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.
Amicalola EMC will be accepting applications for scholarships (online only) through January 29. High school seniors within the AEMC service area may apply if the student resides in a household whose electricity is provided by Amicalola EMC. Please go to www.amicalolaemc.com , My Community, Scholarships to apply. Note: The test score requirement for SAT or ACT is waived this year. For more information, please contact Stacey Fields, Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-253-5287.
All locations of Amicalola EMC will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. The offices will also be closed the following week on Friday, January 1, 2021 to celebrate New Year’s Day. While our lobby remains closed at all three locations due to COVID-19, staff will return and our drive thru windows will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy new year!
Beginning December 1, 2020, Amicalola EMC will be accepting applications for scholarships (online only). High school seniors within our service area may apply, if they live in a household whose electricity is provided by Amicalola EMC. Please go to www.amicalolaemc.com>MyCommunity>Scholarships to apply. Note: The test score requirement for SAT or ACT is waived this year. For more information, please email Stacey Fields, Director of Public Relations at email@example.com
Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home.
Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your utility company. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering your credit card or bank account information. Don’t fall victim to these types of scams. If someone calls your home or cell phone demanding you pay your electric bill, hang up immediately. If you have any doubts about your utility bill, contact our member payment center at 706-253-5200.
Amicalola EMC will never ask you to provide personal financial information over the phone. In fact, to comply with stricter payment card industry guidelines, Amicalola EMC stopped accepting verbal credit card numbers over the phone in 2018. Members can pay their bill using a credit card, but must do it using the automated telephone system or through the bill paying option on the website.
Amicalola EMC wants to make sure you avoid any and all types of scams that could put you or your financial information in jeopardy.