The pastor stood behind the flower-draped casket and jokingly urged mourners to try to keep up with the hearse that carried the body of Margaret Burks.
As families prepare to enjoy a day in the sun and at pools Saturday to kick off the three-day weekend, adults and children alike need to protect their skin from the dangerous UV rays and the damaging effects on the body.
After a year of uncertainty, local high school seniors are seeing their futures a bit more clearly.
Jane Hemmer carries several different business cards in her purse.
"Healthy eating for children with diabetes is the same as healthy eating for all children," said Mary Ann Clever, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
A mother's job is never really finished.
As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.
When one church closes, its doors open to another.
Wayne Dempsey, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Brenau University, died Friday morning at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome.
As the work day begins, cooks crowd into the small kitchen in the back of the historic building on the downtown square in Gainesville.
Jonathan Lee Casas had a "stroke of genius" as he walked to class a few weeks ago.
"Italy is pretty much the top of the heap for the Western church," Michael Henry said. "Not the Eastern church but the Western church. So lots of famous composers lived and worked and composed sacred music over the centuries in Italy, especially in Rome and in Venice."
Fifty years after the first class of nurses in Hall County began learning, Brenau University celebrated the graduation of its first nursing doctoral students.
When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.
The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.