncor Electric Delivery in Dallas, Texas. Severe thunderstorms on Sunday produced golf ball-sized hail, intense cloud-to-gro...
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May
23,
2019
I became a fan of Ty Pennington in 2010 when he brought “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Georgia to renovate the home of a couple who lived near me. It touched me to realize the difference that renovation would make in the lives of their wheelchai...
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May
15,
2019
At Jackson EMC, we’ve been connecting members with the services and information they need for years. Now, with the new MyJacksonEMC website and mobile application, members can easily discover more about their energy use and manage their account – all...
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May
15,
2019
Jackson EMC has equipment for sale to members and employees. Sealed bids will be accepted at the Jackson EMC headquarters in Jefferson until 3 p.m. on June 14, 2019, after which time bids will no longer be accepted. Jackson EMC reserves the rig...
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May
15,
2019
When temperatures rise in the summer, the demand for electricity to keep homes and businesses comfortable also rises, along with costs for providers to generate electricity. But, for Jackson EMC members, the cost of electricity in the summer  is a...
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May
15,
2019
May is an ideal time for spring cleaning. And since it’s also National Electrical Safety Month, why not keep this list in mind while tidying up around your home? Clean appliances that may have a buildup of food debris, oil or dust, which could b...
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May
15,
2019
For the past two years, the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team successfully competed at district  and state matches and advanced to the world championship, according to Harold Jarrett, volunteer leader and mentor, who calls the team “one of the best in...
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May
15,
2019
In this issue of JEMCO News, you’ll learn more about MyJacksonEMC – a new website and mobile application to manage your Jackson EMC account. As a member, your journey with MyJacksonEMC starts when you download the new app or visit the new website. Ma...
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May
15,
2019
When it comes to buying a new home, location matters. But, if you’re in the search for a new home, are you also considering energy efficiency? For any home, heating and cooling are typically 42% of the energy consumption, according to the U.S. Dep...
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May
10,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 10, 2019) -- Jackson EMC linemen out matched many others from across the state at the 26th annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 4 in Fort Valley, Georgia. Four Jackson EMC Journeyman teams finished in the top ten out of a t...
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April
30,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GEORGIA, April 30, 2019) – Jackson EMC recently honored local builders with its Right Choice homebuilder awards, which recognizes area companies that follow to the cooperative’s Right Choice new home construction standards for energy effi...
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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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