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2019
July
11,
2019
Have you ever met a new person and one of the first things they ask you is, “What do you do?”? I meet a lot of new people, so it’s a question that pops up on a regular basis. I’ll tell folks I work at my local electric cooperative and if they’re not ...
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July
11,
2019
Jackson EMC is an electric cooperative. In fact, we’re one of more than 900 electric co-ops in the U.S. serving more than 42 million people. As a cooperative, it’s our mission to serve our members and our community. So, what’s a cooperative? Co...
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July
11,
2019
Jackson EMC offers a variety of ways for members to pay their power bill – including online, by phone, by mail or in person at a local office. Members can pay online or by phone using a bank account, credit card or debit card. We accept Visa, Masterc...
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July
11,
2019
Jackson EMC’s communication department recently earned multiple awards from the Cooperative Communications Association (CCA) for a variety of communication pieces developed for members and employees. CCA is a trade association of cooperatives acro...
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July
11,
2019
When older adults get a moderate amount of physical activity, the health benefits can be significant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With regular physical activity, older adults can reduce the risk of dying of c...
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July
11,
2019
MyJacksonEMC, a new website and mobile app, allows members to view and analyze their energy use. With the energy use tool on MyJacksonEMC, members can view their energy use by the hour, day, month or specific date ranges. Members can also view the...
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July
11,
2019
Dear Member: Official notice is hereby given that the 2019 meeting of the members of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation will be held at the headquarters in Jefferson, Ga., on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Registration will begin at approximat...
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June
23,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. June 23, 2019) – Jackson EMC is assisting with power restoration efforts at Amicalola EMC in northwest Georgia, where heavy rain, strong winds and severe thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday resulted in widespread power outages. Jacks...
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June
22,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. June 22, 2019) Thunderstorms swept across north Georgia early this morning, causing outages for some Jackson EMC members. Linemen have been working to restore power to members. As of 9 a.m., 1,081 members remain without power in Ba...
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June
14,
2019
The high school students chosen to serve as Jackson EMC’s delegates for this year’s Washington Youth Tour on June 13-20 have something powerful in common – a desire to help others. As delegates, Alejandro Campo, Ahema Gaisie, Alyssa Ramos and Kate...
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June
14,
2019
When time allows, I like to stop and look at old photos – especially those with a little history to share. Near my office, there’s a hanging black and white photo of President Lyndon B. Johnson greeting students in Washington, D.C. Many of the...
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June
14,
2019
Using energy efficient products can help you lower your monthly energy bill. Jackson EMC offers rebates to members to help pay for the replacement of certain energy efficient products. When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of elec...
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June
14,
2019
Whether you rent or own your home, anyone can take steps to save money on their electric bill.  For renters, it may be difficult to make major energy efficiency improvements – like replacing a heat pump or water heater – when you don’t have contro...
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June
14,
2019
That’s where programs like New Directions Georgia help fill a gap for individuals with autism. Founded by Mary O’Connell, a retired autism educator, the nonprofit organization in Gwinnett County is a day program to serve adults with autism who have s...
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June
14,
2019
The new MyJacksonEMC website and mobile app allows members to pay their monthly bill, monitor daily energy use, report an outage and request services – all at their fingertips. The MyJacksonEMC app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play....
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June
10,
2019
(JEFFERSON, Ga. June 10, 2019)—Earlier today, Jackson EMC released 56 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Oncor Electric Delivery in Dallas, Texas. Severe thunderstorms on Sunday produced golf ball-sized hail, intense cloud-to-gro...
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May
23,
2019
I became a fan of Ty Pennington in 2010 when he brought “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Georgia to renovate the home of a couple who lived near me. It touched me to realize the difference that renovation would make in the lives of their wheelchai...
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May
15,
2019
At Jackson EMC, we’ve been connecting members with the services and information they need for years. Now, with the new MyJacksonEMC website and mobile application, members can easily discover more about their energy use and manage their account – all...
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May
15,
2019
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. on June 14, 2019, after which time bids will no longer be accepted. Jackson EMC reserves the rig...
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May
15,
2019
When temperatures rise in the summer, the demand for electricity to keep homes and businesses comfortable also rises, along with costs for providers to generate electricity. But, for Jackson EMC members, the cost of electricity in the summer  is a...
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May
15,
2019
May is an ideal time for spring cleaning. And since it’s also National Electrical Safety Month, why not keep this list in mind while tidying up around your home? Clean appliances that may have a buildup of food debris, oil or dust, which could b...
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May
15,
2019
For the past two years, the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team successfully competed at district  and state matches and advanced to the world championship, according to Harold Jarrett, volunteer leader and mentor, who calls the team “one of the best in...
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May
15,
2019
In this issue of JEMCO News, you’ll learn more about MyJacksonEMC – a new website and mobile application to manage your Jackson EMC account. As a member, your journey with MyJacksonEMC starts when you download the new app or visit the new website. Ma...
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May
15,
2019
When it comes to buying a new home, location matters. But, if you’re in the search for a new home, are you also considering energy efficiency? For any home, heating and cooling are typically 42% of the energy consumption, according to the U.S. Dep...
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May
10,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 10, 2019) -- Jackson EMC linemen out matched many others from across the state at the 26th annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 4 in Fort Valley, Georgia. Four Jackson EMC Journeyman teams finished in the top ten out of a t...
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April
30,
2019
(JEFFERSON, GEORGIA, April 30, 2019) – Jackson EMC recently honored local builders with its Right Choice homebuilder awards, which recognizes area companies that follow to the cooperative’s Right Choice new home construction standards for energy effi...
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April
15,
2019
Stimulating a student’s interest in learning a new idea or concept can be a challenge. For educators, there’s the additional challenge of funding learning experiences in the classroom that are outside the textbook. That’s why Jackson EMC funded $5...
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April
15,
2019
Kenita Pierce-Lewis founded H.O.P.E., Inc. so single parents could earn their college education much easier than she did. Juggling parental responsibilities, work and college courses, it took her 10 years to get her bachelor’s degree in business a...
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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
A home security system provides your family with additional protection in the event of an emergency. As children get older and can stay at home by themselves for longer periods of time, it may be time to teach them about using a home security system....
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