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PARTNER NEWS Value at the Heart of the Unique Gas South-ACCG Partnership From grassroots volunteerism to special discounts, Georgia’s fastest-growing natural gas provider takes a different approach to cultivating relationships. >> Gas South’s presence throughout Georgia’s communities has taken many forms, from sustained grassroots volunteer projects to the creation of public-private partnerships. Community involvement is strongly encouraged among employees. As a consumer, one could easily guess the average price of a gallon of gas or a loaf of bread. But when it comes to the commodity that helps maintain the coziness of your home, is used to cook your food and heat your showers, the guessing game becomes much more difficult. The average therm price, the unit of measurement for natural gas, is not what many consider general knowledge. Furthermore, this commodity — of which consumers possess little knowledge — has the potential to cost them the most. Therm prices, for example, often vary between natural gas providers. Therefore, the more savvy consumers shop around for the best rates. What does all of this have to do with county government in Georgia? The same principle applies — sometimes it pays to see what else is out there. Indeed, some of the state’s counties could be eligible for increased natural gas savings on their operations by taking advantage of a public-private partnership between Gas South and ACCG, Georgia’s county association. Gas South, Georgia’s fastest-growing natural gas provider, in its partnership with ACCG, is doing its part to provide Georgians with cost-efficient value on natural gas. Started in 2011, this affinity program offers Georgia’s counties, as well as their elected officials and employees, great value on natural gas. Counties receive preferred pricing from Gas South, while individuals get a two-cents-per-therm discount on already competitive rates by signing up for new service or registering your Gas South account, even if they are already customers. Gas South, Georgia’s fastest growing natural gas provider, in its partnership with ACCG, is doing its part to provide Georgians with cost-efficient value on natural gas. Counties receive preferred pricing from Gas South, while individuals get a two-cents-per-therm discount on already competitive rates by signing up for new service or registering your Gas South account, even if they are already customers. Photo courtesy Gas South. FALL 2013 www.accg.org 75 http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Fall 2013

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
UGA’s Archway Partnership: Empowerment for Georgia’s Communities
Oglethorpe County: Focusing on the Benefi ts of Protecting Rural Roots
Eliminating Risks: LGRMS Celebrates 25 Years
Where Do We Stand? One Year after Georgia’s Criminal Justice Reform
Understanding the Impacts of Juvenile Justice Reform
New Jail Facilities: Counties Focus on New Technology and Capacity to Expand
2013 Legislative Service Award Recipients
Hospital Survival: Informed County Commissioners Can Preserve Local Health Care
Federal New: More Gridlock and Uncertainty May Be Expected in Washington for FY 2014
Slice by Slice: Students Learn About the Signifi cance of Agriculture on Pizza Farms
Talking Trees with Georgia’s County Commissioners
Partner News: Value at the Heart of the Unique Gas South-ACCG Partnership
Commercial Swimming Pool Renovations Do’s and Don’ts
Counties & The Law: The Supreme Court, the Voting Rights Act and Georgia Counties
Legal News: Bidding in Georgia: What to Do When the Lowest
Conference Preview: Legislative Leadership
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - Fall 2013

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