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2021
April
16,
2021
| 11:36 AM America/New_York
Groceries and hand sanitizer weren’t the only things in short supply when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation in March 2020. The American Red Cross faced a severe blood shortage after an unprecedented number of blood drives were canceled during the ...
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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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April
07,
2021
| 14:36 PM America/New_York
What do you get when you mix fourth graders, Dr. Seuss and Jackson EMC linemen? A fun experience students and linemen will remember.Melissa Holloway is a Special Education Co-Teacher at Carnesville Elementary School. Her husband, David Holloway, is a...
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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
23,
2021
| 13:20 PM America/New_York
Our Neighbor, Inc., in Gainesville, helps people with disabilities gain independence through residential living and working at jobs in the community.The Jackson EMC Foundation recently awarded the nonprofit organization a $10,000 grant for housing sc...
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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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February
22,
2021
| 15:03 PM America/New_York
Delivering hot meals five days a week to homebound or disabled senior citizens can put a lot of miles on vehicles. And with more people needing its services during the COVID-19 pandemic,the Madison County Senior Center needed some help.Thanks to a gr...
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January
27,
2021
| 10:22 AM America/New_York
Brandon Ashley, a Jackson EMC Business Development Manager, recently participated in a virtual professional development series for 4-H staff members statewide called, “Mapping Your Community.” In this session, Brandon shared the importance and benefi...
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January
14,
2021
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Based in Hoschton, the Jackson County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) works to increase graduation rates and employability options through its support of adult education and family literacy for Jackson County residents.The nonprofit organ...
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2020
December
11,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC’s Gwinnett office partnered with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness program to help senior citizens with external maintenance issues on their homes. A Brush With Kindness is a Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity program that ...
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December
09,
2020
| 14:39 PM America/New_York
For years, employees at Jackson EMC have established themselves as leaders in the community. “Jackson EMC has a credible name,” said Joe Hicks, Jefferson District Manager. “Working here, you understand that legacy and you are encouraged to be a leade...
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December
07,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
At Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, families receive far more than a roof over their heads. They get help in learning life skills tonavigate their way to independent living.Open since 1986, the residential care facility provides up to 12 ...
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December
01,
2020
| 16:30 PM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) is accepting applications for the annual Walter Harrison Scholarship, which provides $1,000 for academic expenses to students pursuing post-secondary education at Georgia colleges and technical schools. A...
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November
23,
2020
| 09:20 AM America/New_York
For the first time since its inception in October 2005, last spring the Jackson EMC Foundation distributed emergency grants, awarding funds to organizations serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.Within weeks of shelter-in-place mandates,...
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November
12,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC donated $5,000 to the Jefferson FIRST Robotics Team to help students cover expenses for materials and fees for robotics competitions. “The Jefferson FIRST Robotics Team is very fortunate to have the support of Jackson EMC,” said Randy Far...
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November
12,
2020
| 16:14 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to Wellroot Family Services to meet the needs of foster families and children in the Gainesville area.“We are so grateful for the continued kindness and generosity of Jackson EMC. This incredible gift will have a significa...
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November
12,
2020
| 10:51 AM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 12, 2020) – Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, a nonprofit, private school serving special needs children, to construct a new playground and recreation field for students with disabilities. “Thi...
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October
14,
2020
| 15:44 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC partnered with local civic clubs to distribute 28,800 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in Lawrenceville as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. “We're always looking for ways to serve our community,” ...
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August
13,
2020
| 14:45 PM America/New_York
When a national emergency was declared in the early response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two local YMCA chapters quickly adapted their programs to support frontline and essential employees who needed childcare.  “When we got word (in March) there wo...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:10 AM America/New_York
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, resulting in unprecedented economic challenges for many families, Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church’s food pantry adjusted how it distributes food to people in need. For a decade, the Dacula-based food pantry ha...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:33 AM America/New_York
Each month, we feature an organization that recently received a grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation. These grants are made possible by members who participate in Jackson EMC’s Operation Round Up® program, which rounds each month’s electric bill up ...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
Local teachers use grant funds from Jackson EMC to implement innovative projects. Sometimes, an innovative or creative idea for a classroom project just needs a little support. Thanks to Bright Ideas grants from Jackson EMC, educators can provide ...
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April
22,
2020
| 15:29 PM America/New_York
Dr. Allen McCannon, Vice President in Raymond James’ Georgia education finance division, has been appointed to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors, succeeding Richard Perpall, who retired from the board. The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 5...
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April
20,
2020
| 15:04 PM America/New_York
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision disability is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children. “If a child can’t see well, it limits what they can see in the classroom,” said Jimmy Mock, president ...
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March
31,
2020
| 15:28 PM America/New_York
As a result of growing community needs in response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors held a special meeting on March 31 to review applications for emergency support. The board awarded a total $140,757 ...
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March
10,
2020
| 14:31 PM America/New_York
Kim Keeney has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair. Her husband, Roger, is blind. The couple, however, does not let their disabilities define them—far from it. Instead, they operate Athens Inclusive Recreation and Sports (AIRS), a nonprofi...
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March
09,
2020
| 10:38 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) selected four high school students as delegates for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 18-25. Alex Crabb, a junior at Dacula High School; Jack Thomas, a junior at Flowery Branch High School...
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February
17,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
Twenty-five years ago, Becky Dowling founded Just People, Inc. to provide social events for developmentally disabled adults who otherwise didn’t qualify for support programs. Today, the Norcross-based nonprofit organization works with more than 30...
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February
14,
2020
| 12:03 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees volunteered in two elementary schools for Jackson County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The inaugural Jackson County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought together volunteers in the community for various proj...
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January
14,
2020
| 10:29 AM America/New_York
Athens Nurses Clinic was founded more than 30 years ago as a free clinic offering neighborhood health screenings one evening a week. Today, the nonprofit health care clinic is open four days a week and has more than 500 patient visits a month. Athens...
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