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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lynn Robbins

Rate hike on horizon

Flipping on your lights will cost you a few more cents next month.

Electric bills are set to rise in April by about $3.80 a month for typical residential customers now that the Tennessee Valley Authority has approved a fuel-cost adjustment to cover fluctuating fuel and purchased-power costs.

Despite the rise, customers will still pay less this April compared to April 2009, thanks to a continuous credit that’s been in place since October. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

Harvesting energy from the sun

As the proud owner of the first residential solar installation in Oxford, Lowry Lomax’s main objective is to help the environment. Completing a process that began eight months ago, Lomax worked with Mississippi Solar, the Oxford Electric Department and Avent Builders to complete the installation of the panels at his home on Tyler Avenue. (February 3, 2010, Page 1)

Plus One helps pay bills

The Plus One Contribution Program operated through Salvation Army helps pay for utilities for needy families and individuals that fit certain income requirements. You can help by signing up through the Oxford Electric Department and asking to pay an extra dollar (or more) on your bill each month. The extra money is set aside in a special account which is then distributed to needy families through the Salvation Army. (January 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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