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2018
April
18,
2018
Your house is a major investment. Jackson EMC makes it easy for members to save money when making energy efficient improvements. All you need is a blueprint to get started. Here’s how we can help. SECURITY SYSTEM Protect your home and family’s ...
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April
18,
2018
When shopping for new appliance, you may have noticed an ENERGY STAR label on products. But, what does that label really mean? WHAT IS ENERGY STAR®? Most consumers recognize ENERGY STAR’s product label which is a government-backed standard for ...
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April
18,
2018
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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April
18,
2018
I’ll bet that you didn’t know that April is lineman appreciation month. Well, it is! And every April at Jackson EMC we set aside time to honor this dedicated group of professionals by giving them our appreciation. We’d love for you to join us. If ...
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April
18,
2018
In nature, there are countless lessons for students to learn. But in an age when students are more plugged in to technology than the great outdoors, getting hands-on learning in nature is becoming more challenging. “We get quite a few students ...
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April
18,
2018
One of the benefits of cooperative membership 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 to member...
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April
10,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. April 10, 2018) – Jackson Electric Membership Corporation is joining other utilities across the state to honor line workers, whose expertise and knowledge are vital each day but especially critical when outages occur and power restora...
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April
02,
2018
(JEFFERSON, Ga. April 2, 2018) — Two high school seniors nominated by Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) were awarded $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarships: Chestatee High School senior Megan Freeman and Banks County High School senior Trevo...
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March
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. March 19, 2018) Jackson EMC is closely monitoring the weather and its potential impact on Northeast Georgia and is ready to respond. Current forecasts indicate Northeast Georgia could experience strong winds, hail and possibly tornado...
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March
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. March 19, 2018) -- Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four area high school students as delegates to the 2018 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled for June 7-14. This all-expenses paid leadership development experi...
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March
13,
2018
For student interns at Jackson EMC, the opportunity to work at one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation means getting hands-on, real-world experience. “One of my favorite things to do here is helping with the installation process for...
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March
13,
2018
Sometimes, an innovative or creative idea for a classroom project just needs a little support. That’s why Jackson EMC’s Bright Ideas grant program provides educators with up $2,000 to support classroom projects that could not be funded. This academic...
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March
13,
2018
If you can shift using high energy users – such as air conditioning and electric water heaters – to off-peak hours, time-of-use rates may be for you. By signing up for Jackson EMC’s Time-of-Use rates, you can take advantage of a year-round lower e...
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March
13,
2018
OK, I admit it. I’m impressed with what kids nowadays accomplish. I mean, when I was a kid, playing to win against the aliens in Space Invaders was tough stuff. I still listened to music on record players. My definition of a pen pal meant writing an ...
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March
13,
2018
You can lower your power bill by using energy efficient products, and Jackson EMC will help you pay for them. When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of electricity we need to generate decreases, resulting in savings for the coopera...
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March
13,
2018
Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates about 25 million lightning strikes hit the ground each year in the United States. When lightning hits the ground, it can...
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March
13,
2018
What started as a personal passion has evolved into an organization that serves thousands of Latinos in North Georgia and prepares hundreds of volunteers to serve other families. Ser Familia, Inc.’s mission is to strengthen, revitalize, and equip ...
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March
13,
2018
Power outages can happen at any time for a variety of reasons. If your power goes out, Jackson EMC works quickly to restore it. Members are encouraged to report power outages by visiting outage.jacksonemc.com or by calling 1-800-245-4044. Jack...
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February
27,
2018
Jackson County has a serious problem with abandoned dogs. One Jackson EMC team member has taken on the challenge, and now plays a vital role in helping these dogs find a new forever home. When Greg Mathis, system control coordinator, leaves a shif...
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February
15,
2018
How many times has cost prohibited you from doing something you wanted or needed to do? If you’re like me, the answer is probably “too many times to count.” And that’s why the rebates, incentives and financing offered by Jackson EMC are excitin...
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February
13,
2018
It’s the kind of unexpected call that grabs your attention: “Pay now or your electricity will be turned off immediately.” Based on recent reports, increasingly consumers in the United States are getting these types of phone calls – often called sp...
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February
13,
2018
Saving money on your electric bill can be as simple as using more energy efficient LED light bulbs or making bigger changes, like installing additional insulation in your home. But, where do you start? Jackson EMC’s DIY Home Checkup Kit, which inc...
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February
13,
2018
We all know someone – perhaps even ourselves – who has been the target of a scam. It can be tough to spot a scam when the criminals have become pretty good at pretending to be legitimate organizations, like a bank or utility company. What makes it...
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February
13,
2018
Every home could use an indoor security camera as an extension of their home security system. They are great for extra security and protection against crime. But, if you have an indoor security camera, where should you place it? Consider these spo...
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February
13,
2018
We’ve heard for years how much you like the recipes featured in JEMCO News. It’s one of the most popular items in this monthly publication to our members. We take recipes submitted by Jackson EMC members and try them ourselves. Each month, the select...
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February
13,
2018
Experience Washington, D.C. from an insider’s perspective as you walk alongside state and national leaders in the halls of Congress. Learn crucial leadership development skills as you participate in team building activities throughout the week. Hear ...
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February
13,
2018
“This recipe is good to use as an appetizer, and most of my friends usually eat it between two pieces of bread. It’s that good and filing! My friends and family often request this dish.” – Alice Johnson, Lawrenceville   INGREDIENTS 2 rolls...
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February
13,
2018
For more than half a century, Action Ministries/Gainesville – with the support of local churches, businesses and individuals – has worked to prevent homelessness by providing emergency funds, food, clothing and services. “Leading people out of pov...
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February
08,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 8, 2018) – A prolonged period of exceptionally cold weather for Northeast Georgia has caused Jackson EMC members to consume the most energy in winter since 2011. When temperatures remain below freezing, energy use typically in...
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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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