Starting Thursday, people in Bibb County can call and make an appointment to receive help paying their heating bills.

This year, the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council is changing the way it works.

Before last year, you'd have to wait outside in line, but this year, low-income families can call to make an appointment.

You can make an appointment starting at 7 a.m. by calling 478-207-6380.