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Utility scammers have moved on to spoofing

(JEFFERSON, GA., January 19, 2017) — Better beware of the latest utility scam. You get a phone call, and your caller ID says it’s your power company. If you call the number back to check, it even has a recording that sounds like your power company. But wait a minute – if they’re calling to tell you your bill is past due and you have to make a payment right now or have your power cut off, they’re really just scammers!

Severe weather caused widespread outages

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. 

Emergency Restoration Plan Deactivated as Winter Storm Fizzles Out

Jackson EMC employees geared up for a predicted winter storm that fizzled out as it moved across the Peach State, dumping mostly rain and leaving only modest snowfall accumulations in the state’s higher elevations. In Jackson EMC’s service area, up to four inches of snow was reported in Lumpkin County, but most of the region saw little to no accumulation, and only a limited number of power outages. 

As of 10 a.m., Jackson EMC made the decision to deactivate its Emergency Restoration Plan. 

JEMC Continues to Prepare for Possible Outages

Following the activation of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) yesterday, Jackson EMC continues to prepare for possible outages in the event of a severe winter storm.

According to an update from The National Weather Service, counties in North Georgia are expecting some accumulation of sleet and rain prior to 3-6” of snowfall later this evening. With freezing temperatures and a single digit wind chill, the snow will likely stick around until Monday.

Jackson EMC Completes Reorganization Staffing

(Jefferson, Ga., November 28, 2016) As part of a restructuring announced in July, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected the eight vice presidents who will complete its leadership team. The cooperative is restructuring its operations to align all functions that directly provide service to cooperative members under a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and all functions that provide essential support services under a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Reporting to CFO Greg Keith are:

Jackson EMC Engineer and Journeyman Lineman Honored for Saving Traffic Accident Victim

Chris Garrish and Michael Moon

Chris Garrish (left) and Michael Moon rely on training and instincts to save a life

(Jefferson, Ga., Nov. 14, 2016) — Two Jackson Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) employees have been recognized for extinguishing a truck fire and extricating the badly injured driver from the vehicle before it could explode. 

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