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2022
November
18,
2022
| 13:39 PM America/New_York
Thanksgiving is a time when we pause and reflect on what makes us grateful. Recently, I was grateful to witness acts of kindness — small and large — that have had an impact on people’s lives. An act of kindness can change someone’s entire day. It cer...
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October
26,
2022
| 15:41 PM America/New_York
We’re about 250 miles from the closest beach. Even though that’s a few hours drive away, we can still feel the effects of powerful storms churning off the coast. Our electrical system can be damaged by wind and rain from tropical storms. So we keep a...
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August
23,
2022
| 16:11 PM America/New_York
One of the great opportunities I experience each year is meeting our student delegates for the Washington Youth Tour. Earlier this summer, we sent four high school students to Washington, D.C., for the state’s oldest leadership development program. W...
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July
28,
2022
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
Did you know this month marks National Ice Cream Day? Or, what about National Mac and Cheese Day? There’s also National Cheesecake Day, French Fry Day, and Fried Chicken Day – all in July. So it probably makes sense that National Junk Food Day also i...
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June
22,
2022
| 13:27 PM America/New_York
Linework is a tough job. It’s not uncommon for linemen to work in challenging weather conditions, such as heavy rain and winds or ice, while clearing lines to restore power to homes and businesses. It can also be a dangerous job. Linemen reach a heig...
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May
25,
2022
| 14:15 PM America/New_York
It’s the end of the school year, and I’m sure plenty of students (and teachers!) are looking forward to summer. As a kid, I was so eager for summer to begin that the last day of school seemed like it lasted an eternity. I’m almost certain that the cl...
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April
01,
2022
| 10:14 AM America/New_York
A few months ago, a winter storm moved through our service area and brought with it harsh, freezing conditions, including billowing snow and high winds. It was bitterly cold, and the driving conditions on the roads in our area were hazardous. In the ...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Have you ever planned your day around the weather? Sure, we all have. When the forecast calls for rain, you bring an umbrella. When there’s a sunny forecast, you may plan to spend extra time outdoors. That kind of planning helps your day and your wee...
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February
23,
2022
| 16:14 PM America/New_York
As a parent, I always enjoyed seeing my kids play in the snow. They’d make snowmen and toss around a few snowballs. Snow days are fun – both for kids and parents. Icy weather, however, doesn’t melt my heart as easily.Just half an inch of ice can add ...
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January
27,
2022
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
If you’re a sports fan, like me, you often hear about the “energy” of the game. You’ll notice or “feel” the positive energy among players, coaches and fans when your team makes a “big” play. Because of that energy, everyone is excited and motivated t...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 10:04 AM America/New_York
As a member of Jackson EMC, you're an owner. That’s right. Like other cooperatives, we operate under a different business model, which means you have ownership of your co-op.Most people are familiar with a traditional business model that benefits inv...
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November
19,
2021
| 17:00 PM America/New_York
Like many folks, I look forward to the holiday season every year. I love the extra time we get to spend together when our kids come home, and I always enjoy visiting with extended family. I love the fall flavors that come with pumpkin and apple pies,...
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October
21,
2021
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
Have you ever watched a TV show about the making of one of your favorite movies? I’m a big "Star Wars" fan, so I always enjoy learning how filmmakers brought the fantasy worlds and characters of "Star Wars" to life on the big screen. When I watch one...
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August
26,
2021
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are those from family reunions. We’d gather the whole family at a big picnic site in a park. The kids would be running around, while the adults would be chatting away. I can remember hearing so many laughs...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:43 PM America/New_York
I’ve been around electric cooperatives since I was a kid. My dad, who retired a few years ago, had a long career as a co-op manager in Louisiana and Alabama. I learned a lot about this industry from him.Dad started his career as an engineer in the op...
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June
23,
2021
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Over the years, I’ve had my share of house-hunting experiences. There’s always a moment when you arrive at a potential new home to admire what you see from the outside. Most people refer to it as the “curb appeal” – the landscaping, front door, windo...
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May
17,
2021
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
During a recent road trip, I noticed far more electric vehicles sharing the road than I have in the past. The demand for EVs is quickly growing in the U.S., and more members are becoming curious about EVs.Recently, automakers have taken leaps forward...
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April
16,
2021
| 11:37 AM America/New_York
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That was certainly the case with a recent photo that really touched me. And it wasn’t just me that was moved by the photo – it garnered more than 20,000 impressions on our social media channels.The image ...
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March
23,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/New_York
When you think about electricity, think of the ways it impacts our lives – from lighting our homes and operating our heating and cooling systems to powering the batteries for our phones and even vehicles.Electricity is so integrated in our lives it’s...
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February
22,
2021
| 15:12 PM America/New_York
More than 80 years ago, a group of local business and community leaders shared a common vision and belief in a better life for those in their rural community. It’s time to celebrate the future of broadband expansion in rural Georgia.Through the power...
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January
14,
2021
| 08:35 AM America/New_York
It’s time to celebrate the future of broadband expansion in rural Georgia.Last month, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to support a proposal that offers incentives to expand broadband in rural areas of our state. With the PSC’s appro...
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2020
December
07,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/New_York
As your president and CEO, it’s my job to protect your interests. I’m passionate about this cooperative and protecting what we’ve worked to achieve.Recently, an issue has come up that could cost members millions of dollars each year. The issue is the...
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November
23,
2020
| 09:20 AM America/New_York
Have you ever saved pennies in a jar? It amazes me how quickly they add up.As a treat when all the grandkids were visiting, my parents would let them count the coins in their spare change jar and then take them out to splurge on a fun activity. Even ...
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October
23,
2020
| 11:40 AM America/New_York
If you’ve been reading my column on a regular basis, you know I rarely devote time here to legislative issues. However, I want to bring to your attention the Georgia Broadband Opportunity Act, which was passed by the state’s General Assembly last...
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August
13,
2020
| 14:49 PM America/New_York
I’ve noticed recently when students graduate they’ll receive cards quoting Dr.Seuss’ classic book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”. One of the most cited quotes goes: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so … get ...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:07 AM America/New_York
One of the TV shows I enjoyed watching years ago was “Home Improvement.” In the show, comedian Tim Allen’s character was always enjoying his family, cars—and of course—power tools. Every time I think of that show, I can still hear that grunt Alle...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:34 AM America/New_York
You may recall earlier this year how much it rained. It felt like it would never stop raining! Shortly after one of those storms, an employee snapped a photo of one of our trucks. In the photo you can see the sun peeking through the gray sky. Thi...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
If you’re like me, I appreciate a friendly handshake when seeing a longtime friend or meeting someone for the first time. As we deal with the coronavirus, our new reality means some things, like shaking hands, have temporarily changed. What hasn’...
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April
20,
2020
| 15:02 PM America/New_York
The past few weeks have certainly been challenging times for our country and our communities. Families, schools, businesses, healthcare providers and governments have responded like never before to the unprecedented challenges due to the spread o...
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March
10,
2020
| 08:44 AM America/New_York
Recently, a NASCAR driver was involved in a very bad accident near the end of a race. Thanks to the safety features in his car, the driver’s injuries were not life threatening. For me, it was a great reminder about the importance of wearing my se...
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