Power restored; The best fish ‘n’ chips; HSNEGA fundraiser total

*By 7:30 Thursday morning, all power had been restored to this Jackson EMC and Georgia Power customers who lost power when a strong storms struck Hall and surrounding counties about mid-afternoon Wednesday. EARLIER STORY: U P D A T E: Power outages, Storm damage 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (wgtjradio.com)

*Wright’s Fish and Chips in Cumming has won an international award for its authentic recipe. The restaurant owners were recently honored on stage at the National Fish and Chip Awards in the United Kingdom. Wright’s took first place in the Best Overseas Fish and Chips category.

*The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) reports raising more than $275,000 at this year’s Art with a Heart banquet, making this year’s fundraiser one of the most successful in the shelter history. (Pictures courtesy HSNEGA.)