Power Out for Five Hours in Kemper County

Overnight storms led to a widespread power outage in Kemper County early Thursday.

The entire county was without power for about five hours.

"I noticed that everything was dark and there were no lights on in town or anything, and so I was a little afraid to get out at the store myself, being the only place open in town," said Debra Gowdy, manager of Handy Mart in DeKalb. "Yes, it put us behind, but fortunately, I have Kim here and she was able to ring up a few things without the register and so we were able to get a few customers waited on this morning."

Power was fully restored county-wide by 8:45 a.m.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Kemper Co. on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:48 PM
    Why do you care how we live? Why you even comment on it? You, dont like it, fine. But, why be negative? Who cares what you think? We do have honest, educated, hard working people here too? We have lived here because we want to. Not because we have to. You will never understand why people do stay here. Its different alright, but in good ways too.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 at 03:01 PM
    Someone should pull the plug permanently on Kemper County........They still live in the dark ages anyway so what would be the difference?
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