GAINESVILLE - The Longstreet Society and the Sons of Confederate <br />
Veterans Camp 1860, Blue Ridge Rifles of Dahlonega will hold their annual graveside memorial service and open house in Gainesville Sunday.<br />
Confederate Gen. James Longstreet lived in Gainesville after the Civil War and died here in 1904. He is buried at Alta Vista Cemetery.<br />
Sunday's events get underway with the memorial service at 1:00 at the cemetery.<br />
Immediately after that the Longstreet Society will host an open house at the Piedmont Hotel at 827 Maple Street, Gainesville. The hotel was owned and operated by Gen. Longstreet and is now the Longstreet Society's headquarters and features a museum room, library and the room in which Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jesse was born. Tours of the hotel will be available and light refreshments will be served.
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.