Jackson EMC in the Community
Summer is often the time we dust off the tool box and tackle some of those home improvement projects. Knowing that many Georgians have home improvement projects on the mind, scammers seize the opportunity to knock on your door and offer “assistance.” And, some of that assistance may come in the form of offering a security system upgrade or special offer.
You may have seen something in the media this week about a Russian cybersecurity threat called “CrashOverride,” a new malware capable of disrupting electric grid systems. Following a recent similar cyber security breach in the Ukraine, nearly 225,000 customers were affected by outages.
While there’s no immediate cause for concern, we want our members to be aware of this threat and know that we’re monitoring the situation closely.
Riders prepare for the 2016 Ride For Life, an event benefiting Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.
As community involvement is one of our values, Jackson EMC remains committed to educating children and adults during National Electric Safety Month. West Jackson Elementary got the trifecta for its career day on May 17.
From left: Front, Directors Lynn Price and Otis Jones, Sen. Johnny Isakson, and Director Steve Blair. Back row, Director Rodney Chandler, Chip Jakins, Director John Mitchell, Lee Chapman.
(Jefferson, Ga., March 22, 2017) Jackson EMC has restored power to nearly 15,000 members since the start of the storm Tuesday evening. Crews are still working to restore power for about 450 members. Jackson EMC replaced 16 broken poles and worked through many downed trees and limbs in the process of restoring power.
March 21, 2017) As severe storms rolled into Northeast Georgia Tuesday night, more than 15,000 Jackson EMC members lost power due to high winds and downed trees and power lines. Crews responded and were able to quickly restore power to more than 5,000 members, but as of 10:30 p.m., roughly 10,000 members remained without power. Jackson EMC called in additional resources, and our own personnel are working through the night as we continue to restore power and repair damage caused by the storm.
Gainesville, GA - Jackson EMC helped to build new habitat for two osprey families living at Lake Lanier Friday, March 10. For the past several years, the Ospreys have lived on Boling Bridge, which runs across Lake Lanier connecting Hall and Forsyth counties. Now that a new bridge is being built, the migratory birds need a new home.
EMC Security is now the nation’s 36thth largest security firm, and the 15th largest residential security company based on monthly revenues, according to rankings released by leading trade publication Security Distributing & Marketing. The company has risen steadily through the rankings in recent years, ranking 55th in 2007 and 41st last year.