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2020
July
28,
2020
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is offering another convenient option for members to pay their bill: Pay kiosks available 24/7 at the cooperative’s local offices. The self-service kiosks provide members – especially those who pay with cash – another option to pay the...
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July
15,
2020
| 08:53 AM America/New_York
Please be aware that we are currently experiencing technical issues with our payment systems, following a planned system maintenance that is taking longer than anticipated.  This includes limited access to MyJacksonEMC and our phone payment system...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:10 AM America/New_York
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, resulting in unprecedented economic challenges for many families, Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church’s food pantry adjusted how it distributes food to people in need. For a decade, the Dacula-based food pantry ha...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/New_York
If you receive a call, email or text demanding an immediate payment of your electric bill, be careful – it could be a scam. Scammers often use a time of crisis, such as the recent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to scam consumers. The sca...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/New_York
Heating and cooling costs account for around half of your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To reduce your energy use, and in turn, save money, consider making the switch to a programmable thermostat. With the right thermostat ...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/New_York
One of the benefits of being a member of a cooperativeis 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 t...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:08 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC's vegetation maintenance program helps provide reliable electricity. When it comes to providing reliable electric service you depend on, trimming trees and vegetation around power lines can make a significant difference.  The number...
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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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July
07,
2020
| 10:59 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC’s online and phone payment portals - including the MyJacksonEMC website and mobile app - will be unavailable to accept bill payments during planned system maintenance starting on Saturday, July 11, at midnight and ending on Sunday, July 1...
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June
17,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/New_York
To help our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson EMC temporarily suspended service disconnections due to nonpayment of bills. Starting July 15, the electric cooperative will resume disconnecting service for nonpayment of bills. Members who a...
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June
17,
2020
| 00:32 AM America/New_York
On This Page: Current Conditions Recent Updates Resources and FAQs Social Media Channels   Current Conditions Our offices are open for drive-thru traffic. Our lobbies are closed.  Starting July 15, the electric cooperative wil...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:35 AM America/New_York
Using energy efficient products can help you lower your electric bill. Did you know that Jackson EMC offers rebates to help you purchase certain energy efficient products?  When you use energy efficient technologies, the amount of electricity we n...
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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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June
16,
2020
| 10:33 AM America/New_York
Each month, we feature an organization that recently received a grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation. These grants are made possible by members who participate in Jackson EMC’s Operation Round Up® program, which rounds each month’s electric bill up ...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/New_York
Whether you’re planning a DIY project to install a new mailbox or a fire pit – or tackling a bigger landscaping project – contacting Georgia 811 is your first step. By contacting Georgia 811 before any outdoor digging project begins, you’ll start ...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/New_York
Since 1971, Jackson EMC has selected high school students to participate in the Washington Youth Tour - a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the nation's electric cooperatives through the National Rural Ele...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:31 AM America/New_York
Whether you pass them on the highway or see them on your street responding to an outage, Jackson EMC'strucks are quick to catch our members’ attention. In 2019, these vehicles traveled more than 3.9 million miles, playing their part in providing reli...
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June
12,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Hurricane season is officially here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   The threat of hurricanes is...
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June
08,
2020
| 12:03 PM America/New_York
Gateway Domestic Violence Center was awarded a $5,000 grant through a nomination by Jackson EMC to the CoBank Sharing Success Program. The grant will assist the Gainesville-based nonprofit with purchasing residential-grade kitchen appliances, which w...
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June
08,
2020
| 12:02 PM America/New_York
The Special Needs Schools 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 Lawrenceville-based nonprofit with purchasing an interactive SMART Board for each cl...
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June
07,
2020
| 15:26 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC has released 49 contractors to help with the anticipated power restoration efforts in Louisiana from the approaching Tropical Storm Cristobal.  Most of the contractors will be assisting Entergy, located in Baton Rouge. Entergy Louisian...
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June
05,
2020
| 10:51 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is working with contractor HB Next on a project to take an inventory of different attachments on the utility poles throughout Jackson EMC’s service area. Additionally, this project will include inspection of equipment to ensure all attach...
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June
04,
2020
| 16:40 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC recently received recognition in the national 2020 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Jackson EMC rec...
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June
04,
2020
| 09:13 AM America/New_York
Longer days and warmer weather often bring increased energy use. As temperatures rise, Jackson EMC offers some easy solutions for saving energy in the summer.   Set your thermostat to 78 degrees. Jackson EMC recommends keeping your home’s thermost...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
Local teachers use grant funds from Jackson EMC to implement innovative projects. Sometimes, an innovative or creative idea for a classroom project just needs a little support. Thanks to Bright Ideas grants from Jackson EMC, educators can provide ...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
When it comes to a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project, EMC Security offers a fast and affordable option for protecting your home. EMC Security’s DIY Self-Install security system is an easy option for home security protection. The system comes with no-co...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
If you’re looking to buy a new home, Jackson EMC’s Right Choice™ program makes it easier to ensure your new home is comfortable and energy efficient. Right Choice homes come with a one-year comfort warranty and a three-year energy use warranty. ...
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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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May
27,
2020
| 13:42 PM America/New_York
When the summer months hit, people typically use more electricity to cool their houses and businesses. For Jackson EMC members, the cost of electricity in the summer is among the lowest in the state, according to the Georgia Public Service Commiss...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:42 PM America/New_York
We know our members may be facing financial challenges due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a member-owned not-for-profit cooperative, we operate in the best interest of our members. Payment arrangements. Jackson EMC has always been sen...
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