Power outage reset for Friday and more news from the Chattanooga area

Power outage reset for Friday and more news from the Chattanooga area

November 6th, 2012 by Staff Reports in News


Power outage reset for Friday

About 60 customers of Rockwood Electric Utility will experience a temporary power interruption Friday while the Tennessee Valley Authority replaces equipment at a substation, a news release states.

The scheduled outage will begin, weather permitting, at about 10 a.m. EST on Friday and last about four hours. The outage had been scheduled for Wednesday, but it was reset because of rain in the forecast, according to the release.


Charter battle runs up costs

Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin.

Voters will decide today whether to approve the proposed constitutional amendment, which would expand state influence over charter schools.

An analysis of campaign finance records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million. Those groups include national school-choice advocates and for-profit charter school operators.


Trail of Tears meeting Saturday

Georgia Trail of Tears Association member Bill Barker will speak at the organization's Saturday meeting on his efforts to get Chattooga County sites and roads added to the trail, a news release states.

This meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the office of the Chattooga County Historical Society in the old Summerville Train Depot. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, email Leslie Thomas at aeriehollow@ellijay.com or call 770-757-0931.


Town shut down; town hall locked

A North Alabama town is shutting down after leaders couldn't pick a new mayor.

WBRC-TV reports that Cullman County town of Colony closed on Monday.

Town hall is locked, and there's no one authorized to pay bills or make deposits.

The problem is the City Council's inability to select a mayor for the town of about 270 people.

Two candidates tied in the municipal runoff on Oct. 9, sending the decision to the council. But members have deadlocked each time they voted on a new mayor, leaving Colony without a chief executive.

State Sen. Paul Bussman of Cullman says the council doesn't meet quorum requirements since several members' terms expired Sunday. He's taking nominations for new members and hopes a new group can pick a mayor.