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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 Walthourville, GA, is for your family.

At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, 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 & Airworx AC, 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 Walthourville, 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 Walthourville, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

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Why Choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC?

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.

Why-Choose-Liberty-Heating

Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC 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 & Airworx AC, 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 Walthourville, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Year-Round Discounts

Year-Round Discounts

With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Walthourville 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 Walthourville, 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 Walthourville, 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 & Airworx AC 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 Walthourville and the surrounding area:

  • Electrical repair
  • Compressor Repair
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Refrigerant Recharges
  • Replace Blower Motor

Common Signs That
You Need AC Repair in
Walthourville, 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 & Airworx AC, 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.

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
Walthourville, GA

South Georgia isn’t known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure – wintertime in Walthourville 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 & Airworx AC 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!

Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Walthourville, GA

Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Walthourville, GA

Today’s heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, 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 Walthourville. 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 & Airworx AC.

New AC Installation
in Walthourville, 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

Dusty Furniture

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

High Humidity

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

Frequent Repairs

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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Walthourville Meat Market thanks community

The Walthourville Meat Market held their inaugural Community Day this past Saturday Oct. 30. It was a fun-filled day in which many vendors came out to support not only the market but the community of Walthourville in general.The inception for the idea came from one of the owners, Ron De Leon, who wanted to give back to the community for all the support and success that they’ve received over the last 18 years.Many vendors were on display such as Tamara’s Tidbits, Sticker Dawg, the Classy Mobile Hookah Experience as w...

The Walthourville Meat Market held their inaugural Community Day this past Saturday Oct. 30. It was a fun-filled day in which many vendors came out to support not only the market but the community of Walthourville in general.

The inception for the idea came from one of the owners, Ron De Leon, who wanted to give back to the community for all the support and success that they’ve received over the last 18 years.

Many vendors were on display such as Tamara’s Tidbits, Sticker Dawg, the Classy Mobile Hookah Experience as well as the Paparazzi jewelry boutique and a children’s clothing boutique.

The meat market also provided free hamburgers and hot dogs at the event in addition to bounce houses and face painting for the kids in attendance.

DJ Julian Stokes was also there to provide music. Market owners Ron and Nicole De Leon were very grateful for the turn out and thanked the community for the overwhelming support their business has received over the years.

“We’ve been so grateful and blessed to able to be a part of Liberty County that we just want to be able to do something for the kids and for the people to show appreciation,” said Nicole De Leon. “I want to continue doing this every year.”

Mrs. De Leon wasn’t alone in her efforts as her entire staff worked extremely hard to make this a memorable event for those who came out. She also named Liberty County Sheriff William Bowman, Chief Max Brown, Police Chief Al Hagan of Walthourville and Mayor Larry Baker as strong components for getting the event started.

Mayor Baker was showing his unwavering support while at the event.

He still acknowledged the presence of COVID-19, but was delighted at the turnout and how it did not deter the community from coming out and having a good time.

“This is very exciting to see everybody come out,” said Mayor Baker.

He also shared the same sentiments in seeing this event becoming a staple in the community for years to come.

“We want to continue with events like this. We want to invite and involve citizens of Walthourville and our neighboring cities."

Mayor Baker also used the opportunity to plug an upcoming movie night on Dec. 23rd at 6 p.m.

Mrs. De Leon’s staff was equally as enthusiastic and supportive about the event and have high hopes for the future of doing things like this for the community.

“It’s just something small to put a smile on the community’s face and just give back to what they do for us,” said cashier/ floater Jerilyn DeLoach. DeLoach was also optimistic for the future of this event and saw it expanding even further in the years to come.

“We have a new restaurant opening,” she said. “We’re going to expand the meat market. The parking lot is going to be bigger. I see a bigger and better business opportunity that puts us in a position where can give more back to the community.”

In addition to all the vendors, Together We Rise was also onboard holding a local fundraiser for the community to try and get a burn clinic set up in Hinesville.

“We’re working towards physical and behavioral health for our patients,” said Kathleen Arnsdorff, a representative for Together We Rise. “It’s an outlet that they can get the treatments without having to be in an office. It is a very long process for healing and it takes years for full development.”

Ms. Arnsdorff also would like to participate in the Community Day event year after year and bring up awareness of this cause and she is truly appreciative for the support she has received for her efforts.

“We’ve had an amazing support system through the community and everyone has reached out in a miraculous manner,” she said. “Everyone from all ages, all colors, all sizes, all different disabilities have come together to help us.”

Together We Rise will also be involved in another charitable fundraiser this Saturday at Gata’s on Saturday, Nov. 6, during the Georgia-Missouri game. There will be a cornhole tournament and they will be selling raffle tickets at $5.00 apiece or five for $20.

Liberty County student’s career training takes off with Dual Enrollment

Anthony Daiello’s interest in airplanes began when he was just a boy. Now this 17-year-old high school senior’s passion has propelled his training and prepared him for a career of a lifetime. When he graduates this December from Bradwell Institute – a semester ahead of schedule – he will have three aviation certificates, seven general core courses, and a potential job offer once he’s 18.As a sophomore through dual enrollment with Savannah Technical College’s training at the Liberty College and Caree...

Anthony Daiello’s interest in airplanes began when he was just a boy. Now this 17-year-old high school senior’s passion has propelled his training and prepared him for a career of a lifetime. When he graduates this December from Bradwell Institute – a semester ahead of schedule – he will have three aviation certificates, seven general core courses, and a potential job offer once he’s 18.

As a sophomore through dual enrollment with Savannah Technical College’s training at the Liberty College and Career Academy, he earned STC’s Aircraft Assembly Technician Technical Certificate of Training (TCC). In the spring of his junior year, he completed STC’s Avionics Installer TCC at night, while taking high school and college general core courses during the day. This semester, during the day he takes a high school course (Spanish 2), along with STC’s American Literature course online. At night, he is enrolled in STC’s Avionics Technician TCC, which he will complete in December.

He is the first Bradwell Institute student to earn three aviation TCCs upon graduation. “Anthony is a highly-motivated student with a keen interest in exploring how things work,” said Bradwell Institute Assistant Principal Sean Mulvanity. “The aircraft assembly technician program has allowed him the opportunity to engage in a unique learning opportunity that activates his curiosity and provides him with valuable skills.”

Last spring, as a part of his Avionics Installer course, he interviewed with aerospace manufacturers including Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Employers were very interested in hiring him once he is 18, which is a requirement for those positions.

Daiello received the Georgia Certificate of Merit this summer. Each year the University of Georgia and the State of Georgia recognize Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholars for outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the first three years of high school. To qualify, students must rank in the top five percent of their junior class.

He is a member of National Technical Honor Society at Savannah Tech. He has been accepted and will be attending Georgia Southern University’s electrical engineering program for Spring 2022.

Dual Enrollment helps qualified high school students maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit. Students may enroll fully into a degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit (TCC) program or may choose to take a few courses. Courses are taught on college campuses, online and hybrid (a blend of online and in-person classes).

Starting in tenth grade, students are eligible to take occupational or CTAE courses through Dual Enrollment funding. Junior and senior level (eleventh and twelfth grades) students are eligible to take core/general education, as well as occupational courses. Financial aid is available for students who meet the requirements.

The College’s Aviation division offers specialty aviation continuing education courses and credit aviation programs for Aircraft Structural, Aviation Maintenance and Avionics training. For the past three years, graduates from STC’s credit aviation programs have a 100% placement rate and 91% placement in field (AY 2018-20). Its state-of-the-art Aviation Training Center is located at the Crossroads Campus. For information about the College’s Aviation programs, call 912.443.4094 or visit www.savannahtech.edu/AviationTechnology.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of the College may be directed in writing to the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by visiting www.sacscoc.org.

Groundbreakings signal new Liberty County projects

Story by Ashley Watson and Lewis LevineTwo new projects are underway as two separate groundbreakings were held last week for the construction of the new Liberty County Boys & Girls Club and the new Dryden Enterprise development called Richmond Pass on Charlie Butler Road.This past Friday the community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the construction of the Liberty County Boys & Girls Club at 5540 W Oglethorpe High adjacent to Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park in Walthourville.The local Boys & Girl...

Story by Ashley Watson and Lewis Levine

Two new projects are underway as two separate groundbreakings were held last week for the construction of the new Liberty County Boys & Girls Club and the new Dryden Enterprise development called Richmond Pass on Charlie Butler Road.

This past Friday the community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the construction of the Liberty County Boys & Girls Club at 5540 W Oglethorpe High adjacent to Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park in Walthourville.

The local Boys & Girls Club was something Edna Walthour had envisioned for the community for quite some time. She said the Walthourville location will be the first of what she hopes will be several clubs throughout the area operating under the charter of Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club of Savannah.

“We had some generous donors who blessed us with a parcel of land for our first Boys & Girls club,” Walthour said. “We waited for 18 months but it was worth the wait and they helped us through the process throughout the way. We are going go ahead and break ground. We are so excited today.”

Walthour said they’ve been trying to get a local Boys & Girls Club within the County for many years.

“This is an area where it is very much needed,” she said.

Walthour said the club will provide safety for children as well as a youth development to help children become productive members of society. She said the club also offers job development for the youth.

She said the first portion of the building should be completed in 14 months. They hope to add the gym immediately after.

Board member Malcolm Williams said they’ve been busy trying to raise funds for the organization. He said the new club will benefit the youth greatly.

“For our community this is long overdue,” Williams said.

David Loo owns Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park and donated 6.3 acres of land facing Highway 84 to the Boys & Girls Club to develop the facility.

“We are relatively new investors to the Liberty County area,” Loo said. “But one of the things that was very important to us was that we contribute back to the community. As an owner of residential units I think it is important is to help families educate their young and provide them opportunities and programs. It was important for us to make a meaningful impact.”

During his speech State Representative Al Williams collected donations with one gentleman handing him a check for $3,000.

On March 23, Claude Dryden, of Dryden Enterprises, and his team held a groundbreaking ceremony of his new development, Richmond Pass, located on Charlie Butler Road in Midway. The new neighborhood will feature 46 lots of one and two story homes.

“Richmond Pass is going to be a relaxed, natural layout,” said Erin Johnson, the marketing manager of Dryden Enterprises. “There won’t be a pool or a playground necessarily, but there will be a ton of green space. We encourage our homebuyers to take full advantage of the local amenities like Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center across the street as well as other places.”

Another advantage homeowners will have is their proximity to Interstate 95. Richmond Pass is just over a mile from the interstate so it will provide quick access for residents who work outside of Liberty County. Dryden chose Midway to build his new community because Midway has that small town feeling that a lot of people are searching for. “Forever people were trying to leave Liberty County so they could move into Richmond Hill and other areas. Now we’re seeing that reversed- people are moving here,” said Dryden. “We have low crimes compared to the other areas. We have good public schools so people don’t have to go through the cost of enrolling their children in private schools. And the cost of living is less here. There’s adequate shopping and enough restaurants but, they still don’t have that big metropolis feel. There’s still a rural feel to it. We hear that a lot.”

Out of everyone Dryden wanted to thank, commissioner Marion Stevens is the one Dryden spoke fondly of. “The development is being built in the district of commissioner Stevens,” he said. “I very much want to thank him for his support and help. He was very instrumental in this.”

The neighborhood will bring more affordable housing to Midway because the community is eligible for 100 percent financing through USDA loans. The community should be finished in eighteen months. No more than two years. Although the construction is nowhere finished Dryden feels confident. “What a great success it’s going to be,” he said. “Half of these lots have already been sold. We just got started a couple weeks ago. I think this location is just going to be desirable.”

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Expands Eligibility of Rental Assistance to Entire State

ATLANTA (August 26, 2021) – The state of Georgia received $552 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1) under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and an additional $437 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from the U.S. Treasury. These funds are being administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) through the Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA). The funds are used to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose...

ATLANTA (August 26, 2021) – The state of Georgia received $552 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1) under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and an additional $437 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from the U.S. Treasury. These funds are being administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) through the Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA). The funds are used to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of August 9, 2021, GRA is now providing rental and utility assistance to tenants, landlords, and utility providers statewide.

Based on guidance from the U.S. Treasury, counties or cities with over 200,000 people received separate funds to set up rental assistance programs. Previously, GRA did not administer funds to those local jurisdictions and applicants could only apply through their local municipalities’ programs. Regardless of zip code, tenants and landlords who have fallen behind on rent or utility payments due to the pandemic can apply for up to 18 months of rental and utility assistance through GRA to bring past-due payments current. The program has expanded access to funds to the entire state to provide relief to as many Georgians as possible.

“We are living in a pandemic that has impacted Georgians in many different ways,” said Tonya Cureton Curry, DCA Deputy Commissioner of Housing. “Having these rental assistance funds available from the U.S. Treasury is an unprecedented opportunity to bring landlords and tenants current on rent and utility payments. DCA is working closely with all local jurisdictions and the U.S. Treasury to provide funding to those in need across the state as we want to continue supporting as many Georgians as possible."

This is the second expansion of the program since its inception. In May 2021, based on evolving federal guidance, GRA expanded eligibility to include renter households that receive a monthly federal subsidy, such as a Housing Choice Voucher. Only the tenant’s portion of the rent will be eligible for reimbursement and subject to existing program guidelines and limitations.

The program, made possible through the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funding, is available to all tenant households whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who meet the following criteria:

“We know many Georgians are still facing rental and utility arrearages due to the pandemic and we want to help these individuals, families, and landlords,” added Curry. “Regardless of your situation prior to the pandemic, GRA eligibility is based on your current situation. We want to help keep Georgians in their homes and we encourage those behind on rent and utility payments to apply today at GeorgiaRentalAssistance.ga.gov or by calling 833-827-RENT.”

GRA is now providing funding to tenants and landlords in all 159 Georgia counties. Individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic can visit the online portal at GeorgiaRentalAssistance.ga.gov to apply for rental assistance. Program assistance is also available by calling or texting 833-827-RENT and resources are available in English, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

For more information and FAQ, visit the online portal GeorgiaRentalAssistance.ga.gov.

Coastal Electric Cooperative, Darien Communications to expand broadband in Southeast Georgia

MIDWAY, GA – Efforts to provide needed broadband service to Georgians took a step forward as PSC Commissioner Tim Echols and representatives from Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications made an announcement on Colonels Island today. Officials announced the formation of a new broadband provider in Southeast Georgia, Coastal Fiber, Inc., which will offer high-speed internet service to 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.This project will include a capital investment of nearly $40 million ...

MIDWAY, GA – Efforts to provide needed broadband service to Georgians took a step forward as PSC Commissioner Tim Echols and representatives from Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications made an announcement on Colonels Island today. Officials announced the formation of a new broadband provider in Southeast Georgia, Coastal Fiber, Inc., which will offer high-speed internet service to 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.

This project will include a capital investment of nearly $40 million by Coastal Electric and partner Darien Communications to build a fiber network that will be leased to the cooperative’s broadband affiliate, Coastal Fiber, Inc., to provide retail broadband service. The project will begin immediately with plans to complete phase one in four years, with the first customers connected as early as 2022.

“Today’s announced broadband project by Coastal Electric Cooperative will have a significant impact on hard-working Georgians by providing new job opportunities, improved education tools, access to telemedicine, and more,” said Governor Kemp. “I know this project will have a direct impact on the lives of Southeast Georgians by ensuring they have access to reliable, high-speed internet. This is yet another great result of Senate Bill 2, which I signed into law in 2019, which authorized EMCs to provide broadband service. SB 2 is doing exactly what it was intended to do: encourage EMCs and community leaders to work together to close the gap on the digital divide in our state.”

“In a 21st century economy, the ability to access high-speed broadband is incredibly important particularly in rural areas of our state,” said PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. “At the Public Service Commission, we’ve made expanding broadband access a priority, and it’s encouraging to see Coastal Electric and our state’s EMCs continue to show leadership in this area.”

“Our community deserves access to the tools that help our residents and businesses successfully participate in today’s economy,” State Rep. Al Williams said. “Thanks to Coastal Electric and Darien Communications for making broadband a reality in this area.”

“I’m grateful for Coastal’s investment in our communities,” said State Rep. Buddy Deloach. “Coastal was a pioneer more than 80 years ago when they provided electricity to our rural area when others would not. With this announcement, they have repeated their commitment to our region by bringing high-speed internet so we can participate in today’s online world.”

“Today is truly an exciting day for our community,” said Coastal Electric Cooperative CEO Chris Fettes. “This marks the beginning of new era for our members who have long awaited high-speed internet service. The launch of Coastal Fiber, Inc. will finally make it possible for homes and businesses in this region to have access to critical broadband service.”

In recent years, Georgia’s EMCs have been pursuing solutions to help expand broadband access. Some, like Blue Ridge Mountain EMC and Habersham EMC, have created affiliates and are already providing high-speed service to members, and many are exploring or have formed partnerships with broadband providers. In addition to today’s news, other EMC partnerships and projects were announced recently by Amicalola EMC, Carroll EMC, Central Georgia EMC, Colquitt EMC, Diverse Power, Irwin EMC, Middle Georgia EMC, Satilla REMC, Southern Rivers Energy, Tri-County EMC and Washington EMC, resulting in expanded access for approximately 200,000 Georgia homes and businesses.

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