partlycloudy
Friday May 27th, 2016 4:13PM

Plans for Gainesville King Day observance set

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The theme for this year's King Day march and observance in Gainesville is "Promises to Keep and Miles to go Before We Sleep."

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bill Coates, pastor of First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville.

This year's march and other events - on Monday, Jan. 20 - will mark the 85th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 29th King Day federal holiday. However, the Gainesville celebrations began long before the third Monday in January was declared a federal holiday. This will be the 44th annual observance in Gainesville.

The event schedule is as follows:

March Assembly: 12:00 Sun Trust Bank downtown

March Start: 1:00

Program: 2:00 Fair Street Elementary School
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Banks/Madison standoff suspect faces robbery, assault, hijacking charges
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released more details of Monday night's double shooting in Banks County and subsequent hours-long standoff in Madison County.
4:01PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Corps among agencies stressing safety on Lanier
‚ÄčLarge crowds at parks and heavy boat traffic are just two of the predictions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Lake Lanier has made for the long holiday weekend.
3:59PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Officials highlight importance of safe driving, safe boating
As the unofficial start of summer arrives, state, federal and local officials are stressing the importance of safe driving and safe boating operation.
3:37PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Gainesville Memorial Day events include annual parade, 24-hour vigil
Memorial Day events in Gainesville Monday include the annual parade down Green Street and the Hall County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard's 24-hour vigil at Memorial Park Cemetery.
3:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
Bavarianfest in Helen will honor military, veterans Saturday night
The annual Bavarianfest, sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce, will pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and also honor those who are serving or have served.
3:00PM ( 1 hour ago )