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.
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.