Agnes Scott renews classes Thursday


Agnes Scott College will resume classes Thursday after being closed for three days due to Tropical Storm Irma.

Elizabeth Kiss, the college’s president, said in a note posted on its website Wednesday that electrical power was restored to nearly the entire campus and crews were assisting to remove the remaining fallen trees and branches.

Agnes Scott, in Decatur, suffered power outages like much of DeKalb County. The county’s school system remained closed for classroom instruction Thursday because of power outages to many of its schools.

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