Two local news briefs

*Jackson EMC is assisting with power restoration efforts at Colquitt EMC in Moultrie where heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Idalia resulted in widespread power outages. As of 10 a.m. today, more than 45,000 people remained without power in that area. Forty Jackson EMC crew members with trucks and equipment headed that way early today. (Pictured: Crew from Oakwood as it prepared to leave this morning.)

*It’s a sure sign summer is coming to an end: the final First Friday Concert of the season is set for tomorrow in Gainesville. The country folk band Six Foot Ramblers will perform 7-10 p.m. on the square. No admission charge.