Blown transformer sends Josey High students home for the day

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 9:08 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 12:03 AM
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A blown transformer cut off electrical power to Josey High School this morning, closing classes and sending its students home for the day.

Most students had been released by 10 a.m., school officials said. Teachers will remain as part of a staff development day, they said.

Georgia Power officials were on the scene correcting the electrical problem.

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g-dog express
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g-dog express 01/27/09 - 10:12 am
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Wonder if anyone checked to

Wonder if anyone checked to see if they paid their electric bill?

g-dog express
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g-dog express 01/27/09 - 10:22 am
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Another thought. You mean to

Another thought. You mean to tell me they can't teach without electricity? You may argue there is no heat. It's not that cold and body heat of the so many students will heat up the class rooms somewhat.

godogs
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godogs 01/27/09 - 10:26 am
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g-dog you sit in your home or

g-dog you sit in your home or workplace with no heat and see how well you do. This was just an idiotic response.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 01/27/09 - 10:27 am
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It is a concern for safety.

It is a concern for safety. No security cameras. Better safe than sorry.

edst4
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edst4 01/27/09 - 10:34 am
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Security Cameras in a High

Security Cameras in a High School in Richmond County say it aint so. Please don't tell spiritman, it will get his panties in a wad.

KingJames
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KingJames 01/27/09 - 10:36 am
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This is a technological age.

This is a technological age. No power in classrooms puts teachers at a disadvantage, as a lot of their teaching material and teaching aids are computerized. They could still teach, but it would make things a lot harder. I wouldn't want to have to try, especially if I was the chemistry teacher and my lesson plan called for a lab experiment today. In a poorly lit chemistry lab, someone might accidentally mix bleach and ammonia. Then the head line would read, "Explosion at Josey" instead. They need to close school for everyone's safety.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/27/09 - 10:52 am
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Kids will probably learn more

Kids will probably learn more today this way...

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 01/27/09 - 10:53 am
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When we used to drive by

When we used to drive by there on our way downtown, I would see that big old bird on that pole and say, "Now one of these days, that bird is gonna get tired of sitting on that pole and it's gonna fly off and knock down those Power Lines and Telephone Poles." I must be like Nostradamas. Yeah, I'm Psychic....like Sylvis Brown. Y'all better watch out for that big old bird...

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/27/09 - 11:01 am
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Do they mean the school has

Do they mean the school has been blacked-out?!?!?!?

laprince
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laprince 01/27/09 - 11:13 am
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godogs, This is not Little

godogs, This is not Little House on The Prairie

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 01/27/09 - 11:29 am
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The students went home and

The students went home and teachers had to stay behind.. where is the logic in that??!!

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 01/27/09 - 11:37 am
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Maybe the ganstas threw the

Maybe the ganstas threw the old tennis shoes over the power lines. It has happened before.

pumpkinpie
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pumpkinpie 01/27/09 - 11:43 am
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and 9 months later,oops mom

and 9 months later,oops mom and (or) dad is not home.

rufus
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rufus 01/27/09 - 12:08 pm
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Tomorrows headline "

Tomorrows headline " Shoplifting soars on 15th St"

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/27/09 - 12:45 pm
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Definitions of 'blackout' The

Definitions of 'blackout' The American Heritage® Dictionary
(noun)
A cutoff of electrical power, especially as a result of a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by consumers. - OR - (and this applies here)

A suppression, as of news, by censorship.

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 01/27/09 - 12:48 pm
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I wouldn't want my kids to

I wouldn't want my kids to stay in school with no electricity. That means the fire alarms and intercom systems don't work either. Tremendous safety and security concerns. These are kids..... we can do without the racist attitudes.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 01/27/09 - 01:46 pm
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GnipGnop these idiots will

GnipGnop these idiots will use any opportunity to spew their racist B.S. These azzes are so pathetic.

abouttime
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abouttime 01/27/09 - 01:57 pm
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OMG people. I can't believe

OMG people. I can't believe that you turn everything into a racist conversation. The power is out. Are you willing to stay at work without power? Are you willing to sit in your precious homes without power, which would prevent you from posting your idiotic comments online, I don't think so.... Give it a break already, the power is out, the kids were sent home....end of story.......

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 01/27/09 - 02:36 pm
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Bumblebee gets lucky and

Bumblebee gets lucky and sends everyone home? What'd I miss?

crackertroy
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crackertroy 01/27/09 - 03:24 pm
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sucks for the teachers
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sucks for the teachers

mover5
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mover5 01/27/09 - 04:46 pm
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better lock your doors!

better lock your doors!

MissNea1908
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MissNea1908 01/27/09 - 05:51 pm
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lord augusta the power went

lord augusta the power went off... must we make such a big deal about this.. dang this community ( i dare not say city) is sad....

g-dog express
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g-dog express 01/27/09 - 11:26 pm
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godogs you know not of what

godogs you know not of what you speak. I work with students. They generate a lot of heat and most people can function at 50 degrees without wind. It amazes me that those who know not speak a lot. Secondly you mean the teachers will actually have to teach without electricity? What is this world coming to?

Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 01/27/09 - 11:50 pm
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How are the teachers going to

How are the teachers going to inflate the portable mattresses?

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