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2021
July
26,
2021
| 15:43 PM America/New_York
For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has supported fully adaptive year-round camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities or other life challenges.The Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded Camp Twin Lakes a...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:43 PM America/New_York
At Jackson EMC, we know you count on us to keep your lights on. And we work hard to make that happen. When outages occur, we work to restore your power as quickly as conditions and safety procedures allow until all outages are restored. Generally, af...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:43 PM America/New_York
I’ve been around electric cooperatives since I was a kid. My dad, who retired a few years ago, had a long career as a co-op manager in Louisiana and Alabama. I learned a lot about this industry from him.Dad started his career as an engineer in the op...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:06 PM America/New_York
Did you know that signs or other items posted on utility poles can create serious safety hazards for linemen?Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs – as well as the signs themselves – pose dangers to linemen, who may need to climb poles when res...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:04 PM America/New_York
When temperatures begin to rise in the summer, making small adjustments to how your household uses energy can help lower your electric bill. Follow these money-saving tips to reduce your energy use, and in turn, your monthly bill.Set your thermostat ...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:04 PM America/New_York
If you’re looking for a way to simplify paying your bill, consider enrolling in Jackson EMC’s Auto Pay Program. You can pay your bill automatically each month from your bank account or with a credit/debit card through this convenient option.By enroll...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:04 PM America/New_York
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this hurricane season is expected to be active. That means more severe storms are likely to occur through November. Taking steps now to prepare for severe weather could help you...
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July
21,
2021
| 15:10 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC’s communication department recently earned multiple awards from the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) for a variety of communication pieces developed for members and employees. CCA is a trade association of cooperatives across N...
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July
02,
2021
| 15:53 PM America/New_York
A team of Jackson EMC linemen recently helped build a covered deck for a Danielsville family whose adult children have special needs. Jackson EMC’s linemen learned of the need for the project through the SONIC (Serving Our Neighbors In Christ) organi...
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June
30,
2021
| 11:18 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC has received reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the cooperative and urging members to pay a bill immediately or face being disconnected from power service. Members should be aware of the rise of thi...
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June
24,
2021
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
Nathan Bohannon, residential new development advisor in Gwinnett, was recently selected as one of Gwinnett Young Professionals’ 35 Under 35 recipients.  Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) is an initiative of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. 35 Under...
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June
23,
2021
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Over the years, I’ve had my share of house-hunting experiences. There’s always a moment when you arrive at a potential new home to admire what you see from the outside. Most people refer to it as the “curb appeal” – the landscaping, front door, windo...
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June
11,
2021
| 14:57 PM America/New_York
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   Jackson EMC offers these tips on how to p...
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June
10,
2021
| 14:56 PM America/New_York
The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett was awarded a $5,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will assist the Lawrenceville-based nonprofit with purchasing an interactive SMART Board for each cl...
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June
01,
2021
| 12:50 PM America/New_York
Looking for ideas to make home improvements? The North Atlanta Home Show offers hundreds of home improvement experts and products under one roof for planning your next projects. Jackson EMC members can receive a special discount to attend the event.T...
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May
17,
2021
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
Harmony House Child Advocacy Center and Sexual Assault Center, Royston, recently got a fresh, spring look thanks to employees from Jackson EMC’s Neese office. The cooperative’s engineering and operations team completed a landscaping project for the n...
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May
17,
2021
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
During a recent road trip, I noticed far more electric vehicles sharing the road than I have in the past. The demand for EVs is quickly growing in the U.S., and more members are becoming curious about EVs.Recently, automakers have taken leaps forward...
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May
17,
2021
| 10:26 AM America/New_York
In operation since 2011, Mending the Gap, in Lawrenceville, works to keep Gwinnett County’s low-income senior citizens healthy and independent. One way it does that is by delivering groceries and personal care items through its Save Our Seniors (SOS)...
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May
10,
2021
| 08:51 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC’s Right Choice new home program has surpassed a milestone – certifying the 10,000th local home constructed under the home building program. The milestone home is located in Linden Park at Mundy Mill, a subdivision in Hall County.Right Cho...
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April
16,
2021
| 11:37 AM America/New_York
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That was certainly the case with a recent photo that really touched me. And it wasn’t just me that was moved by the photo – it garnered more than 20,000 impressions on our social media channels.The image ...
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April
16,
2021
| 11:37 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC linemen help keep the lights on for members 24/7, 365 days a year. That’s a big job, considering Jackson EMC provides electricity to more than 240,000 meters across 10 counties in northeast Georgia.In observance of April as Lineman Apprec...
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April
16,
2021
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior Madison Ellis is one of 12 students statewide who will receive a $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship, sponsored by electric cooperatives in Georgia.Ellis, nominated by Jackson EMC, competed among 77 othe...
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March
31,
2021
| 11:48 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) selected four high school students to receive a scholarship for the cooperative’s Youth Tour competition. Joey Blackstock, a junior at Jefferson High School; Sarah Johnson, a junior at Johnson High School...
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March
30,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees from the Neese office recently made a donation to Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP), based in Watkinsville. The nonprofit organization creates transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families. ESP’s annu...
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March
27,
2021
| 12:45 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC has released two contractor crews to help with power restoration efforts in Alabama following severe storms and tornadoes that caused extensive damage and power outages.  The contractors are assisting Alabama Power, based in Birmingham. A...
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March
23,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/New_York
When you think about electricity, think of the ways it impacts our lives – from lighting our homes and operating our heating and cooling systems to powering the batteries for our phones and even vehicles.Electricity is so integrated in our lives it’s...
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March
19,
2021
| 08:48 AM America/New_York
Three solar facilities that provide renewable energy to Jackson EMC have been completed, according to Green Power EMC, the renewable energy provider for 38 electric cooperatives in Georgia. With the completion of the facilities, 200-megawatts of sola...
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March
12,
2021
| 12:06 PM America/New_York
East Jackson Comprehensive High School senior Brad Stringer won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event and will advance to the state competition. The event, held March 2, is sponsored by Jackson EMC and is a wiring compe...
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March
05,
2021
| 16:22 PM America/New_York
Just as your vehicle needs regular checkups to operate properly, so does your home’s electrical system.Electrical fires are a serious risk to your home. By checking switches, outlets, cords, appliances and the electrical panel, you’re reducing the po...
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February
22,
2021
| 15:14 PM America/New_York
When temperatures drop, winter storms that bring snow and ice can lead to downed power lines, which can cause outages. During a power outage, Jackson EMC works to resolve power as quickly as conditions and safety procedures allow. Consider these tips...
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