For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.
Between 75 and 80 percent of people in Hall County are overweight or obese, according to a study done by local health care leaders.
If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.
Sometimes business owners don't measure success by profits and sales, but by the doors their enterprise can open for others.
If the county approves the Hall County Library System's fiscal year 2014 budget later this month, the system will be able to restore hours to all branches.
When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.
When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.
Johnny Valentine knows a bargain when he sees one.
Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.
Savannah Schneider said most of her actions these days are driven by her desire to earn college scholarships.
As Lacy Wilson stood in a dressing room at Walt Disney World, she helped her 6-year-old daughter Jacelyn Wilson into a blue-sequined Cinderella dress. She couldn't help but break down.
For hundreds of years, the stained glass windows of churches around the world have served as storytellers to the people who worship inside.
The third-grade students in Lindsay Brown's class are busy playing games.
Students and teachers spent a portion of Monday morning quietly hunkered down in the far corners of their classrooms while police officers roamed the halls.
"Music itself is such a powerful thing," Micah Massey said.
Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.
When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.
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