At­lanta Gas Light helps cus­tomers pre­pare for fall tem­per­a­tures by shar­ing en­ergy as­sis­tance re­sources

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AT­LANTA – Every fam­ily de­serves re­li­able en­ergy at a price they can af­ford. As Ge­or­gians pre­pare for fall tem­per­a­tures, At­lanta Gas Light is com­mit­ted to the com­mu­ni­ties we serve and is shar­ing re­sources with cus­tomers who may need help pay­ing their win­ter heat­ing bills.

The fol­low­ing agen­cies pro­vide en­ergy as­sis­tance for those who qual­ify:

Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram (LIHEAP) helps el­i­gi­ble cus­tomers pay for their win­ter heat­ing ser­vice and also may cover cer­tain cool­ing ex­penses for cus­tomers with spe­cific med­i­cal con­di­tions. Eli­gi­bil­ity is based on house­hold size and in­come.

Early en­roll­ment for se­niors and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties will be­gin on Nov. 1, 2017, and gen­eral en­roll­ment be­gins Dec. 1, 2017.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for all en­ergy as­sis­tance pro­grams can be made through a lo­cal Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Agency or non- profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. The as­sis­tance is avail­able in all 159 coun­ties in Ge­or­gia.

If a par­tic­i­pant qual­i­fied for LIHEAP last year, he or she must reap­ply by sub­mit­ting the state re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion form, along with all other re­quired doc­u­ments, to their lo­cal agency.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Ge­or­gia LIHEAP, call 1- 877- 423- 4746 or visit http:// dfcs. dhs. ge­or­gia. gov/ en­ergy- as­sis­tance for a list of other re­sources.

H. E. A. T – The Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices ( DHS) dis­trib­utes Heat­ing En­ergy As­sis­tance Team ( H. E. A. T.) funds statewide through lo­cal com­mu­nity ac­tion agen­cies. H. E. A. T. funds as­sist house­holds ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a po­ten­tial loss of en­ergy ser­vice or house­holds that are in need of get­ting ser­vice re­stored. Cus­tomers can visit www. heatga. org or call 678406- 0212 to dis­cuss eli­gi­bil­ity.

Se­nior Dis­count pro­gram – At­lanta Gas Light will pro­vide el­i­gi­ble se­nior cit­i­zens with a dis­count of $ 14 a month on their nat­u­ral gas bills. The monthly dis­count is re­flected on the bill they re­ceive from their nat­u­ral gas provider. For more in­for­ma­tion on eli­gi­bil­ity, please con­tact your provider.

Hope Works (for­merly Re­source Ser­vice Min­istries) – HopeWorks helps low- in­come wi­d­ows in the greater- At­lanta area with weather­iza­tion as­sis­tance for homes, gas fur­nace re­pairs and gen­eral main­te­nance. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 404- 872- 0167 or visit www. hope­work­s4us. org.

United Way – Cus­tomers can call United Way’s 2- 1- 1 num­ber for a listing of other agen­cies that can as­sist with avail­able fund­ing.

Nat­u­ral gas cus­tomers also can take ad­di­tional ac­tion to pre­pare for the win­ter heat­ing sea­son by do­ing the fol­low­ing:

In­stall a pro­gram­mable ther­mo­stat. A pro­gram­mable ther­mo­stat al­lows cus­tomers to set the tem­per­a­ture in their home while they are away and in­crease the tem­per­a­ture when they re­turn.

Inspect win­dows and doors for drafts. Use caulk or sealant to in­su­late ar­eas where a draft might be felt.

Open drapes and shades. Us­ing sun­light is a great way to nat­u­rally heat the home dur­ing the day.

Close the flue to the fire­place. Clos­ing the flue will pre­vent warm air from es­cap­ing the home.

For more en­ergy ef­fi­ciency tips, please visit www. at­lanta­gaslight. com. Va­ri­eties avail­able through Golden Har­vest in­clude, Texas Navels, Texas Ruby Red Grape­fruit, Cal­i­for­nia man­darins and a combo pack, con­tain­ing equal amounts of Texas navels and grape­fruits and Honey­bells in Jan­uary. To Place an or­der, please call the fruit line at 706- 629- 2203 ( 24 hours/ day, ac­ti­vated one week prior to or­der dead­line), or Coble Ele­men­tary at 706- 6291578 ( Mon­day - Thurs­day, 8 a. m. - 3 p. m., Fri­day, 8 a. m. - 2 p. m.). On­line or­ders are now ac­cepted at www. gold­en­har­vest­sales. com. Click on the red but­ton “Or­der now”, en­ter ac­count # 9321. Or­der dead­lines are Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Jan 5. Pick up dates are Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and Jan. 19 8 a. m. - 5: 30 p. m. at Coble Ele­men­tary, lo­cated off Reeves Sta­tion Road at 450 Academy Drive across from Ge­or­gia- Cum­ber­land Academy.

Ap­point­ments for the gen­eral pub­lic will be ac­cepted be­gin­ning Dec. 1, 2017. Ap­point­ments are pro­vided on a first come first served ba­sis un­til funds are ex­hausted. Gor­don County res­i­dents who qual­ify will re­ceive ei­ther $ 310 or $ 350 to­ward their heat­ing bill ( heat­ing source). To sched­ule an ap­point­ment or to re­quest a home­bound ap­point­ment, visit www. tal­la­toonacap. org and click Book Now, or call 770- 773- 7730. Week of Oct. 29

We will dis­cuss E. An­nie Proulx Pulitzer Prize win­ning book The Ship­ping News. Ama­zon re­view states: In this touch­ing and at­mo­spheric novel set among the fish­er­men of New­found­land, Proulx tells the story of Quoyle. From all out­ward ap­pear­ances, Quoyle has gone through his first 36 years on earth as a big schlump of a loser. He’s not at­trac­tive, he’s not bril­liant or witty or tal­ented, and he’s not the kind of per­son who typ­i­cally as­sumes the cen­tral po­si­tion in a novel. But Proulx cre­ates a sim­ple and com­pelling tale of Quoyle’s psy­cho­log­i­cal and spir­i­tual growth. Along the way, we get to look in on the mar­itime beauty of what is prob­a­bly a dis­ap­pear­ing way of life. ALL ARE WEL­COME! Ar­rive a lit­tle ear­lier to en­joy din­ner! For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Roberta Char­bon­neau at 678- 773- 5655.

at the Dal­tonWhit­field County Pub­lic Li­brary, lo­cated at 310 Cappes Street Dal­ton, GA 30720. This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. This reg­u­larly sched­uled meet­ing of the board of trus­tees will con­sider agenda items, ac­tions and re­view pro­posed amend­ments and or up­dates to the con­sti­tu­tion and by­laws of the pub­lic li­brary. Pro­posed changes to the con­sti­tu­tion and by­laws must be pre­sented to the li­brary board of trus­tees for re­view at least 2- weeks prior to the meet­ing date. The no­tice must also be pre­sented in the pub­lic news or­gan prior to the open meet­ing. O. C. G. A. § 50- 14- 1.

Come by to browse bar­gains, with pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing the Morn­ing Pointe Foun­da­tion. Got some­thing to give? Do­na­tions for the yard sale will be ac­cepted Nov. 2 - 3.

The club is lo­cated at 1595 Oostanaula Bend Road SW in Cal­houn. Coun­try, Blue­grass and Gospel groups High­way 411 and Ea­gle Land­ing will be head­ing up the ben­e­fit.

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