By Lynn Hobbs / Staff
EATONTON -- The Georgia Power customer service office in Eatonton is closing for good, Thursday, Oct. 20, along with about 100 other low-traffic locations around the state. But other payment options are available, Local Manager Lynward Lindsey said, noting Walmart, Ingles and Piggly Wiggly are designated authorized payment locations.
Customer Service Representative Melba Price, who has handled Eatonton customers’ payments and payment arrangements for eight years is being transferred to the Macon office. A Georgia Power employee for 17 years, Price said she is not looking forward to the transfer because the Eatonton folk have become like family.
“I know more about everybody here than they know about themselves,” Price said from behind the payment window. Indeed, as customers walk in to pay their bills, Price greets them by name and already is typing their address into her computer before they have a chance to speak.