Georgia Power Company provided lunch Thursday for the unsung heroes of any significant bad weather event.
The company’s linemen were treated to a meal and a thank you from the community for their work in the wake of the March 3 tornadoes.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson, Harris County Commission Chairperson Becky Langston and Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Chief Skip Wyatt thanked the linemen for the work they do restoring power in the wake of a storm.
Ironically, the thank you came as some of these 70 linemen in Columbus, Manchester, and Americus are preparing for potential bad weather tonight.
That’s not lost on lineman Brian Bragg.
“My family knows as well as I do, it’s time to get into gear,” Bragg said. “They know bad weather is coming and there are going to be power outages. I took the job knowing that’s one of our responsibilities getting the power back on for our customers.”
Bragg appreciated the barbecue and the thank you from the public officials.
“A simple thank you for us goes a long ways,” he said. “It means more than you would think. Even if we are out working someone honking the horn at us saying thank you.”