News & Announcements
Jefferson, Ga.— Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is currently accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s 41 electric cooperatives.
Rapidly rising costs of college tuition and fees are making it more and more difficult for students to afford a higher education. With many families facing financial hardships, college applicants are increasingly looking for ways to offset the costs of obtaining a degree.
(Jefferson, Ga., November 14, 2013) – Jackson EMC is reporting an increase in scam attempts, some successful, around its 10-county service area. In this scam, a caller impersonating a Jackson EMC representative threatens to immediately disconnect customers’ power if they do not ante up pre-paid cards or provide credit card numbers for payment.
(JEFFERSON, GA., September 20, 2013)—At the 74th Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Annual Meeting on September 19, the Board of Directors announced that in December the cooperative will mail $5.5 million in margin refunds to nearly 201,000 members who received electric service in 1988, 1989 and 2012.
Jackson EMC has selected Garrard Construction Group of Duluth, Ga., to build its new Neese District office complex, with construction scheduled to begin in mid-to-late August.
The cooperative’s current Highway 106 South office was built in 1958 and, after 55 years of use, has outlived its usefulness. “It’s time for us to construct a facility that will better serve the cooperative and its members into the future,” commented Jackson EMC President/CEO Randall Pugh, citing inadequate space and customer service drawbacks of the present facility.
(Jefferson, GA, June 13) What can you do when you can’t get anyone to provide what you need? You organize your neighbors, band together and go get it for yourself.
(June 14, 3013) The line of thunderstorms that moved through northeast Georgia yesterday evening left 4,062 Jackson EMC customers without power. Within 2 hours, the cooperative had restored power to 2,570 of those affected, and line crews worked through the night to repair damages from the storm. High winds brought down trees and tree limbs, tearing down power lines and breaking four power poles (Gillsville, Braselton, Clarks Bridge Road and Gum Springs). As with all major outage situations, our crews work first to repair facilities that will restore power to the most cust
(June 13, 2013) The strong line of thunderstorms that has passed through Jackson EMC’s service territory has left approximately 4,000 customers without power – 1,449 in Hall County, 392 in Lumpkin County, 1,625 in Clarke County and 653 in Jackson County, along with smaller numbers of scattered outages in Barrow and Gwinnett counties. Damage has been caused by high winds, downed trees and tree limbs, and lightning.
As of 9 p.m., concentrated areas of outages include:
It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the May 3rd, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition. Using one of the Earth’s brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast paced race competition held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.
(April 18, 2013) - Line crews from electric membership corporations, including Jackson EMC, and other utilities gathered Thursday in Griffin as elected officials celebrated the work and dedication of electric utility linemen from across the state.
Four high school students have been selected by Jackson EMC to spend a week in Washington, D.C. this summer for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Washington Youth Tour (WYT), an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by the nation’s electric membership corporations (EMCs).