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Power bill programs

A number of Alabama Power customers are reeling after receiving higher energy bills last month.

A recent petition calling for the power company to lower costs has garnered nearly 5,000 signatures.

Michael Keith Jordan with Alabama Power says customers can get help by going online at www.alabamapower.com.

The company also recommends customers in need reach out to resources such as Project SHARE, LIHEAP and ABC Trust Fund for help affording their power bills.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.