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2018
August
07,
2018
Jackson EMC is one of several organizations participating in an effort to build a residence for Devon Gales, a former Southern University football player who was paralyzed during a game against the University of Georgia nearly three years ago. Sin...
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July
19,
2018
(JEFFERSON, Ga. July 18, 2018)—The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett was awarded a $5,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will assist the Norcross-based nonprofit with purchasing denta...
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July
17,
2018
Dear Member: Official notice is hereby given that the 2018 meeting of the members of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation will be held at the headquarters in Jefferson, Ga., on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Registration will begin at approximat...
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July
17,
2018
If you’re making plans for new landscaping — perhaps even a new deck — make sure you call 811 before you dig. Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines, can be a shovel thrust away from turning your weekend plans for new ...
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July
17,
2018
In the electric utility industry, it’s not unusual to read headlines like these from around the country: “Raccoons cause weekend power outage” “Snake causes widespread power outage” And, “Squirrel knocks out power to thousands” You ma...
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July
17,
2018
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a long history of helping people in need. Founded in Paris in 1833, the society now spans more than 130 countries and all 50 states in the United States. In North and Central Georgia, there are 71 chapters, c...
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July
17,
2018
"My family has been enjoying this desert since the early 1980s. With the recipe making two pies, it’s great for large gatherings so there is plenty for all. It freezes easily so you can make ahead, or just save one for a future occasion. Perfect for ...
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July
17,
2018
Tree branches and vegetation on power lines is a major cause of power interruptions and outages. To provide reliable, safe and affordable electricity to members, Jackson EMC regularly trims trees and vegetation that threaten to damage our 14,000-plus...
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July
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. July 17, 2018) – Jackson EMC recently honored local companies with its Right Choice homebuilder awards. New homes built as Right Choice homes by Jackson EMC are built for energy efficiency and comfort. “Right Choice is now 14 years...
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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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June
28,
2018
I would never dream of leaving my childhood room, much less the house, without turning the lights off. Mama and Daddy drilled it in my head from infancy: Turn off the lights when you leave your room. It was old-fashioned common sense: Don’t waste wha...
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June
26,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. June 26, 2018) – Five Jackson EMC crews are heading to South Carolina to assist a fellow electric co-op restore power after powerful storms this week. The Jackson EMC crews will assist Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, based in Pickens, S...
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June
20,
2018
Each year, Jackson EMC selects four high school students to participate in a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C. This year’s Washington Youth Tour delegates have diverse backgrounds and interests, yet they share our value...
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June
20,
2018
Severe weather can happen any time of the year. You can stay prepared by following these tips: Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit with food, water & supplies. Make a household plan, including where to take shelter during major storms. Prepare for...
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June
20,
2018
Let me ask: Do you remember where you were on Y2K? I may be showing my age here, but I bet that you were watching what would happen at midnight that night. As for me, I was in a control room monitoring what, if anything, could happen to our system...
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June
20,
2018
It was 20 years ago that Jackson EMC and its neighboring co-op, Walton EMC, started a home security business, called EMC Security. In October 2006, GreyStone Power Corporation, based in Douglasville, joined as a partner in the cooperative-owned busin...
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June
20,
2018
As temperatures ride during the summer months, it’s not unusual to see your energy use increase, too. That’s because cooling your home generally means your air conditioner is working harder to keep you comfortable. But, with Jackson EMC’s My En...
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June
20,
2018
“This is one of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. I hope you like them, too."  -- Karen Mathis, Auburn INGREDIENTS: 1 cup margarine, softened 1 cup extra fine sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups plain fl...
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June
19,
2018
Within the walls of a library, there are more than just books. For library patrons, there are DVDs, special programs, ongoing classes for people of all ages, public access to computers and more. And with a library card, patrons can also access online...
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June
04,
2018
My dad was a mechanic and knew a lot of mechanics, and because of that, I grew up with no worries when it came to auto repair. There were plenty of people I trusted to care for my car. In recent years, with the absence of my dad and his mechanic f...
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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
17,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA. May 18, 2018) – The Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) recently presented its coveted Education Contributor Award to Georgia’s 41 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs), including Jackson EMC, signifying GREA’s highest leve...
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May
17,
2018
With the multitude of electronic gadgets available in the 21st century, charging them smartly is more important than ever. Overloading electric outlets can damage electronics, their cords and your receptacles. Using power strips and surge protecto...
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May
10,
2018
May is National Electrical Safety Month. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a residential fire was reported every 90 seconds in 2016. Many of those fires were caused by outdated or improperly used electrical equipment. Are you ...
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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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May
10,
2018
“Location, Location, Location.” It’s a familiar phrase that’s on your mind if you’re buying a home. But, are you also thinking about your new home’s energy efficiency? Thanks to its Right Choice home program, Jackson EMC makes it easier for homeow...
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May
10,
2018
Like many parents, before my kids could crawl, I made sure my house would keep them safe. I installed child-proof latches on the kitchen cabinets, so they couldn’t open the doors. I removed tiny (and tempting!) objects they could possibly place in...
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May
10,
2018
When the summer months hit, Jackson EMC members typically use more electricity to cool their houses and businesses. But, take heart: You’ll spend fewer energy dollars than most households in Georgia. Higher temperatures increase the demand for ele...
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May
09,
2018
My mother would not have dreamed of washing dirty laundry in cold water. How could anything worn in a day come clean without agitating in hot water? It was simply unimaginable. Fast forward. That’s not the case with today’s machinery and cleaning ...
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May
09,
2018
Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innovative classroom projects in middle schools. Educators who teach grades 6-8 can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would not be funded otherwise. With a Bright...
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