It was almost time for the Christmas on Green Street parade Sunday, and Boy Scouts Troop 219 of Gillsville walked up Green Street, putting lighters into little white bags to light the tea lights inside.
On Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become the second hospital in the state where parents can donate their child's umbilical cord blood, a stem-cell-rich tissue once considered medical waste but now proven to treat several life-threatening illnesses.
As temperatures cool down this winter, school officials in Gainesville are asking staff to close doors to help save money and keep classrooms warm, David Shumake, assistant superintendent of instruction said.
Last year, one Gainesville family had a simple gift for an American soldier. On a piece of construction paper, they traced their newborn's tiny palms and wrote below them, "Hands reaching out to you and wishing you peace."