Thursday November 26th, 2015 12:54PM

Power restored to Habersham neighborhood, more outages reported

By Rob Moore Reporter
CLARKESVILLE - Habersham Electric Membership Corporation crews have restored power to one Habersham County neighborhood, where 25 homes were affected.

Residents of Grand Oaks Plantation off Fred Pitts Road near Clarkesville say their power was restored just before 11:30 p.m., less than two hours after being reported initially.

Nicole Dover of Habersham EMC reports crews are on the scene at Grand Oaks Plantation off Fred Pitts Road as of 10:45 p.m. That outage was reported at 9:32 p.m.

Streets affected included Five Oaks Drive, Cricket Lane, Grand Magnolia Lane, Grand Magnolia, and Windsong Ridge Drive, the site states.

Two HEMC customers on Virgil Hunt Road in Cleveland also were without power as of 8:26 p.m.. Their service had been restored by 10:45 p.m., Dover said.

Just after 10:15 status check, the outage report on HEMC's website showed a large outage affecting 46 customers in White County. Fortunately, that turned out to be a map error and affected only one person, Dover said. HEMC is working with that consumer.

New outages showing as of 11:45 p.m. included one in the area of Cool Springs Road and Georgia Highway 17 near Clarkesville affecting two customers, and one on Applewood Court in Habersham County affecting four customers.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 10 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 10 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 10 months ago )
Local/State News
Communities provide Thanksgiving meals to residents in need
GAINESVILLE - Several organizations provide meals to residents in need of a Thanksgiving meal during the holiday season.
12:37PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City features balloons, bands, heavy police presence
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a hea...
12:04PM ( 49 minutes ago )
NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops to 5.4% for Oct.
The jobless rate for the Northeast Georgia region ticked down a bit in October, while the Gainesville metro remained flat, according to numbers released Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).
By AccessWDUN staff
8:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Feds: Georgia must process food stamps for Syrian refugees
Federal officials are ordering Georgia to process food stamp applications for Syrian refugees.
By Associated Press
6:29AM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville to lease vacant Community Service Center space to foster family advocacy group
Should the Gainesville City Council give their approval to a lease agreement at a voting session Tuesday evening, SAFFT will occupy vacant space at the Gainesville Community Service Center on Prior Street, and the sooner the better according to SAFFT’s Executive Director Ashley Anderson.
5:00AM ( 7 hours ago )