One of the largest crowds ever at a political event was supposed to gather in Gainesville in April 1912. Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was campaigning for president and scheduled a stop in Gainesville. He was to be escorted from the depot and make an address in the public square.
Practically every community, small and large, has those "hangouts," places where people gather to discuss politics, sports or just gossip. They are usually must-stops for candidates trolling for votes.
The main reason prolific preacher and church planter Dave McCurry came to North Georgia from North Carolina after four of his children had died was to be near his sister, Becky Goswick, who was a celebrated character in her own right.
Old telephone directories are full of history of local communities because they contained names and addresses of residents, as well as businesses, especially those who chose to advertise in what became known as the "Yellow Pages."
Jackson County will be the star of the Public Broadcasting documentary, "War Journal - The Incredible Escape of Damon 'Rocky' Gause at 7 p.m. Monday. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Channel 8 will carry the inspiring story of Gause, a Jackson County hero of World War II, appropriately on Memorial Day.