Newsroom Jackson EMC (community)

2019
August
16,
2019
| 07:44 PM America/New_York
During the school year, Jackson EMC linemen share their unique skillset and electricity safety tips with elementaryschool students throughout our community.  Their presentations center around PowerTown®, a model town complete with transformers, po...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:31 PM America/New_York
What do you think of when you hear, “Friday Night Lights”? For many people, it’s high school football. In communities around the nation and across Jackson EMC’s 10-county service area, “Friday Night Lights” has a special meaning for those playing on ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
A few years ago, we asked you to help pick a new slogan for the cooperative. The clear winner? “Your Power. Your Community.” That’s not surprising because it’s simple and speaks to our collective values. As cooperative members, you’re invested in ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
Are you a middle school educator with an idea for an innovative or creative classroom project this school year? If so, consider applying for a Bright Ideas grant. Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innovative ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:29 PM America/New_York
When volunteers from New Path 1010 met with leaders to discuss community needs in Barrow County, one fact weighed heavy on their hearts, according to Candy Greene, director of the nonprofit organization. “The school system told us that 85 students...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:27 PM America/New_York
It’s the start of a new school year – and planning for memorable educational experiences. Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities...
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August
02,
2019
| 02:36 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees routinely put the seventh Cooperative Principle - “Concern for Community” - in action when they volunteer to help local organizations that serve others. One organization that benefits from our employees’ volunteerism is the A...
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July
11,
2019
| 06:32 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is an electric cooperative. In fact, we’re one of more than 900 electric co-ops in the U.S. serving more than 42 million people. As a cooperative, it’s our mission to serve our members and our community. So, what’s a cooperative? Co...
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July
11,
2019
| 06:32 PM America/New_York
When older adults get a moderate amount of physical activity, the health benefits can be significant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With regular physical activity, older adults can reduce the risk of dying of c...
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June
14,
2019
| 03:39 PM America/New_York
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour on June 13-20 have something powerful in common – a desire to help others. As delegates, Alejandro Campo, Ahema Gaisie, Alyssa Ramos and Kate...
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June
14,
2019
| 03:38 PM America/New_York
That’s where programs like New Directions Georgia help fill a gap for individuals with autism. Founded by Mary O’Connell, a retired autism educator, the nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County is a day program to serve adults with autism who have s...
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June
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, Ga. June 10, 2019)—The Path Project was awarded a $5,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will fund a covered classroom extension at its community center in the Baker & Glover Mobi...
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May
15,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/New_York
For the past two years, the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team successfully competed at district  and state matches and advanced to the world championship, according to Harold Jarrett, volunteer leader and mentor, who calls the team “one of the best in...
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April
15,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
Stimulating a student’s interest in learning a new idea or concept can be a challenge. For educators, there’s the additional challenge of funding learning experiences in the classroom that are outside the textbook. That’s why Jackson EMC funded $5...
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April
15,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
Kenita Pierce-Lewis founded H.O.P.E., Inc. so single parents could earn their college education much easier than she did. Juggling parental responsibilities, work and college courses, it took her 10 years to get her bachelor’s degree in business a...
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March
18,
2019
| 06:59 PM America/New_York
For 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the worldwide nonprofit that works with families to build affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity International started in 1976 in Ame...
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February
13,
2019
| 06:33 PM America/New_York
As life gets busy, earning a high school diploma for those who didn’t graduate as a younger student can be challenging. There’s work, family and a greater demand for time management. But, without a high school diploma or GED, an employee in Georgi...
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January
14,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
When Barrow Ministry Village started in 2012, its founding leaders wanted to focus on three key areas that lacked resources in the community: Food distribution, foster family resources and affordable counseling services. Over time, the Barrow Ministr...
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2018
December
12,
2018
| 02:59 PM America/New_York
When students enter one of the 15 locations hosting the Boys & Girls Club of Lanier, they’re not just learning the academic and character development skills they need to succeed – they’re also learning how to make healthier lifestyle choices. Thro...
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December
06,
2018
| 05:27 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 5, 2018) – Jackson EMC has pledged $50,000 for the new Jackson County Multiuse Agricultural Facility. "Jackson EMC is proud to partner with the Jackson County government in the development of an agricultural facility,” said Jo...
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November
19,
2018
| 05:06 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2018) – Jackson EMC has donated $30,000 to Path Project in Gainesville for the purchase of a van to provide transportation for students in the Baker & Glover Mobile Home Park. “This grant will allow us to provide student t...
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November
19,
2018
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 19, 2018) – Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to the HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative, which helps people who are homeless secure necessary mental, job, financial and legal counseling, shelter and clothing to make a fresh start. “W...
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November
13,
2018
| 08:25 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC awarded $51,461 to 43 middle school classrooms in 19 schools with grant money from the Bright Ideas program. Winning entries represented a variety of 21st century disciplines that interest students, including astronomy, Earth science, eng...
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November
13,
2018
| 08:24 PM America/New_York
Educators looking to bring learning to life can request Jackson EMC employees to visit their schools and classrooms for demonstrations or speaking opportunities. Jackson EMC employees can present an electrical safety demonstration, showcase the el...
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November
13,
2018
| 08:24 PM America/New_York
Following the passing of his wife, Judy, in 2013, Dan Capobianco came up with an idea to once again fill his Lawrenceville house with laughter – this time from people in need. Teaming up with two other men, Capobianco launched Judy House Ministry,...
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November
09,
2018
| 10:43 PM America/New_York
(Jefferson, GA, November 9, 2018) — Athens Christian School senior Nicholas Hopper won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event, a wiring competition. This event requires students to complete a timed practical wiring exerc...
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November
06,
2018
| 02:19 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov.5, 2018) Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army to assist families in South Georgia working to rebuild following the widespread devastation after Hurricane Michael. More than 80 Jackson EMC employees worked to restor...
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October
31,
2018
| 07:37 PM America/New_York
Working for Jackson EMC is more than just a job for most employees, according to 17-year veteran Janet Wood, communications coordinator for the Jefferson office. “It’s a major part of our lives and working here enables me to make a difference in my h...
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October
15,
2018
| 02:58 PM America/New_York
(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
10,
2018
| 04:57 PM America/New_York
Your Operation Round Up® Dollars Helping Others Since forming 13 years ago, the Jackson EMC Foundation has been helping turn lives around, thanks to Jackson EMC members who round up their bill through Operation Round Up®. The pennies members donat...
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