Newsroom Jackson EMC (News)

2018
June
04,
2018
My dad was a mechanic and knew a lot of mechanics, and because of that, I grew up with no worries when it came to auto repair. There were plenty of people I trusted to care for my car. In recent years, with the absence of my dad and his mechanic f...
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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
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 18, 2018) – The Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) recently presented its coveted Education Contributor Award to Georgia’s 41 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), including Jackson EMC, signifying GREA’s highest leve...
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May
17,
2018
With the multitude of electronic gadgets available in the 21st century, charging them smartly is more important than ever. Overloading electric outlets can damage electronics, their cords and your receptacles. Using power strips and surge protecto...
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May
10,
2018
May is National Electrical Safety Month. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a residential fire was reported every 90 seconds in 2016. Many of those fires were caused by outdated or improperly used electrical equipment. Are you ...
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May
10,
2018
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., June 22, 2018, after which time bids will no longer be accepted. Jackson EMC reserves the right to ac...
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May
10,
2018
“Location, Location, Location.” It’s a familiar phrase that’s on your mind if you’re buying a home. But, are you also thinking about your new home’s energy efficiency? Thanks to its Right Choice home program, Jackson EMC makes it easier for homeow...
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May
10,
2018
When the summer months hit, Jackson EMC members typically use more electricity to cool their houses and businesses. But, take heart: You’ll spend fewer energy dollars than most households in Georgia. Higher temperatures increase the demand for ele...
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May
09,
2018
Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innovative classroom projects in middle schools. Educators who teach grades 6-8 can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would not be funded otherwise. With a Bright...
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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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May
08,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA., May 8, 2018) – Jackson EMC’s Kevin Grant, Matt Tolar and Scotty Tompkins were named top Journeyman Lineman Team at the 25th annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 5 in Fort Valley, Ga. The competition attracts the best linemen in t...
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April
18,
2018
Your house is a major investment. Jackson EMC makes it easy for members to save money when making energy efficient improvements. All you need is a blueprint to get started. Here’s how we can help. SECURITY SYSTEM Protect your home and family’s ...
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April
18,
2018
When shopping for new appliance, you may have noticed an ENERGY STAR label on products. But, what does that label really mean? WHAT IS ENERGY STAR®? Most consumers recognize ENERGY STAR’s product label which is a government-backed standard for ...
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April
18,
2018
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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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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April
18,
2018
One of the benefits of cooperative membership 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 to member...
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April
10,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. April 10, 2018) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation is joining other utilities across the state to honor line workers, whose expertise and knowledge are vital each day but especially critical when outages occur and power restora...
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March
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. March 19, 2018) Jackson EMC is closely monitoring the weather and its potential impact on Northeast Georgia and is ready to respond. Current forecasts indicate Northeast Georgia could experience strong winds, hail and possibly tornado...
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March
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. March 19, 2018) -- Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four area high school students as delegates to the 2018 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled for June 7-14. This all-expenses paid leadership development experi...
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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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February
13,
2018
It’s the kind of unexpected call that grabs your attention: “Pay now or your electricity will be turned off immediately.” Based on recent reports, increasingly consumers in the United States are getting these types of phone calls – often called sp...
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February
13,
2018
We’ve heard for years how much you like the recipes featured in JEMCO News. It’s one of the most popular items in this monthly publication to our members. We take recipes submitted by Jackson EMC members and try them ourselves. Each month, the select...
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February
13,
2018
Experience Washington, D.C. from an insider’s perspective as you walk alongside state and national leaders in the halls of Congress. Learn crucial leadership development skills as you participate in team building activities throughout the week. Hear ...
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February
13,
2018
For more than half a century, Action Ministries/Gainesville – with the support of local churches, businesses and individuals – has worked to prevent homelessness by providing emergency funds, food, clothing and services. “Leading people out of pov...
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February
08,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 8, 2018) – A prolonged period of exceptionally cold weather for Northeast Georgia has caused Jackson EMC members to consume the most energy in winter since 2011. When temperatures remain below freezing, energy use typically in...
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January
29,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 29, 2018) — Imagine all residential and industrial members in the Jackson EMC service area and beyond are totally without electricity -- all lines were demolished, all poles were on the ground, all substations were flooded. That ...
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January
11,
2018
  Planning to renovate or remodel your home? Take advantage of the one-stop shopping available at local home shows to learn about products you’ve been considering purchasing for your home. The newly-expanded 21st Annual North Atlanta Home Show ...
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January
11,
2018
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has corporate offices 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 Nort...
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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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January
02,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 2, 2018) – The freezing temperatures that arrived with the new year caused scattered outages for some members across Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s 10-county service area Tuesday morning. According to the National Weat...
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