March’s Georgia Magazine is here! Read about the 4-H program, including Pickens County’s own Justin Fellenbaum (page 24D), how the Georgia National Guard helped distribute food at the start of the pandemic, agricultural museums and farm tours, community gardening and more. Read it online: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gemc/georgia_202203/index.php?dyn=Amicalolaemc
Please don’t fall victim to a scam. Here’s some important info to remember!
- Never give personal information to an unknown caller or visitor. Our representatives have access to the details they need to service your account.
- Demands for immediate payment by wire transfer, cryptocurrency, gift cards or cash reload cards should immediately raise red flags.
- If you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer, who is falsely representing the co-op, please let us know as soon as possible.
Our member service employees cannot process payments over the phone. Only you can pay over the phone and only by using our automated payment system. Other ways to pay your bill include
- Pay in person in our office or drive thru
- Pay online by credit card or debit card using the customer portal
- Set up automated payments using a credit card or bank draft.
In all situations, you are the one initiating the payment, not us. If you are ever in doubt, please hang up immediately and call your local Amicalola EMC office at 706-253-5200 or 706-276-5200 or 706-864-7979 to have us verify your account.
Beginning Monday, February 14 Amicalola EMC will have contract crews trimming rights of way along Chatsworth Highway from the area of New Hope Store west to the Murray County line.
This trimming will include work being done by helicopters on Monday and Tuesday, trimming areas away from structures. After that, the work will be done by hand to clear other overhangs and to clean up debris. Clean up of debris will take several days, but will be completed as soon as possible.
There could be some disruptions of power while the helicopter crews are working. We will strive to keep these disruptions to a minimum.
(photo on left) Previous location on Burnt Mtn. Hwy in Jasper. (photo on right) Original employees and board members. Steve Tate (bottom row 5th from left and the insert photo) was president of Georgia EMC, our statewide trade association, from 1942 – 1944 and the first president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Founded on February 10, 1940 by a group of community leaders who were committed to bringing electricity to the rural areas who so desperately needed it, Amicalola EMC has spent the past 8 decades improving the quality of life for our member-consumers. Following the cooperative business model, owned by the members we serve, our founding mission was simple; bring electricity to the areas that were unserved at a price the residents could afford to pay. We’ve accomplished that and more – today our rates are lower than the state average and lower than the local investor owned utility. Thanks to conservative business practices and successful navigation of wholesale power purchases, the members of Amicalola EMC haven’t had a rate increase in over a decade. We work hard every day to keep the lights on and the rates affordable and we still have one simple mission – provide a safe and reliable source of electricity at a price our members can afford to pay. #wekeepthelightson