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2019
February
18,
2019
Jackson EMC is launching a new website and mobile app – called MyJacksonEMC – which will be available to members on March 4, 2019. Based on member feedback, the new website and mobile app will give members more flexibility to manage their accounts...
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February
13,
2019
Shopping choices these days can be overwhelming! Even with the simple things, like toothpaste, it can be a real struggle to pick out which flavor and what features I want – cinnamon or peppermint, to whiten or not to whiten? And heaven forbid I h...
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February
13,
2019
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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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
When it comes to protecting your family and home, it can be easy to overlook a few preventive steps. Properly securing your home is one way to prevent burglars from making your home a target. Keep these steps in mind to protect your home. Close th...
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February
13,
2019
Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are making way for more energy efficient options, like light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. LEDs use only 20-25 percent of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs and last 15 to 25 times longer, according to Ener...
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February
13,
2019
Heating and cooling accounts for about 48 percent of the energy used in a typical home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That's why being smart when it comes to heating and cooling your home can save you energy and money. A smart therm...
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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
31,
2019
Jackson EMC has received reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the cooperative and urging members to renew non-existent warranties. Members should be aware of the rise of this recent scam, called spoofing. In t...
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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
21,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 21, 2019) – When frigid temperatures linger, energy use typically increases as heating systems work harder and longer to keep homes and businesses warm. Jackson EMC offers tips on how to manage energy costs during cold winter mon...
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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
When temperatures drop and winter storms hit, heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines. During a power outage, Jackson EMC crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepar...
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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
When a powerful storm hits a community, the images on TV show the devastation Mother Nature can dish out. Whether it’s heavy rain, wind, snow or ice, severe weather can cause large scale outages. When that happens, Jackson EMC stands ready to res...
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January
14,
2019
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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January
14,
2019
Looking to make home improvements in the new year? The North Atlanta Home Show offers hundreds of home improvement experts and products under one roof. The 2019 North Atlanta Home Show will be held at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett on Febr...
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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
When the weather changes each season, your home’s energy efficiency changes, too. And while you may not be able to do all energy-saving steps at once, you can tackle a few tasks each season. Follow our energy-saving checklist to stay on track. Win...
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December
12,
2018
Just like a family reunion, our retirees gather annually to spend time with each other and to hear what’s happening in the cooperative. There are plenty of stories shared, welcoming hugs and time together. It’s a chance to reunite with dear friends, ...
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December
12,
2018
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
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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December
06,
2018
(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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December
03,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 3, 2018) – Approximately 239,000 Jackson EMC members will receive a check in the mail this month. Both members and former members will receive their share of a total $10 million in margin refunds in December. “As owners of a n...
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November
19,
2018
(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
(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
16,
2018
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah approaching, it’s a good time to start preparing for holiday guests with hospitality — and energy efficiency — in mind. It’s usually after the holidays, when the January energy bill arrives, when homeowner...
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November
15,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 15, 2018)—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 co...
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