DEMOREST - Piedmont College will present the holiday classic opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 9, in the Center for Worship and Music in Demorest. Admission is free.<br />
Performed by the college's Opera Workshop class, the opera was composed by Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1951 for a Christmas Eve telecast. It tells the story of journey of the Magi as seen through the eyes of the child, Amahl.<br />
The cast features Lydie Koffi as Amahl, Maggie Bristol as Amahl's Mother, Ben Rikeman as King Kaspar, Mitchell Auger as King Melchior, Chris Sudderth as King Balthazar, and Elizabeth Parmer as the Page. The chorus of shepherds and shepherdesses is comprised of Piedmont students and other area singers.
About three dozen businesses from White County and the surrounding area showcased their services and the products they provide during the 2016 White County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held Thursday.
The Flowery Branch City Council gave first reading approval to a rezoning request for a 7.1-acre tract on East Main Street that could lead to the construction of a 60-unit multi-family senior housing affordable-living complex.