Thursday night was Celebrity Server Night at Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville. Twenty percent of the proceeds and tips go toward the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children to help raise funds to prevent child abuse. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, which hosts the event. Nearly 20 celebrities from the Falcons, Braves and University of Georgia attended the event.
Gainesville Middle School students were evacuated to First Baptist Church on Green Street on Thursday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall at the school, school officials said.
Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in January, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics released Thursday. The metro Gainesville stats cover all of Hall County.