Newsroom Jackson EMC (community)

2018
January
12,
2018
Formed in 1989, Family TIES of Gainesville works to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in families through parenting and intervention programs that teach adults how to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. “We serve famili...
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January
09,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 5, 2018) – Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to Extra Special People in Watkinsville for its Camp Hooray property. ESP serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through year-round programming, ...
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2017
December
26,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 26, 2017) –Jackson EMC donated $10,000 to the Jackson County Schools Foundation for the Empower College and Career Center, which will bring the area’s first college and career academy to local students. “The Empower Center wil...
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December
21,
2017
Jackson EMC employees embraced a variety of ways to bring holiday cheer to those in need in our communities. From adopting seniors who had no family to building a ramp for a woman who is wheelchair-bound, Jackson EMC employees consider it a privil...
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December
14,
2017
When a nurse noticed some families taking their newborns home in just a diaper and towel, she gathered a group of colleagues to use their sewing skills to help babies have a better start. Today, Tiny Stitches, Inc. is a non-profit organization tha...
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December
14,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) – Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to the Good Samaritan Clinic of Gwinnett for the purchase of equipment for the new dental clinic. Gwinnett’s only full-time charity dental practice serves uninsured residents of Gwin...
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December
13,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 12, 2017) –Jackson EMC has donated $20,000 to Good News at Noon in Gainesville to purchase and install a commercial range, warmers, prep tables, three-compartment sink and dishwasher in its food pantry. The Jackson EMC donatio...
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December
07,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 5, 2017)—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 col...
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November
30,
2017
Melanie Berryman has a passion for serving others. “My passion is being a voice for those less fortunate, sharing my story to help others so they don’t feel alone in their own story or struggle,” said Berryman, who serves as district secretary for th...
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November
15,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2017) — During a statewide meeting on Monday, Jackson EMC employee and long-standing community servant Melanie Berryman was presented the Georgia EMC 2017 Community Service and Volunteerism Award for EMC employees. Accordi...
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November
14,
2017
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) employees delivered big checks into 34 middle school classrooms in 21 schools with $50,000 in grant money from the Bright Ideas program throughout the month of October. Winning entries represented a varie...
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November
14,
2017
NOW IN ITS 20TH SEASON, THE GEORGIA CHILDREN’S CHORUS ISN’T JUST ABOUT SINGING. FOR ITS YOUNG PARTICIPANTS, IT’S ALSO ABOUT LEARNING RESPONSIBILITY, COMMITMENT, TEAMWORK AND SELF-CONFIDENCE. The Georgia Children’s Chorus is a 100-voice children’s ...
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November
10,
2017
Chris June, a Jackson EMC Gwinnett District lineman, is in a unique position to relate to the concerns and issues of veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He comes from a long-line of family members who have served in the milit...
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November
10,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 10, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) announced Chestatee High School and Johnson High School, both in Hall County, are winners of the 2016-2017 Georgia High School Association Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship...
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November
09,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 7, 2017) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) awarded 20 middle schools in Gwinnett, Barrow, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and Clarke counties $50,000 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 34 innovative classroom projects. Winning ...
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November
06,
2017
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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October
15,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 15, 2017) Jackson EMC lineman Kaleb Chapman won three first place events at the 2017 International Lineman’s Rodeo, held Oct. 11-14 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event attracts the best linemen in the world to compete in events ...
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October
11,
2017
Consider the parents of the bride whose diligence in saving money pays for a beautiful wedding. Or ask the happy couple a few years later when the pennies they’ve stashed away make the down payment on their new home. At Jackson EMC, we know the po...
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August
07,
2017
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank believes that hunger affects an entire community and that it takes a village to bring it to an end, according to Executive Director Kay Blackstock. By supplying the Food Bank with a $13,000 grant for its new Neighbor...
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August
07,
2017
Triumphant Quartet, an award-winning gospel group based in Sevierville, Tenn., is set to perform at Jackson EMC’s Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the headquarters in Jefferson. Registration for the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. that...
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July
27,
2017
Tonia Standridge knew the joy of watching children opening Christmas presents. Her family hosted 82 foster children in their home throughout her childhood and teen years. But it wasn’t until she saw a video of children in Guatemala opening a 90-pound...
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July
14,
2017
"Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend?" sings James Taylor. The famous singer-songwriter likely would be a big fan of Legacy Youth Mentoring, a program that pairs school students with adult mentors to form life-affirming and inspiring fr...
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July
12,
2017
Jackson EMC has equipment for sale to members and employees. Sealed bids will be accepted at Jackson EMC headquarters in Jefferson until 3 p.m., August 11, 2017, after which time bids will no longer be accepted. Jackson EMC reserves the right to acce...
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June
19,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA., July 6, 2017) — Jackson EMC is adding an additional 10 MW of solar to its energy portfolio by participating in four new solar generation sites in southern Georgia. These four sites are expected to be in service by 2020 and will bring...
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June
16,
2017
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $105,000 in grants to organizations during their May meeting, including $40,000 to organizations serving Hall county residents. $15,000 to Family Ties-Gainesville for the Parenting 101 ...
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June
08,
2017
Koinonia is a Greek word referring to the idea of fellowship. The 32 churches leading this Homer-based camp believe the action of fellowship produces authentic nurture, love, encouragement, vulnerability, transparency, accountability, and sharing amo...
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June
08,
2017
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour, on June 8-15 have something powerful in common; a passion to serve others. As delegates, Sheefa Ali, Gabriela Maduro-Salvarrey, Cecelia Tatro, ...
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May
22,
2017
Bright Ideas grants recognize and reward innovative and creative classroom projects, unfunded by general education dollars, developed by middle school teachers. Educators who teach grades 6-8 in schools within the Jackson EMC service region can earn ...
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May
19,
2017
As community involvement is one of our values, Jackson EMC remains committed to educating children and adults during National Electric Safety Month. West Jackson Elementary got the trifecta for its career day on May 17. Karen Ewing, community rela...
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May
08,
2017
For many families, summer childcare can be a costly expense. Summer enrichment programs, like those offered at area YMCA clubs, provide a vital resource for parents and children during the months away from school. According to the program website,...
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