By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Good News
0918GOODNEWSConstitution Week
Gainesville Mayor Ruth Bruner, seated, signs a proclamation presented to the Col. William Candler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution designating Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in observance of the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution which occurred on Sept. 17, 1787. Also pictured from the Col. William Candler Chapter, NSDAR is Helen Powell, Constitution Week chairwoman.

Blackshear Place Baptist Church recently opened the doors on the newest addition to the church in South Hall. The new space is called "The Venue," and Blackshear Place Director of Communications Stephen Odum said "it reminds us of all the reasons this building will exist."

Odum says the building will have multiple uses as the church expands including: "A space for Student Ministry growth. God is moving among the young people of Blackshear Place. Each week, hundreds gather in the Middle School, High School, and College departments to worship the Lord Jesus, study His Word, and reach new friends for Christ."

"A space for fellowship and ministry activity. We are always looking for space to host a banquet, conference, or event. The Kidz Theater allows us this flexibility, but The Venue will double our capacity to host such activities."

"And a space for Bible Fellowship expansion. Our Bible Fellowship classes are our primary discipleship, ministry, and fellowship groups; and we are always running out of space. Nine new Bible Fellowship rooms open up growth possibilities into the immediate future."

The church invites anyone interested in attending. For more information, contact the church office at 3428 Atlanta Hwy., Flowery Branch or visit



The Miss Gainesville High School Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Pam Ware Performing Arts Center. This year will feature 19 contestants. Admission is $5. Contestants and their talent for this year's pageant are:

McKinney Pierce - Piano/Singing "Comme des Enfants"

Bree Dixon - singing "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"

Kelsie Lam - dancing "Black and Gold"

Sarah Grace Wells - monologue/singing

Abby Cooley - piano/singing "Take It All"

Lakeisha Ligon - acting "Sorry"

Jordan Harste - singing "On My Own"

Ariel Brown - original personal writings

Logan Brown- piano "Great Smoky Mountains"

Carrie Franklin - singing "Falling Slowly"

Ashlee Colbert - dancing "Just Can't Get Enough"

Nhu Pham - stand up comedy/ talking

Carmen Rae Torrey - singing "I See The Light"

Anna Goode - piano/singing "Saved" (An Original Song)

Tyra Wimpye - dancing "Someone Like You"

Molly Jenkins - singing "Somewhere That's Green"

Juleah Williams - singing "Daddy, Can I Please Come Back Home?"

Hannah Latone - singing "I Want More" (An Original Song)

Alejandra Vazquez - dancing "Medicine For My Soul"


Regional events