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As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it's working properly, it's easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Eulonia, GA, is for your family.

At Liberty Heating & Air, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That's just not the way we do business.

When you choose Liberty Heating & Air, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.

We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Eulonia, GA.

Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Eulonia, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

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Why Choose Liberty Heating & Air?

We get it - there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.

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Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Air over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

We're authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.

Fair Pricing

Fair Pricing

We understand that money doesn't just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Air, you'll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Eulonia, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Year-Round Discounts

Year-Round Discounts

With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Eulonia has one of Georgia's largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It's our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.

Emergency Service

Emergency Service

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Eulonia, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing:

When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.

Air Conditioning Repair in Eulonia, GA

Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn't just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Air is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There's no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven't seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.

We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We're authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn't matter what A/C unit brand you have - our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.

Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Eulonia and the surrounding area:

  • Electrical repair
  • Compressor Repair
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Refrigerant Recharges
  • Replace Blower Motor
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Common Signs That
You Need AC Repair in
Eulonia, GA

Once springtime rolls around, it's very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Air, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.

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Loud-Unusual-Noises
Loud, Unusual Noises

Don't be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night - these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won't work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.

Strong-Odors
Strong Odors

If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what's going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.

Refrigerant or Water Leaks
Refrigerant or Water Leaks

Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it's hot outside. It's common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it's time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.

Heater Repair in
Eulonia, GA

South Georgia isn't known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure - wintertime in Eulonia can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home's furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home's heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it's important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Air a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.

Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:

  • No Heat
  • Thermostat Malfunction
  • Heat Pump Replacement
  • Ignition and Pilot Problems
  • Noisy Heater
  • Emergency Services
  • Much More!
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Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Eulonia, GA

 Heating And Cooling Repair Eulonia, GA

Today's heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Air, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don't need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.

As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:

Expensive Heating Bill

You're probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Eulonia. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year's bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.

Uneven Heating
Uneven-Heating

Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.

Unhealthy Air Quality
Unhealthy Air Quality

If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn't working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven't changed your home's air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it's time to call Liberty Heating & Air.

New AC Installation
in Eulonia, GA

You and your family depend on your home's A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times - like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.

As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer - two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry - we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.

Curious when it might be time for a new A/C system?

Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

Dusty Furniture

 HVAC Eulonia, GA

If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn't experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.

High Humidity

 HVAC Repair Services Eulonia, GA

If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there's a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner's job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth - and that's just the start.

Frequent Repairs

 HVAC Services Eulonia, GA

When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.

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McIntosh closes deal for $7.8 million rec complex, but funds come up short

McIntosh County had planned to finance a new recreation complex north of Darien with the proceeds of two voter- approved SPLOSTs.But because of soaring inflation, the bids came in about $1 million higher than the projected cost, and McIntosh County Commission Chairman David Stevens said proceeds from a third special-purpose, local-option sales tax will be needed to pay for the $7.8 million contract that the commissioners recently awarded to low bidder MMI Construction & Engineering of Uvalda, Ga.Stevens said he doesn’...

McIntosh County had planned to finance a new recreation complex north of Darien with the proceeds of two voter- approved SPLOSTs.

But because of soaring inflation, the bids came in about $1 million higher than the projected cost, and McIntosh County Commission Chairman David Stevens said proceeds from a third special-purpose, local-option sales tax will be needed to pay for the $7.8 million contract that the commissioners recently awarded to low bidder MMI Construction & Engineering of Uvalda, Ga.

Stevens said he doesn’t expect that to be a problem because the two earlier local tax referendums passed easily because voters have waited years for the new recreation facilities. The complex will be built on a 70-acre site across U.S. 17 from McIntosh County Academy high school.

Asked about the items affected by inflation, Stevens said, “I think fencing is way up. I think lighting is way up.”

Those are among the main elements of the facility that will include fencing around the perimeter and the athletic fields. Prices are climbing so quickly that the fence contractor said it would honor its bid for only five days, Stevens said. Although the commissioners weren’t able to approve the contract within that deadline, the contractor nonetheless honored their price, Stevens said.

The plans also include two restroom and concessions buildings, but some of the work is recession proof.

“The rest of it is in the fields. That’s all dirt,’’ Stevens said.

The facility will include four baseball fields, two “flat fields” that can be used for football and soccer, and the buildings. The remainder is fencing, lighting, parking and an aggregate surface walking track around the perimeter.

Twenty acres of the land had been designated for a new elementary school, but the county school board decided to build elsewhere and that left the property available. Stevens said it is a near perfect location because it is centrally located between Darien, Eulonia and the many other communities.

He also said the contractor has a year to complete the project and expects to be done early.

In addition to the paying for the $1 million shortfall in funding, the next SPLOST could also include funding for tennis and pickle ball courts that were cut from the project.

Stevens said there is no outside funding for the facility.

“This is all on the county, 100 percent,’’ he said.

The new complex will help with scheduling games at fields in the Lions Club Park in Darien, a field in Eulonia, the football field at the McIntosh County Middle School and two or three other fields around the county.

The middle school field was used for county rec football when the Lions Club field was in use for soccer, he said. Middle school baseball games are also played at the Lions Club park.

“The county recreation department and the board of education worked well together,’’ to get the games played, Stevens said.

“We’ve been talking about this since I came on the county commission,’’ he said.

Stevens took the oath of office in January 2005.

Asked about a scenario should voters not approve the next SPLOST, Stevens said, “The county commission will have some tough decisions to make.”

New sober living home in McIntosh Co. bringing hope to addiction sufferers

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Drug and alcohol addiction can happen in any community, but not all communities are equipped with resources to battle it.One McIntosh County woman is stepping up to bring a new sober living center to her area.For six years, Linda Hornby watched her daughter have seizures, as she was fighting a serious drug addiction.“There’s no words that can describe what a mother feels," she said.Hornby’s daughter is now getting back on track at a sober living home in Atlanta....

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Drug and alcohol addiction can happen in any community, but not all communities are equipped with resources to battle it.

One McIntosh County woman is stepping up to bring a new sober living center to her area.

For six years, Linda Hornby watched her daughter have seizures, as she was fighting a serious drug addiction.

“There’s no words that can describe what a mother feels," she said.

Hornby’s daughter is now getting back on track at a sober living home in Atlanta.

“The camaraderie of the other girls, that they’re all trying to get sober together," explained Hornby. "They go grocery shopping together. They do things they’ve never done together.”

Hornby plans to bring the camaraderie that’s saving her daughter’s life to McIntosh County. She bought a home in Townsend that she is now transforming into Angie’s House of Hope, a sober living center for women - named after her daughter.

“Where they can find strength and independence to live life on their own," Hornby said. "We’re trying to teach them different skills so they can go back and integrate into society.”

From learning to cook to writing a check, Hornby said the home will have instructors and therapists to watch over the women.

“This area has got a lot of young women in addiction and this would be a great resource to help these young women," she said.

Although Hornby struggled to save her own daughter, she wants to do whatever she can to save at least one life.

“This is the most exciting thing I’ve done in 54 years," Hornby said with a smile.

The home is in need of some TLC. Linda is asking for the community’s help. If you like to help, have extra construction supplies or money you’d like to donate, you can email her at Linda.hornby@gmail.com. A Facebook fundraiser has also been set up to help fund the construction of the home.

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Fort looks back on Scottish heritage

Before modern-day Darien was considered a hub for commercial fishing and shrimping, it was the territory of Highland Scots from 1736-1750. Sailing from Inverness on the Prince of Wales, under the direction of Hugh Mackay and George Dunbar, a group of Highlanders made their way to Savannah before British General James Oglethorpe instructed them to make settlements at the mouth of the Altamaha River to ward off Spanish invaders.Where they landed was at Barnwell’s Bluff on the site of Fort King George. It was there that the Scottis...

Before modern-day Darien was considered a hub for commercial fishing and shrimping, it was the territory of Highland Scots from 1736-1750. Sailing from Inverness on the Prince of Wales, under the direction of Hugh Mackay and George Dunbar, a group of Highlanders made their way to Savannah before British General James Oglethorpe instructed them to make settlements at the mouth of the Altamaha River to ward off Spanish invaders.

Where they landed was at Barnwell’s Bluff on the site of Fort King George. It was there that the Scottish Highlanders made settlement and named the city Darien — the name commemorated the lives of their fallen brethren during an expedition to the Isthmus of Darien in Panama in 1697.

Today, Fort King George isn’t brimming with Scots swathed in traditional Highland dress, but that will change this weekend. The garrison will host its annual Scottish Heritage Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in honor of Darien’s first settlers and its strong Scottish roots.

“Darien was settled by the Scots in 1736, and we’re going to be focusing on the period from 1736 to 1750. This is a great way to learn a little bit about our Scottish roots and paints a better picture of our history. This is not a boring collection of facts and numbers; it’s living history and we’re living it through the activities that these historical figures would have been familiar with,” said Park Ranger Jason Baker.

Like in years past, Fort King George will kick off its three-day event with a Students Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

“We’re expecting 400 kids to visit the fort on Friday, and what we’ll have to educate them are nine separate vignettes or stations that have interpreters to explain to them what took place during that time. We’ll have a station on the Indian camp, blacksmithing, cannons, doctors, etc.,” Baker said.

Each group will spend 20 minutes at each station before staff blowing signal horns sends them to the next station.

“It’s a special opportunity to see everything on Scottish history in Darien on that one day,” he added.

Saturday’s festivities will be geared toward families, and will include a wide array of demonstrations and displays of all things Scottish. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., scheduled activities will stem from traditional Scottish games, including a caber toss, artillery and musket firings, cannon demonstrations, Scottish conveners and the Crampton Dancers.

The Scottish highland dance group, accompanied by a bagpiper, will perform several traditional dances at 11 a.m., and at noon, Neil Fitzgibbon will show a powerpoint presentation detailing the story of the Scots that settled Darien in 1736, Baker said.

A presentation on the American Indian will be held at 12:30 p.m. followed by a lecture on General James Oglethorpe at 1 p.m.

“We always like to have American Indian history in the focus, especially since they were here before folks from Europe began settling along the creeks and in their Guale,” Baker said.

At 2 p.m., a battle reenactment will ensue, and if you’re not familiar with Georgia history and want to find out beforehand, Baker will be particularly tight-lipped about it.

“Molly MacPherson’s (Scottish Pub) in Savannah will be bringing a food truck down with plenty of traditional Scottish fare Saturday. There will be Scotch egg which consists of a hard-boiled egg encased in battered sausage, as well as haggis, neeps and tatties (potatoes and turnips), and several other dishes,” he said.

In addition to the activities, there will be a 50/50 raffle available. Sponsored by the Garrison of Fort King George Historic Site, a state sanctioned nonprofit support group, attendees will get a chance to win half of the amount collected from the ticket sales.

Wrapping up the three-day event on Sunday, those who would like to take part in the blessing of the plaid will have a chance at 10 a.m. as the fort hosts a Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan worship service. The service celebrates Scotland and Scottish heritage, and past and present kith and kin while looking to God’s help and blessings in the future, Baker said.

“We welcome everybody to come and learn more about the history here. If they are of Scottish descent, this is a great opportunity to learn more about their particular family. For those who aren’t, it’s a great way to be enthralled by all things Scottish.”

Savannah State University Honors Four Distinguished Alumni

Savannah State University (SSU) recently honored four outstanding alumni with two distinguished awards: The Richard R. Wright Excellence Award and The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders Day ceremony.Named for the first president of SSU, The Richard R. Wright Award is the most notable honor, recognizing outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise in social, educational and civic arenas. Posthumously awarded to alumni James O. Thomas Sr., his daughter, Toniae Thomas, accept...

Savannah State University (SSU) recently honored four outstanding alumni with two distinguished awards: The Richard R. Wright Excellence Award and The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders Day ceremony.

Named for the first president of SSU, The Richard R. Wright Award is the most notable honor, recognizing outstanding leaders who have distinguished themselves through their expertise in social, educational and civic arenas. Posthumously awarded to alumni James O. Thomas Sr., his daughter, Toniae Thomas, accepted the award on his behalf.

A loyal and devoted alumnus who demonstrated unwavering leadership for his alma mater, Thomas was an incorporator and charter member of the Savannah State University Foundation (SSUF) Inc. and served as its chairman for 20 years, 1979-1999. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from SSU in 1956. The Eulonia, Ga., native proudly served his country in the military for seven years, and began his 40-year career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he progressed through the ranks to become the first African-American director. In recognition of his many years of stellar leadership, Thomas was inducted as an SSUF Honorary Director for Life in 2008 and was elected SSUF Chairman Emeritus in 2016.

The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumni Award, named for the University’s second president, recognizes outstanding alumni who have shown extraordinary support and loyalty. The award was presented to Judy Days-Dee, Ed.D., Alvernia Smith Jackson and Barbara Lawson McGhee. Recipients each received a four-inch medallion featuring a relief carving in the likeness of President Wiley.

Days-Dee earned a doctorate in curriculum and instructional leadership from the University of Sarasota, now Argosy University; Master of Science in counseling from Creighton University; and a Bachelor of Science in social studies education from Savannah State University. She is a professional school counselor in Gwinnett County Public Schools, a Savannah State University National Alumni Association (SSUNAA) Diamond Life Member and vice president of the HBCU Atlanta Alumni Alliance.

Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietary and institutional management from Savannah State College, now Savannah State University, in 1967. She earned her master’s degree in health science from Armstrong College, now known as Georgia Southern University, Armstrong campus. Retired from the Savannah Chatham County Board of Education School Nutrition Program, Jackson served 26 years as school nutrition coordinator, planning and providing nutritious meals to children in the public school system. With Senior Citizens, Inc., and the City of Savannah, she served as the nutrition coordinator for the City of Savannah’s first Summer Feeding Program. She is a Diamond Life Member of the SSUNAA.

McGhee is a 1966 graduate of Savannah State College, now Savannah State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and later received a Master of Science degree in middle grades education from Savannah State-Armstrong State College. With a calling to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults, McGhee taught kindergarten, middle school, high school and adult education before retiring from the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in 1996. She is a Diamond Life Member of the SSUNAA.

To learn more about SSU, visit Savannah- State.edu.

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It's lights out for this tradition

TOWNSEND - Georgia will be a little dimmer this Christmas because the lights aren't on in one little corner.For the first time in years, many Townsend residents aren't decorating their homes, trees and any immobile object with Christmas lights.It wasn't the economy, global warming or those other things that lead the newscasts. It's just that some people got sick or old, lost loved ones or just needed a rest.Once a year, the neighbors were amazing overachievers, turning this McIntosh County community into a mini-version of Las ...

TOWNSEND - Georgia will be a little dimmer this Christmas because the lights aren't on in one little corner.For the first time in years, many Townsend residents aren't decorating their homes, trees and any immobile object with Christmas lights.It wasn't the economy, global warming or those other things that lead the newscasts. It's just that some people got sick or old, lost loved ones or just needed a rest.Once a year, the neighbors were amazing overachievers, turning this McIntosh County community into a mini-version of Las Vegas without the underlayer of crud.By day, the sun shone on a collection of modest dwellings, mobile homes, sheds and dog pens, the kind of place hard-working people live. But on nights between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the place lit up like, well, a Christmas tree. The residents strung lights everywhere, promoting anything with limbs - from an oak to a rose bush - to a Christmas tree. Lights dripped from eaves, twink-led from mailboxes, twined around porch posts. If a pickup truck wouldn't crank, it could at least glow.On a foggy night, the sky above the little side road that carried traffic through the community glowed like the Eulonia Borealis. Those who couldn't drive at night could in Townsend. You wonder if astronauts looked down from the space shuttle and said, "What the ... ?''Nobody said it was time to stop, but Glenda Davis said dark gaps began developing. She doesn't light her own house and yard, but decorates for her father and mother, Harlis and Iona Ryals, since her dad had knee surgery.Because, like her mother always said, "It's not Christmas without them.''The Ryals family, one of Townsend's linchpin clans, weren't the only ones to decorate. Everyone did. Now you wonder who was the first to blink.With no play on words intended, Nellie Ryals said, "I think everybody was getting kind of burned out.''Perhaps because of gas prices, traffic thinned in recent years and Nellie Ryals wondered if it was worth all the work if people weren't coming. So maybe it was time for a break.That break will put a few hundred bucks back in some pockets this Christmas. She figures her power bill jumped about $225 a month during lighting season. Maybe that's why some folks call it the light bill.And some lights have gone out in Nellie Ryals' life. She lost her husband, J.L. Ryals, and her father, J.F. Willis.Like most husbands, hers grumbled throughout the whole process. Then he'd back off bathed in the glow of his and Thomas Edison's work. A lot of people enjoyed that view, inching down the road bumper-to-bumper in this little place 10 miles and two left turns from nowhere with a backseat full of open-mouthed, wide-eyed kids.That's what made it worth the dozens of trips up the ladder, the light bills and the gridlock."The biggest joy," she said, "was standing out in your yard and hear young and old alike just gasp and others say, 'Thank you.' "

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