The quarterly meeting of Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp board was held in February. Due to the generosity of thousands of Amicalola EMC members who “round-up” for charity, $17,892 was awarded to area non-profits and individuals in need. Grants were presented to the following local non-profits:
Anna Crawford Children’s Centers – Cherokee/Gilmer/Pickens
Community Helping Place – Lumpkin
ConnectAbility, Inc. –Dawson/Forsyth/Lumpkin
The Craddock Center – Dawson/Gilmer/Lumpkin/Pickens
Encompass Ministries – Bartow/Cherokee
NOA’s Ark, Inc. – Dawson/Lumpkin
Pickens County Toys for Tots
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital – Cherokee/Fannin/Gilmer/Pickens
Qualifying local individuals also received financial assistance directly from Operation RoundUp for the following:
Clothing & shoes, food, medical bills, propane and rent. The monthly cost to you can never be more than .99 a month and the average is only about $6 a year. Please call 706-253-5200 to join!
Amicalola EMC was created on February 10, 1940. Thanks to the hard work and cooperation among farmers, rural residents and business leaders in our community, the lights came on for the first time in 1941. Eighty one years later, we are still lighting the way for rural north Georgia. Our original leaders probably never imagined how far we would come, but today we provide electricity and related services to over 51,000 locations in portions of ten north Georgia counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties. And we do it affordably – our rates are below the state average and below the local investor owned utility. When you flip that light switch today, say a word of gratitude for the Amicalola EMC electric pioneers who paved the way to improve the quality of life for all of us. Thank you for allowing us to provide your home or business with reliable, affordable and safe electricity.
Amicalola EMC, and other utility companies, routinely perform power pole inspection and maintenance programs. This is done to reduce replacement costs, extend the life of the poles and to increase the safety and reliability of the electric system.
Beginning in mid-February, pole inspections will be taking place in Cherokee County. Inspections will begin in the Jerusalem Church area of Pickens County and progress through Salacoa Valley.
Inspections are being conducted by McCullough Utilities. A sign identifying them as a “Contractor for Amicalola EMC” will be visible on the vehicles.
Maintenance projects like these help us keep the lights on. Amicalola EMC members should not be inconvenienced in any way. Please contact Member Service at 706-253-5200 for more information.
Todd Payne, President & CEO, was recently honored by the Jasper Rotary Club. Todd was presented the W. Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence for his achievements both professionally and his work within our local communities.