Crumpled trees and collapsed power lines left about 85 percent of Columbia County residents without power on Thursday, which had swarms of Georgia Power and other utility crews struggling to restore service.
Columbia County school officials announced this afternoon that all school will remained closed Thursday because of the icy conditions on county roads.
All after school activities also are cancelled, according to a news release.
In a room was filled with close friends, family and teammates Cassandra Wade, a senior at Lakeside High School, was nervous but ready to sign her future away to play soccer at a collegiate level with Columbus State University.
Three Evans businesses in the Liberty Square shopping center that were found in nonconformance last year are almost in the clear after Columbia County planning commissioners approved the uses. The full commission is expected to uphold the decision later this month.