GAINESVILLE - The Ice Bucket Challenge, that ALS fund-raiser that has almost taken over social media in the U.S., showed up in downtown Gainesville Wednesday.<br />
The Regions Bank Gainesville Operations Center accepted the challenge in honor of two of its "family" members: Jonni Fitch (mother of Jennifer Dewhirst) and Gayle Shapiro (aunt of Ruth Lawson). <br />
The center is donating $250 to the ALS Foundation and has issued a challenge to all other Region operations centers, all Regions mortgage sales groups and mortgage corporate management.<br />
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. <br />
Click on the first link below to view a video of the Ice Bucket Challenge in Gainesville.
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.