LAKE LANIER ISLANDS - Lake Lanier Islands has been awarded Southern Living magazine's Hotel Collection Distinction.<br />
As an extension of the magazine devoted to celebrating the "best of life in the South," The Southern Living Hotel Collection is a compilation of Four- and Five-Star independent resorts, hotels and inns in eleven states that are dedicated to "offering the finest in authentic Southern travel, hospitality and experience."<br />
Other destinations that have been tapped for the honor include the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina and the historic Keswick Hall in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.