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2018
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 Many of those fires were caused by outdated or improperly used electrical equipment.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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May
09,
2018
One in six Georgians is food insecure – meaning they don’t know where they’ll find their next meal, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association. For the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, eliminating hunger among residents in its 14-county area me...
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May
08,
2018
(JEFFERSON, GA., May 8, 2018) – Jackson EMC’s Kevin Grant, Matt Tolar and Scotty Tompkins were named top Journeyman Lineman Team at the 25th annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 5 in Fort Valley, Ga. The competition attracts the best linemen in t...
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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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