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In the wake of February's historic ice storm Jackson EMC recognizes job done by linemen

(Jefferson, Ga., April 10, 2015)  Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is again celebrating National Lineman Appreciation Day. And while the cooperative appreciates the work done by these employees every day, the historic ice storm that slammed its entire operating area in February makes this year’s April 13 celebration all the more special.

Jackson EMC Launches New Bright Ideas Program

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for Bright Ideas, a new program aimed at funding creative, innovative classroom projects developed by teachers. This grant program provides funds to state certified educators in a public middle school in Jackson EMC’s service area.

Teachers must submit their applications online by midnight Monday, June 1st. Any applications received by the early bird deadline of Thursday, April 30th will be entered in a prize drawing for one of two- $250 Visa gift cards.

8:00 Friday Outage Update: Now Under 1,000 Remaining

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 933 customers. We have restored nearly 4,000 customers since 5:00 p.m. yesterday; 75,000 since the start of the storm.

As of 8:00 a.m., we currently have the following outages: 

Banks                    102
Barrow                   72
Clarke                    2
Gwinnett                0
Hall                       428         
Jackson                193
Lumpkin               139
Madison               0

2/19 5:00 p.m. - Outage Restoration Update

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 4,914 customers. We have restored 5,342 customers since 8:00 a.m. today; 71,086 since the start of the storm.
 
As of 5 p.m., we currently have the following outages:
 
Banks                        821
Barrow                      230
Clarke                         14
Gwinnett                       3
Hall                         2,042
Jackson                     820
Lumpkin                     840
Madison                         4
 

2/19 2:00 p.m. - Outage Update

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 6,491 customers. We have now restored 69,509 outages since the start of the storm.
 
As of 2 p.m., we currently have the following outages:
 
Banks                    1,073
Barrow                      224
Clarke                         73
Gwinnett                     44
Hall                         3,171
Jackson                     872
Lumpkin                    995
Madison                        3
 

2/19 12:00 p.m. - Crews Continue to Restore Power

Jackson EMC has restored power to all but 7,893 customers. We have now restored 68,107 outages since the start of the storm.

The workforce of contractors and other EMCs assisting us has grown to 128 crews, with four more on the way to join them, for a total of 638 personnel.  In addition, Jackson EMC has 300 outside personnel working on these outages.

As of 12 p.m., we currently have the following outages: 

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