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2019
April
15,
2019
Like many folks, I’m a big fan of college football. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Ask me what I’m doing on most Saturdays in the fall and it’s usually something related to watching football – whether on a screen or in the stands. OK, so I know...
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April
15,
2019
One of the benfits of being a member of a cooperative 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 ...
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March
18,
2019
Ask any parent about their responsibilities raising children and you’ll often hear the word “teach.” You’ll hear it used in examples like, “teach my kids how to tie their shoe” or “teach my kids how to ride a bike.” As a dad who recently became an...
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March
18,
2019
Sign Up Now for Energy Savings Making small changes to when you use energy could help you save on your electric bill. By signing up for Jackson EMC’s Time-of-Use rate, you can take advantage of a year-round lower electric rate for reducing your...
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March
18,
2019
Jackson EMC doesn’t have customers. We have members. If you receive power from Jackson EMC, you’re a member-owner of this cooperative. Along with receiving margin refunds and having a say in the management of the cooperative, you have access to...
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February
20,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 20, 2019) Earlier today, Jackson EMC sent 10 linemen and released 24 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Amicalola EMC in northwest Georgia. Tuesday brought heavy rain, strong wind gusts and severe thunderstor...
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February
13,
2019
Have you wondered about the equipment on a power pole? Electric providers follow national standards for the equipment on poles and how they’re placed. Based on their location and the type of electric service they’re providing, the equipment on poles ...
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February
13,
2019
Did you know the recipe featured in each issue of JEMCO News was submitted by a Jackson EMC member? That’s right. For years, we’ve heard how much you like the recipes in JEMCO News – and you can be part of this tradition, too. You can submit yo...
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January
21,
2019
Caroline Williamson worked for Jackson EMC for 36 years. She recently retired as senior communications coordinator at Oakwood E&O Center. Her six-word story is “learning to drive on icy roads.” Here, she shares how working for JEMC helped her learn h...
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January
14,
2019
Student leaders in high schools across Jackson EMC’s service area can experience a unique leadership opportunity in the nation’s capital this summer. Applications are now open for the Washington Youth Tour – a week-long, all-expenses paid ...
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January
14,
2019
Need to know how much your electric bill will cost each month?  With Jackson EMC's budget billing program, you pay the same amount each month.  In winter and summer months, heating and air conditioning systems are used more often, which is refl...
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January
14,
2019
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has its corporate office at 850 Commerce Highway in Jefferson, Ga., with district offices in Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Jefferson and Hull. Jackson EMC is a cooperative providing electric service to 10 N...
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January
07,
2019
As Robert Hall sees it, Jackson EMC is a partner in his education. As a senior engineer, Robert is pursuing a master’s degree that’s not typical for his career field – business administration. Robert started his career at Jackson EMC in 2017 after...
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2018
December
12,
2018
“Cooperation Among Cooperatives” is one of the principles that govern all cooperatives. So, when Hurricane Michael devastated parts of Florida and south Georgia, Jackson EMC was one of several electric cooperatives in the Southeast to answer calls fo...
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December
09,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 9, 2018) – Heavy rainfall from Saturday’s storms saturated the ground, leaving trees susceptible to the storms accompanying strong winds, which blew down trees and limbs into power lines. Members across Jackson EMC’s 10-county se...
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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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September
06,
2018
Member-Focused Since its beginnings, Jackson EMC has proven itself a company devoted to serving its community. Our cooperative started 80 years ago when neighbors and local leaders worked together to bring electricity to our area. For those...
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September
06,
2018
There’s something for everyone at our Annual Meeting on September 27. Children will enjoy inflatables, candy art and clowns, while adults learn about the cooperative’s operations and our plans for the future. Everyone in attendance receives one m...
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September
06,
2018
For the best experience, we encourage members to park in our off-site parking areas. Shuttles run to two parking areas every 30 minutes and drop members off at the entrance to the meeting. To park at Jackson County Comprehensive High School: 1668 ...
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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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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
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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January
29,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 29, 2018) — Imagine all residential and industrial members in the Jackson EMC service area and beyond are totally without electricity -- all lines were demolished, all poles were on the ground, all substations were flooded. That ...
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January
12,
2018
A tour of the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, meeting Georgia’s congressional delegates, lunch at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and other opportunities to explore our nation’s capital are available for young leaders on the Washington Youth To...
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January
11,
2018
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has corporate offices at 850 Commerce Highway in Jefferson, Ga., with district offices in Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Jefferson and Hull. Jackson EMC is a cooperative providing electric service to 10 Nort...
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2017
December
14,
2017
You can show your support and appreciation for Jackson EMC linemen and other utility line crews through the purchase of Georgia’s first “Thank a Lineman” vehicle license plate. Proceeds from the new specialty license plate will benefit the Southea...
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December
14,
2017
Most Jackson EMC members will receive a check in the mail this month. Approximately 211,000 members and former members will receive their share of a total $9 million in margin refunds in December. “As owners of a not-for-profit cooperative, you’re...
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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
01,
2017
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 1, 2017) – Approximately 211,000 Jackson EMC members will receive a check in the mail this month. Both members and former members will receive their share of a total $9 million in margin refunds in December. “As owners of a no...
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November
14,
2017
Like many of her colleagues at Jackson EMC, Brenda Medrano (shown on cover) was working long hours to help restore power for members after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. As a customer service representative, Brenda was on the front line...
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