GA Power's longest working linemen retires

CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC) - Georgia Power's longest working lineman ended a five-decade career on Monday.

We caught up with Jim Davis in Candler County after he left work for the last time. He started before bucket trucks when linemen climbed ladders to get to the powerlines. He says he worked through storms and rough conditions to help restore power to those who needed it and saw the technology and the lives of customers change, and he's proud to have been a part of it all.

"I never considered it a job, I loved it so much," Davis said. "That sounds crazy, but I didn't. I loved it!'

He started at age 18 and doubts that anyone will approach 50 years in that position. He plans to spend his time river fishing from the Savannah to the Altamaha.

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