New Georgia Power Rate Hike

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Georgia power officials say the power company has struck a deal with the state over the company's rising fuel costs.

Beginning June first, the company says it will charge customers an additional 2.93 per month.

The company says it is expecting to pay about 222 million dollars more during the next year due to rising fuel costs.

"The economy is just up, everything from food costs to gas prices, everything. You know what I mean, it's going up," says Valdosta resident Kurt Olivia.

Georgia power says the rate hike is expected to be in effect for at least twelve months.