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‘Thank a Lineman’ License Plate Now Available for Georgia Motorists

(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 19, 2017) – Georgians can show support and appreciation for Jackson EMC linemen and other utility line crews through the purchase of the state’s first “Thank a Lineman” vehicle license plate.

The specialty license plate honoring Georgia’s electric utility line workers, including those from Jackson EMC, was unveiled Wednesday.

Proceeds from the new specialty license plate will benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, which provides assistance to burn patients and their families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

The release of the new specialty license plate comes one month after Tropical Storm Irma, which caused extensive damage to utility poles in Georgia. Jackson EMC linemen and other utility line crews received widespread support from their communities as linemen worked to restore power after Irma.

Georgians interested in purchasing a “Thank A Lineman” license plate may visit www.sfbf.net/License-Plate when renewing their annual motor vehicle registration. For the first 1,000 plates, the one-time $25 specialty plate manufacturing fee will be waived by the Motor Vehicles Division of the Georgia Department of Revenue with a $25 minimum donation to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

In addition, by an act of the General Assembly and Gov. Nathan Deal, $10 of the Georgia Department of Revenue’s $35 annual specialty tag fee for “Thank a Lineman” license plates will be contributed to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation each year for as long as the motorist renews the specialty license plate.

Legislation designating the new specialty license plate was sponsored in the Georgia House of Representatives by Rep. Alan Powell (R-Hartwell) and carried in the Senate by Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega). Gov. Deal signed the legislation in May.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves almost 225,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.