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2018
October
15,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 14, 2018) – A journeyman linemen team from Jackson EMC was named the top electric cooperative team at the 35th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Saturday. The event features some of the top linemen...
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October
12,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 12, 2018) Early Friday morning, 29 Jackson EMC linemen and other personnel headed to south Georgia to assist with restoration efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Jackson EMC will assist with power restoration effor...
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October
11,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 11, 2018) Jackson EMC will release 97 contractors after noon today to assist with restoration efforts in Florida and south Georgia after Hurricane Michael impacted the area. Two dozen Jackson EMC linemen will assist with restorat...
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July
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. July 17, 2018) – Jackson EMC recently honored local companies with its Right Choice homebuilder awards. New homes built as Right Choice homes by Jackson EMC are built for energy efficiency and comfort. “Right Choice is now 14 years...
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July
02,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. June 29, 2018) – Jackson EMC will participate in a new solar project that will expand the cooperative’s energy portfolio with an additional 5 megawatts of solar. The project is a joint effort among electric cooperatives in the state t...
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June
28,
2018
I would never dream of leaving my childhood room, much less the house, without turning the lights off. Mama and Daddy drilled it in my head from infancy: Turn off the lights when you leave your room. It was old-fashioned common sense: Don’t waste wha...
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June
26,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. June 26, 2018) – Five Jackson EMC crews are heading to South Carolina to assist a fellow electric co-op restore power after powerful storms this week. The Jackson EMC crews will assist Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, based in Pickens, S...
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June
20,
2018
Each year, Jackson EMC selects four high school students to participate in a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C. This year’s Washington Youth Tour delegates have diverse backgrounds and interests, yet they share our value...
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June
20,
2018
Severe weather can happen any time of the year. You can stay prepared by following these tips: Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit with food, water & supplies. Make a household plan, including where to take shelter during major storms. Prepare for...
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June
20,
2018
It was 20 years ago that Jackson EMC and its neighboring co-op, Walton EMC, started a home security business, called EMC Security. In October 2006, GreyStone Power Corporation, based in Douglasville, joined as a partner in the cooperative-owned busin...
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June
20,
2018
As temperatures ride during the summer months, it’s not unusual to see your energy use increase, too. That’s because cooling your home generally means your air conditioner is working harder to keep you comfortable. But, with Jackson EMC’s My En...
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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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