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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.