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Abernathy, Lipscomb complete PLW Program

Donald
Abernathy

Donald Abernathy, of Red Oak, and Payton Lipscomb, of Phenix, completed the Southside Virginia Community College power line worker training program July 23.

Abernathy is a graduate of Bluestone High School. Lipscomb is a graduate of Randolph Henry High School.

The 11-week program provides both classroom and hands-on training in safety, climbing

Payton
Lipscomb

techniques, electrical theory, aerial framing, rigging, operation utility service equipment and commercial drivers’ license training.