The State of Georgia Dpartment of Human Resouces has announced that a colling program will officially open on Monday with the beginning of the Homebound / Elderly application intake period.  All households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home cooling directly to the supplier and be a U.S. citizen or aliens admitted to the U.S. for lawful permanent residence.

Any low income residents of Chattooga County who feel that their household would qualify should contact the North Georgia Community Action Inc.’s Community Service at 8:30 AM this coming Monday.  The number to call is 706-857-0729.