The Christmas music started before Thanksgiving. The decorated trees filled department stores soon after. And the months of buildup to Christmas culminates with the final hectic days of shopping for the big day.
Sitting down with Santa Claus is like sitting down with an old friend. As a reporter, I have had several occasions to spend a little time with this jolly guy and was fortunate enough to draw the assignment again.
Although most of their bottles were filled with milk, area kids celebrated New Year's Eve as fervently as any after-hours carouser.The young ones had their own daytime celebration at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids on Wednesday, complete with not one but two parades to ring in the New Year.
The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.
With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.
Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.