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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!

Jackson EMC Crews Respond to Storm-Related Outages

JEFFERSON, Ga., May 5, 2017 - Two waves of storms hit Georgia yesterday, causing extensive damage and power outages in several areas around the state. In Jackson EMC’s Northeast Georgia service area, the first wave of storms around midday cut power to around 1,700 members, due mostly to trees and tree limbs falling on lines during periods of high winds. These outages were concentrated mostly in Barrow, Banks, Hall and Jackson counties. While power to most members was restored within the hour, isolated outages in areas with more substantial damage took more time to repair.

Saturated Ground, Wind Hamper Restoration Efforts

(April 6, 2017) Heavy rainfall from Wednesday’s waves of thunderstorms saturated the ground, leaving trees susceptible to today’s strong winds. Jackson EMC is experiencing a new round of outages caused by trees falling on power lines across our 10-county service area.

As of 1 p.m., 426 members remain without power in Gwinnett (131), Madison (97), Barrow (74), Jackson (63), Hall (34), and Clarke (22), and Banks (5) counties.

Line crews continue to work restoring these outages as quickly as conditions and safety allow.

Jackson EMC Crews Wrapping Up Storm-Related Outages

(April 6, 2017) The storms that swept across North Georgia April 5 caused outages for some Jackson EMC members across our 10-county service area. At the height of the storm, we had 2,762 members without power. Line personnel worked through the night to restore outages and as of 7:00 a.m., 45 members remain without power in Clarke (18), Jackson (15), Madison (7), and Hall (5) counties.

Line crews continue working to restore these remaining outages as quickly as conditions and safety allow.

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. 

October is National Cooperative Month

Governor signs proclamation saluting cooperative member-service mission

Atlanta, GA. – During October, cooperative businesses across Georgia will observe National Co-op Month, celebrating the state’s member-owned and democratically-controlled businesses like Jackson Electric Membership Corporation.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation designating October as National Cooperative Month.


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