(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!
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.
(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.
(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.
Gainesville, GA - Jackson EMC helped to build new habitat for two osprey families living at Lake Lanier Friday, March 10. For the past several years, the Ospreys have lived on Boling Bridge, which runs across Lake Lanier connecting Hall and Forsyth counties. Now that a new bridge is being built, the migratory birds need a new home.
(Jefferson, Ga., November 29, 2016) Scammers aren’t giving utility customers a break for the holidays, even going so far as targeting local small business owners, according to Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC).
(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:
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.
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.