14 local students win scholarships

The Cobb EMC Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 14 local students. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which can be applied to any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school.

2019 scholarship winners were selected based on applications, grades and test scores, letters of recommendation and an essay on their future plans and goals. This year’s winners include:

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Get a discount on smart thermostat installation

Smart thermostat

Interested in saving money and energy? You can do both with a smart thermostat and save even more money with our installation discount. A smart thermostat automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures to help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Many thermostats give you the option to control your thermostat from your smartphone.

Here’s how to get the discount:

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Cobb EMC and Gas South promote lifelong reading

Cobb EMC and Gas South recently hosted Literacy Week, a weeklong celebration of reading and writing at 48 schools across metro Atlanta.

Throughout the week, more than 18,000 students were visited by 11 award-winning children’s book authors including several from Georgia, as well as NASA author, speaker and space historian Andrew Chaiken and New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies.

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Prepare for severe weather

Lineman in bucket truck fixing power lines

Cobb EMC works around the clock when to responding to outages. When severe weather is expected, our trucks are stocked and our crews are ready to mobilize if an outage occurs. Here are some ways to help you prepare for severe weather and power outages:

Before a power outage...

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Cobb EMC warns of scams aimed at utility customers

Report a scam

Cobb EMC is warning residential and commercial members to be on high alert for phone scammers who claim they are with the utility and demand immediate payment or threaten immediate disconnection.

“Our neighboring utilities have seen this scam as recently as this week, and we want to make our members aware of the latest ploy to obtain quick cash and personal information,” said Leslie Thompson of Cobb EMC.

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Former Youth Leadership Program student's gift keeps on giving

It’s not uncommon to hear of Washington Youth Tour alumni who go on to lead lives of service and sacrifice. Hayden Johnson, a 2014 delegate from Cobb EMC, took it to a new level.

On June 19, 2015 — the Friday before Father’s Day — Johnson donated a kidney to her father, Kyle, who had been on dialysis for five years and on a kidney transplant list just as long. By that time, she says, “multiple family members and close friends tested to be his kidney donor, but none made it very far through the testing process.”

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Trick-or-treat with safety in mind

Don’t let safety spook you this Halloween. Before your ghosts and goblins hit the streets to trick-or-treat, talk to them about safety and how simple precautions can make for a fun and safe night.


  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape and try to use light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, when possible. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • All costumes and wigs should be fire resistant.

Trick or Treating

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