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2020
October
23,
2020
| 11:35 AM America/New_York
If you had a fire at your home, would your family members know how to escape safely? The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends families make a home fire escape plan incase there’s a fire in their home. In October, NFPA celebrates...
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June
18,
2020
| 13:36 PM America/New_York
Changing your heating and air system’s filters can be easy to forget because they’re out-of-sight, out-of-mind. By the time you remember they’re due for a change, you may not have any on hand at home. If you’re like me, when you’re shopping, air filt...
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June
12,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Hurricane season is officially here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   The threat of hurricanes is...
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June
03,
2020
| 14:04 PM America/New_York
It’s a phrase that points to trouble: Saying someone is in “hot water.” Whether it’s that person’s fault or not, the phrase usually implies someone is likely to be punished or has a price to pay, as they say. As far as idioms go, you most certainly d...
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March
10,
2020
| 10:19 AM 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 th...
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March
10,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Lightning strikes can happen any time there’s a storm. Electrical surges from lightning or power surges can damage or destroy household appliances and equipment. Jackson EMC offers surge protection to members to help protect against surges that co...
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March
10,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When you see a utility vehicle parked on the side of the road working in an official capacity, you can help keep line crews safe by moving over a lane or slowing down and being prepared to stop. Georgia is one of many states that requires motorist...
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February
17,
2020
| 09:28 AM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen any time of year. When severe weather hits, it’s important to have basic supplies ready in the event of extended power outages. During and after dangerous weather – such as winter storms, a tornado or a summer downpour – ...
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February
04,
2020
| 16:48 PM America/New_York
After learning more about surge protectors, I recently gave each of my kids a surge protector. My children are grown. Maybe they already have their key electronics plugged into surge protectors. Maybe they know the difference between power strips ...
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2019
November
19,
2019
| 10:53 AM America/New_York
My parents taught me how to balance a checkbook and maintain a budget. I can’t imagine getting through life without those skills. My daddy grew up during the Great Depression and monitored every dime he spent, ensuring his life was absent of finan...
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November
14,
2019
| 08:12 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) system control coordinator Greg Mathis received a Life Saving Award from Georgia EMC during the state association’s annual meeting in Savannah this month. Mathis was honored for saving the life of a fello...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:26 AM America/New_York
Accidents happen. Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole? Knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death. Always consider power lines and other electrical equipment to be live and dangero...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
When you use LED lights to decorate for the holidays, you can save energy. Compared to standard incandescent lights, using ENERGY STAR®-rated LED lights are 70% more energy efficient and last 10 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energ...
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October
17,
2019
| 09:50 AM America/New_York
As the temperature outside starts to drop this fall, you may want to use a space heater to warm a specific room without cranking up the thermostat. Stay safe with these tips for space heaters: Plug your space heater directly into a wall outlet ...
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October
11,
2019
| 15:54 PM America/New_York
The month of October may be my favorite. Fall is in the air. Days in Georgia are still relatively warm, but nights are cool. Leaves change colors, producing free roadside art at every turn. And, of course, there’s Halloween, the spookiest day of the ...
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September
24,
2019
| 08:05 AM America/New_York
I hate going to the doctor. I probably picked that up from my dad, who preferred to bite down on a dime rather than visit a physician. I’m the same, and nowadays, with health information as near as a computer or cellphone, I can type in my symptom...
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August
16,
2019
| 08:27 AM America/New_York
When playing outdoors, keep a safe distance from power lines, substations and other equipment used to send electricity to homes and businesses. Keep these tips in mind to stay safe around power substations. Teach children to avoid climbing fe...
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July
26,
2019
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
I’m all about energy efficiency. I adhere to the “Golden Rule of the Thermostat” by keeping my home’s thermostat set at 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter to save energy. I turn lights and fans off when exiting a room, and I ...
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May
23,
2019
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
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
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
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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April
15,
2019
| 09:11 AM America/New_York
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
| 09:10 AM America/New_York
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
03,
2019
| 15:45 PM America/New_York
Do the words — “Do it yourself” — instill fear and trepidation in you? I must admit, when it comes to DIY home projects, that phrase makes my pulse race and my head spin. Do it yourself. But, that’s what plumbers, electricians, tile layers a...
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March
18,
2019
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 13:59 PM America/New_York
If you see a downed power line, always assume it’s energized and dangerous. Avoid going near it or anything in contact with the power line. Also, follow these tips: Never drive over a downed power line or through water that’s touching a line. D...
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January
14,
2019
| 17:02 PM America/New_York
When temperatures drop and winter storms hit, heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines. During a power outage, Jackson EMC crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepar...
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2018
November
16,
2018
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah approaching, it’s a good time to start preparing for holiday guests with hospitality — and energy efficiency — in mind. It’s usually after the holidays, when the January energy bill arrives, when homeowner...
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November
13,
2018
| 14:25 PM America/New_York
The holidays are coming – and for many families, that means it’s time to deck the halls with festive lighting. Statistics show home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months, so keep these holiday lighting tips in mind fo...
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October
17,
2018
| 16:34 PM America/New_York
In many households, the kitchen is like a living room. It’s not just where meals are prepared; it’s where conversation is shared while cooking and while eating. It’s where mom gets her coffee, where bookbags land when the kids get home from school, a...
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October
10,
2018
| 10:59 AM America/New_York
Fires can happen anywhere. And when there’s a fire, smoke spreads fast. A working smoke detector gives you an early warning to get outside quickly when fire is detected. To keep your family safe, follow these tips from the National Fire Protection...
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