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Supporter Spotlight: Loyal Gas
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It's all about propane.

Loyal Gas, located on Ga. Highway 36, has been in business since 1993, serving Newton County and its surrounding counties. For anything involving propane, they're the guys to call.

The business's propane gas services come in a wide variety of choices; the store features an assortment of brand-name propane cylinders, tanks and appliances like grills, stoves and gas dryers.

"A lot of people are exchanging their cylinders at service stations, and they pay about $18 to $20 to refill it," said co-owner Alton Mason. "We can refill those at our office for $13. They can easily save $5 or $6 by coming here."

Propane, a choice of alternative fuel for many homeowners, has benefits of being non-toxic, environmentally safe and portable; Loyal Gas has the capabilities to deliver to all their customers.

The company also delivers in bulk sales for residential or commercial heating. They rent and sell larger sized tanks that vary in sizes. These tanks would be used to fuel furnaces, stoves, gas logs or water heaters. Industrial tanks would be used for heating or cutting metal. Cylinder sales are limited to their facility.

Loyal Gas primarily serves Newton, but their service reaches Morgan, Walton, Rockdale, Henry, Butts and Jasper.

"Our goal is to provide competitive propane prices for our customers and to build our reputation by providing dependable services," said Mason.

Proud to be family owned and operated, the business was the brainchild of Jerry Lloyd and Tony Allen, who saw a market opportunity with the location of the business.

As the company grew over the years, Lloyd and Allen decided it was time to sell and handed it over to Allen's son Mark and Mason, Lloyd's son-in-law.

"This is first and foremost a family business," said Mason, when asked why he joined the company. "I saw it was a good opportunity to keep it within the family."