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    Area EMCs and Oglethorpe Power Corporation Present Large Heard County Tax Payment

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    Representatives from Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power and Oglethorpe Power Corporation present Oglethorpe Power’s 2016 tax payment to the Heard County Tax Commissioner’s office. Pictured (l-r) are: Scott Sawyer, Marketing Services Coordinator, Diverse Power; Jerome Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Carroll EMC; Alvin Ginn, Board of Directors, Carroll EMC; Dianne Watson, Heard County Tax Commissioner; Jimmy Adams, Vice President of Energy Services & Relyco Resources, Inc., Coweta-Fayette EMC; Diane McClearen, Director of Community and External Relations, Oglethorpe Power; Ross Henry, Board of Directors, Coweta-Fayette EMC; and Lee Boone, Heard County Commission Chairman.

    CARROLLTON, GA – Local EMC’s, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC and Diverse Power, joined Oglethorpe Power Corporation in presenting Oglethorpe Power’s 2016 ad valorem tax payment to the Heard County Tax Commissioner’s office.

    The presentation took place at the Heard County courthouse in downtown Franklin. Along with Diane McClearen, representing Oglethorpe Power Corporation, board director Alvin Ginn of Carroll EMC joined chief operating officer Jerome Johnston in presenting the funds to the county. Other officials representing Heard County were Chairman Lee Boone and Tax Commissioner Jimmy Adams.

    The payment, which totals more than $2.5 million this year, is for Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent ownership of the Hal B. Wansley coal-fired plant, and its 100 percent ownership of the natural gas-powered Chattahoochee Energy Facility and Hawk Road Energy Facility, all in Heard County.

    “These tax dollars will have a positive impact on the quality of life by helping to support the services Heard County provides, including education,” said Jerome Johnston, Carroll EMC chief operating officer.

    Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 EMCs in Georgia, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC and Diverse Power, which provide retail electric service in Heard County and other area counties.

    Oglethorpe Power is paying more than $30 million in 2016 ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs throughout the state.

    Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.

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    Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.