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May 6, 2014

BREAKING: Blue Springs, Clements to reopen Thursday after power restored tonight

— Two county schools have regained power only eight days after EF3 twisters tore through Limestone County and initially left 16,000 Athens Utilities customers in the dark.

School officials announced the reopening of Blue Springs and Clements on Thursday after Athens Utilities managed to rebuild main lines and restore power to both schools by 9 p.m. today.

“We’re going back to school Thursday morning because both buildings just got power tonight,” said Limestone Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk.

The central office already had announced the two schools would reopen within 48 hours of having electricity again.

Blue Springs and Clements will resume classes at their normal time Thursday after being out of school since mid-day on April 28. Classes were canceled for all 13 county schools April 29 and 30 before resuming last Thursday.

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