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2021
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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February
17,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
The winter storm of 2015 was one of the biggest storms ever to affect our electrical distribution system. In that storm, extreme ice caused power outages in all 10 counties we serve. Our crews – along with 600 linemen from other electric cooperat...
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January
14,
2020
| 10:29 AM America/New_York
If, like me, you’re tired of those New Year’s resolutions that have something to do with eating better and exercising more, then maybe a resolution about being more energy efficient will recharge your batteries this year. I got that idea from ...
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2019
December
16,
2019
| 12:27 PM America/New_York
At Jackson EMC, we’re interested in serving our community and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge they’ll need in their future careers. We're long-time supporters of programs that serve students throughout their educational jour...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:26 AM America/New_York
I like hearing a good word about the work of our cooperative. I also like to hear how we can get better. It’s that information that allows us to make important changes to improve for you. To continue to provide service that exceeds your expect...
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October
17,
2019
| 09:51 AM America/New_York
Across the country, we’re celebrating the power of cooperatives this month. Cooperatives come in all shapes and sizes and provide many products and services. You may recognize some of these cooperative brands and products: REI, Land O’Lakes, Flor...
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August
16,
2019
| 08:30 AM America/New_York
A few years ago, we asked you to help pick a new slogan for the cooperative. The clear winner? “Your Power. Your Community.” That’s not surprising because it’s simple and speaks to our collective values. As cooperative members, you’re invested in ...
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July
11,
2019
| 12:33 PM America/New_York
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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June
14,
2019
| 09:39 AM America/New_York
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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May
15,
2019
| 09:54 AM America/New_York
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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April
15,
2019
| 09:11 AM America/New_York
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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March
18,
2019
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Ask any parent about their responsibilities raising children and you’ll often hear the word “teach.” You’ll hear it used in examples like, “teach my kids how to tie their shoe” or “teach my kids how to ride a bike.” As a dad who recently became an...
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February
13,
2019
| 12:33 PM America/New_York
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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January
14,
2019
| 17:01 PM America/New_York
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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