If the Alabama summer didn't steam you, a recent double billing of hundreds of Athens Utilities customers may.On Sept. 15, 429 customers were billed twice for their monthly utility bills due to a human error caused by Business Ink, the vendor that provides the utility's online payment system, said Kent Lewter, director of finance for Athens Utilities.While the company has assured Athens Utilities the problem has been corrected, the error could make the utility reconsider contracting with the...
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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