News & Announcements
Green leaves, flowers and pollen aren’t the only thing spring is bringing Northeast Georgia – scammers targeting utility customers are springing up as well, according to Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC).
“Scammers were fairly quiet over the winter, but it seems that spring has brought them out of hibernation. We’re receiving reports from customers that they’re being contacted by phone and email by imposters claiming to be their utility company, warning them that their bill is overdue,” says Jackson EMC Director of Customer Service Brent Cochran.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four young Northeast Georgia leaders to participate in the national Washington Youth Tour June 9-16, an all-expense paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
A massive winter storm moved across the eastern United States this weekend, but spared Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Northeast Georgia service area of any serious damage when most damaging snow and ice accumulations stayed further north. Jackson EMC released contract crews on Saturday afternoon, and deactivated its Emergency Restoration Plan as of 7 p.m. as winter storm warnings expired.
With the National Weather Service winter storm watch in effect, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has activated its Emergency Restoration Plan and is readying its line crews, right of way crews and office staff in case severe winter weather disrupts electric service.
REMINDER! LOCAL STUDENTS ATTENDING COLLEGE IN GEORGIA CAN APPLY FOR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
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. The scholarship fund will provide $1,000 scholarships to local students who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in Georgia.
Phillippa Lewis Moss, director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Steve Blair, who was appointed to the Jackson EMC board of directors earlier this year.
Major Mark Sizemore, of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s Centralized Criminal Investigations Division, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Johnny Fowler, who retired from the board in July.
(October 5, 2015) - After strong winds and heavy rain caused power outages across Northeast Georgia, Jackson EMC crews are wrapping up restoration efforts. By midday Sunday, more than 5,000 members were without power, mostly due to trees and limbs down on power lines across the region.
(October 4, 2015) - Heavy rains and wind this morning caused outages across Northeast Georgia. Jackson EMC crews along with contractors have worked throughout the day, restoring power to more than 5,000, but scattered outages remain. As of 9 p.m., Jackson EMC has 131 separate outages, impacting 699 members.
Crews will continue to work throughout the night until all power is restored.
For 10 years, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) members have steadily contributed pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters by rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar amount. And that spare change has added up in a very big way, resulting in $10,226,411 in charitable grants that have helped local organizations and people in need, with all of it going into 10 northeast Georgia counties.