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Without rain, concert shines: Banks and Shane fill out Arts Council series

The twang of guitars and rich harmonized vocals finally rang out across the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center field late Sunday afternoon as approximately 700 Banks and Shane fans clustered around tables to enjoy the rescheduled concert.

October 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Floating princess: $170,000 boat boosts education on Lake Lanier

North Georgia science students have a new toy. It's 45 feet long and cost $170,000 to build.

October 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Writers group signs new book

Writers and their readers gathered at the Northeast Georgia History Center Thursday to celebrate the first publication by the Northeast Georgia Writers since 1986.

October 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch City Council candidates answer questions at forum

A Flowery Branch city council candidate forum brought about 60 people to the Sterling on the Lake clubhouse Thursday evening to hear four candidates speak on their qualifications for the council and the ideas they would like to impose if elected to one of the two open posts.

October 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City ready for Mule Camp

Mule Camp Market kicks off today with live tunes at 10 a.m. as the first crowds partake in the annual festival hosted by the Gainesville Jaycees.

Directors are prepared for up to 100,000 people to amble around the square throughout the three-day event featuring music, Appalachian crafts, a playhouse raffle and of course, mule rides. But for those planning to take more modern transportation, event staff and local police are prepared for the onslaught of vehicles.

October 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lanier: More sailboats sitting ashore

The plummeting water levels at Lake Lanier have many sailors sitting on the shore biting their nails.

October 15, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Saddle up the mules! Annual fesitval starts Friday

Streets around the square in downtown Gainesville will close at 5 p.m. Thursday to begin preparing for the 175 booths and two stages that will be the site of the three-day 2007 Mule Camp Market Festival that begins on Friday.

October 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City Council candidates to meet voters

All Flowery Branch residents are invited to attend an open forum to meet the four candidates vying for two posts within the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Echo festival in Atlanta focuses on going green

GAINESVILLE - Band tour buses and vans from all over the country are trucking to a 350-acre farm near Atlanta this weekend to participate in the first Echo Project music festival that will take place Oct. 12-14.

October 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Life


Oakwood OKs rules to protect streams

The Oakwood City Council voted to pass a stream buffer ordinance Monday evening 4-1.

October 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


22 local writers combine to share ‘Our Journey’

There's a new book in town, and 22 local poets, prose writers and lyricists penned it.

October 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A stitch in time

Mary Strickland crochets religiously. And at 96 years old, Strickland has finished her masterpiece: a 3 1/2-by-4 feet crochet wall hanging that spells out the Lord's Prayer in all its 70 glorious letters.

October 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Life


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