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Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) announced today that the Corporation’s Board of Directors has once again approved a reduction in the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) factor, a component by which most of the Cooperative’s electric bills are calculated. This is the second such reduction in as many months and will affect the vast majority of Sawnee EMC members who currently receive electric service from the Cooperative.
This rate change, which goes into effect on October 31, 2013, will further reduce monthly Sawnee EMC bills by $7.50 for every 1,500 kWh used. Those members who use more electricity, will see even bigger savings… while those who use less, will see lower savings.
The new episode of “Forsyth in Focus” is now airing on TV Forsyth, Comcast channel 23, and is also available online at www.forsythco.com. The episode highlights the groundbreaking for Forsyth County’s new courthouse and jail, the recent expansion of the county’s Water Treatment Plant, the opening of new Fire Station 3, and the new Post Road Library.
“Forsyth in Focus” airs on TV Forsyth, Comcast channel 23, every day at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. The program can also be viewed online from the TV Forsyth section of the county Web site.
When you are surrounded by skyscrapers and the sounds of construction mixed with sirens in the background, the soundtrack to urban living, it’s easy to not recognize the significance of agriculture to the state.
In truth, agriculture should be the No. 1 reason why Georgians are proud to call this state our home because we are ranked No. 1 nationally for production of poultry, peanuts, pecans and rye. We come in second place for cotton, cotton seed, fresh market cucumbers and spring onions. In fact, we are in the top 10 across the nation for 20 different agriculture products.
Agriculture contributes more than $71.1 billion annually to our economy with a total Farm Gate Value in 2011 of $13 billion. Farm Gate Value is the net worth of agriculture products after subtracting marketing costs.