Newsroom Jackson EMC (News)

2018
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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2017
December
26,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 26, 2017) –Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Jackson County Schools Foundation for the Empower College and Career Center, which will bring the area’s first college and career academy to local students. “The Empower Center wil...
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December
21,
2017
Jackson EMC employees embraced a variety of ways to bring holiday cheer to those in need in our communities. From adopting seniors who had no family to building a ramp for a woman who is wheelchair-bound, Jackson EMC employees consider it a privil...
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December
13,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) –Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to Good News at Noon in Gainesville to purchase and install a commercial range, warmers, prep tables, three-compartment sink and dishwasher in its food pantry. The Jackson EMC donatio...
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December
01,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 1, 2017) – Approximately 211,000 Jackson EMC members will receive a check in the mail this month. Both members and former members will receive their share of a total $9 million in margin refunds in December. “As owners of a no...
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November
09,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 7, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) awarded 20 middle schools in Gwinnett, Barrow, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and Clarke counties $50,000 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 34 innovative classroom projects. Winning ...
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October
15,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 15, 2017) Jackson EMC lineman Kaleb Chapman won three first place events at the 2017 International Lineman’s Rodeo, held Oct. 11-14 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event attracts the best linemen in the world to compete in events ...
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October
07,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 7, 2017) Weather reports indicate Hurricane Nate could impact Northeast Georgia Sunday, Oct. 8. Jackson EMC activated its Emergency Response Plan Friday, Oct. 6, and is ready to respond with restoration efforts if needed. As o...
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September
16,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Sept. 16, 2017) Nearly all of Jackson EMC’s 222,000 members now have power. The remaining 66 outages, which impact 137 members, are being addressed. Jackson EMC has restored power to 1,196 members since yesterday at 4:30 p.m.; 123,640...
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September
10,
2017
Some Jackson EMC members experienced outages Sunday as a result of high wind arriving ahead of Hurricane Irma. More significant wind and rain is forecasted for Northeast Georgia on Monday. Jackson EMC activated its Emergency Response Plan Friday, Sep...
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September
08,
2017
Jackson EMC is closely monitoring the projected forecast of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on Northeast Georgia and is ready to respond. Current forecasts indicate Northeast Georgia could experience strong winds and rain as a result of Hurri...
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August
07,
2017
Do you want to know what goes on at home while you're away? Want to make sure your kids got home from school safely? If so, EMC Security can help. Video doorbells available at EMC Security allow you the immediacy of being at home, even when you’re...
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July
14,
2017
Jackson EMC placed fifth in the 2017 J.D. Power and Associates Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study’s Cooperative Segment. The satisfaction score is the highest ever achieved by the cooperative. This is the second year J.D. Power ...
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June
29,
2017
This week, various news outlets reported on a new cyber threat targeting businesses in Europe, including utilities, that continues to sweep the globe. The threat, malware known as “Petrwrap” or “Petya” is similar to the “WannaCry” ransomware scheme t...
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June
23,
2017
Summer is often the time we dust off the tool box and tackle some of those home improvement projects. Knowing that many Georgians have home improvement projects on the mind, scammers seize the opportunity to knock on your door and offer “assistance.”...
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June
19,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA., July 6, 2017) — Jackson EMC is adding an additional 10 MW of solar to its energy portfolio by participating in four new solar generation sites in southern Georgia. These four sites are expected to be in service by 2020 and will bring...
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June
16,
2017
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $105,000 in grants to organizations during their May meeting, including $40,000 to organizations serving Hall county residents. $15,000 to Family Ties-Gainesville for the Parenting 101 ...
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May
11,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA., May 12, 2017) — Jackson EMC linemen bested many others from across the state at the annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 6 in Fort Valley, Georgia. More than 33 teams of journeymen linemen and 86 apprentices from across the state...
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May
08,
2017
Caller ID may have you fooled. Spoofing is the latest scam, which makes you think a phone call is coming from a legitimate company rather than who’s really on the line. The more sophisticated scammers have even copied or duplicated Jackson EMC’s reco...
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May
05,
2017
Recently, leaders from Jackson EMC were among a delegation of approximately 150 people representing EMCs from Georgia at the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Legislative Conference. In total, a contingent of 2,000 direct...
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April
19,
2017
HAZLEHURST, Ga., April 19, 2017 – On Wednesday, Green Power EMC officially dedicated Hazlehurst Phase II, the latest addition to a large-scale solar facility in Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Nashville-based renewables firm Silicon Ranch Corporation c...
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April
07,
2017
Linemen serve on the frontline of our nation’s energy supply, working in challenging and often dangerous conditions to keep the lights on. To honor their service, the Georgia General Assembly recently adopted State Resolution 323, officially recogn...
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April
06,
2017
(April 6, 2017) Heavy rainfall from Wednesday’s waves of thunderstorms saturated the ground, leaving trees susceptible to today’s strong winds. Jackson EMC is experiencing a new round of outages caused by trees falling on power lines across our 10-...
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April
02,
2017
If your appliances are operating, your lights brighten the room when you flip a switch, and your power tools are charged and ready for the task—it’s likely you have an electric line worker to thank. Linemen play a crucial role every day to keep yo...
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March
22,
2017
(Jefferson, Ga., March 22, 2017) Jackson EMC has restored power to nearly 15,000 members since the start of the storm Tuesday evening. Crews are still working to restore power for about 450 members. Jackson EMC replaced 16 broken poles and worked t...
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March
21,
2017
March 21, 2017) As severe storms rolled into Northeast Georgia Tuesday night, more than 15,000 Jackson EMC members lost power due to high winds and downed trees and power lines. Crews responded and were able to quickly restore power to more than 5,...
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March
13,
2017
Better beware of the latest utility scam. You get a phone call, and your caller ID says it’s your power company. If you call the number back to check, it even has a recording that sounds like your power company. But wait a minute – if they’re calling...
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