Two years after the death of its founder, a local missions group is starting to see his vision for the children of Uganda become reality.
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank celebrated the opening of its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Gainesville Friday with an open house.
The first day of school is always exciting - new friends to make, new teachers to learn from and new locker combinations to memorize.
Friday will mark a new beginning for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville. The nonprofit food bank is putting the finishing touches on its new building, the Boomershine Family Logistics Center, this week. The food bank will celebrate the completion of the new building Friday with an open house. The facility broke ground last August. "It's been a fun year. It's been right at a year since the groundbreaking," Georgia Mountain Food Bank Chairman ...
Anne Marie Langley sorted through a rack of men's shirts picking out her new husband's favorite colors and draping them over her arm.
When students have the tools they need to succeed in school, it can make a huge difference in their grades and academic achievement.
Parents again will be able to take advantage of a back-to-school tax holiday this weekend. Necessary school supplies will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes for 48 hours on Friday and Saturday. Back-to-school items that are exempt from sales tax include clothing under $100 per item, general school supplies and personal computers and accessories under $1,000. This will be the first tax holiday for school items since the popular event was ...
Not everyone can drop everything and experience the 2012 Summer Olympics in person in London. Fortunately, modern technology makes it possible to experience the excitement of the games with the rest of the world, no matter where you are. Mack Turner of Gainesville said he's been watching so many Olympic events that he's feeling a little overloaded. His favorite sports to watch are track and field and gymnastics. He, his wife and three young children ...
When Georgia, a white Siberian tiger, didn't leave her den Thursday night, her caretakers knew something wasn't right.
Though they didn't do anything wrong, a child placed in foster care can be scared and confused.
Several area banks have been ranked among the "safest in America" in an article by the website Investing Answers and reported by MSN Money.
It's always nice to know you're appreciated. That's what some Gainesville churches hope to express to educators Sunday, at the first Teacher Appreciation and Prayer Service hosted by First Presbyterian Church. "I think it's important that we all know we're appreciated and we want them to know that the task they do is extremely important," said the Rev. Daniel Hagmaier of First Presbyterian. "We want them to know that they're not alone and that people ...
For the last four years, the old Green Street Pool has been left dry and empty, but the historic property could undergo changes by the end of the year.
Sandy Taylor said she's just taking things one day at a time since her oldest daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May.
Meals on Wheels recipients are getting a little more than the hot meal they're accustomed to.
One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Regardless of which church you attend, it's likely you have heard the story behind the Christmas season. But some people need reminding.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church is hosting its 17th annual Christmas is One Language concert this Sunday.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
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