Lightning arrester failure causes Boro power outage
A portion of Westside Statesboro was without power Tuesday afternoon when a lighting arrester failed, said Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation Manager of Member Services Greg Proctor.
No lightning strike was experienced, but the lightning arrester, which transfers voltage from a lighting strike elsewhere to avoid damage and a power surge, failed. This caused an arc that “caused a protective device to burn up,” thus causing the outage, he said.
The outage lasted about 48 minutes and involved customers near portions of U.S. 301 South, Langston Chapel Road, Ogeechee Technical College, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Westside road and Bulloch Academy, High Point Road, Country Club Road and Williams /Pear Orchard roads areas, he said.
Workers located the faulty lightning arrester, bypassed it so electric service could be restored, then worked to replace the affected parts to restore full service, Proctor said.
Mother finds her 4-mont-old 'unresponsive'
A mother found her 4-month-old infant daughter “unresponsive” Monday and called for help, but the child was pronounced dead.
Emergency responders arrived at the Deer Road home to find the child deceased, reports stated. Bulloch County Deputy Coroner Craig Tremble said the mother laid the child down with a bottle around 5 a.m., then went about her household chores. She returned to check on the baby around 10 a.m. and found her “unresponsive,” he said.
No foul play is suspected, but authorities sent the child’s body to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab in Savannah for an autopsy and toxicology testing, he said.
Council meets today at 9 a.m.
The Statesboro City council will meet on the second floor of City Hall at 9 a.m. to consider ordinance updates, license approvals and the purchase of equipment.
Walgreens is seeking approval of their alcohol license application and Harvey’s Supermarket (Northside) and Sunny Food Mart (S. Main) get a second reading. Also, under consideration is the adoption on second reading of the updated Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, and the Flood Plain Management Ordinance and a motion to award a “sole source purchase contract” to Revere Control systems for the purchase of an RTU and SCADA control panel for well #10.