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Power back on for most in Hall; schools to reopen Monday
Jackson EMC down to scattered power outages in area
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GreyStone Power Corp. lineman Sam Albright attaches a transformer to a power pole in South Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The Douglasville power company was working with Jackson EMC to restore power in Hall County. - photo by Nick Bowman

Life is slowly returning to normal in Hall County following last Monday’s tropical storm, with power restored to most homes and schools on track to open Monday

The Hall County School District announced Saturday it will resume normal operations Monday with all schools open. Schools in Hall, Gainesville and across the region were closed all week due to massive power outages and trees hampering traffic.

Jackson EMC said in a news release that nearly all of its members now have power and its outage map showed only one remaining as of Saturday night. Jackson reports more than 123,000 of its members lost power after the storm hit Monday. A detailed list of outages is available at

About 275 Georgia Power customers, mostly in Gainesville, remained without power as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, but that had been reduced to only seven by evening, according to outage maps

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