There are few times in a woman's life more challenging than the first months of motherhood. But starting in January, there will be one fewer resource to help women during this time.
Amy Green neatly folded wrapping paper around a knitted blanket on Thursday. She and many others were preparing donated presents at Dogwood Forest assisted living home to give to local home-bound seniors. "This is wonderful," Green said. "It's a good way to give back to the elderly, especially at hard times like this." Though children are often at the forefront of people's minds during the Christmas season, the Be a Santa to a Senior program ...
One of Gainesville's favorite holiday traditions has reached a milestone this year. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County Charity Ball. The ball began soon after the organization was formed in the 1950s and is one of the Junior League's biggest fundraising events of the year. Every year, area civic groups select a high school girl to be their Belle of the Ball candidate. The girls then seek to raise ...
Cindy Woodsmall holds up a large piece of an Amish hand-sewn quilt in front of the class. She flips the quilt over and shows the students a patchwork of odd shapes held together by lose threads and exposed seams. She explains that the quilt is a lot like life. Most things that happen don't make sense, but when you see how it all comes together in the end, it makes something warm and is always ...
The holiday seasons seems to bring out the spirit of giving in people. Even as buying gifts for friends and family takes priority, local charities are making it easy for people help those in need, including animals. There are nearly 200 animals at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia who depend on donated food. All of the food the shelter provides to the animals comes through donations, and it is always in need of more. ...
Seven years ago, Tiffany Haley Williams was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
All over the country today, families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their blessings.
"He just always loved trains. He adored them," Russell Tether said of his father, Dr. Bob Tether.
Walter and Winkie Boomershine were honored Thursday at the North Georgia Community Foundation's annual Philanthropists of the Year Luncheon.
A Lula company is busy transforming blocks of foam into a winter wonderland for a major event in Washington state.
DAHLONEGA - Along a winding path in the forest at Glisson Camp & Retreat Center, the changing leaves took a symbolic tone as the EcoEternity Forest was consecrated Monday afternoon.
The more than 100 people on a Meals on Wheels waiting list may get some help from another set of wheels today.
Dick Mecum, former U.S. marshal and Hall County sheriff, has announced that he will run for chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
Brenau University bestowed its two highest nonacademic honors Thursday night during the President's Club dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club.
United Way of Hall County has raised more than 50 percent of its $1.8 million goal for 2011.
Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.
Though severe weather Saturday night washed out roadways in Flowery Branch, most students in the area made it to school Monday morning.
The Hall County Board of Education grappled with "philosophical issues" as it discussed ways to continue to function with a tight budget next year.
Whit Carmon was stepping off the bus after delivering his final term paper at the University of Georgia when his phone rang.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
Jennifer Robson sits in front of her laptop computer and scrolls through a list of ads on an adult website, looking for a local woman to call.
With tears in her eyes, second-grade teacher Maria McConnell says goodbye to her class.
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives.
Even though children aren't going to be able to visit their school library over the summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to hone their reading skills.
The Hall County Board of Education discussed ways to maintain employee morale while working within next year's tight budget.
Making a sandwich is easy: two slices of bread, some meat and cheese, and voila.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
Sometimes Allison Zafft said she thinks about the way her family and her life might have turned out if she'd never had her youngest daughter Aleah.
When Marett Peets first heard about Scotland's University of St. Andrews at a seventh-grade college fair, she thought it would be an interesting place to study but an unlikely place for her to land.
Most mornings Aaron Mullican is on the lake before sunrise and returns as the day is ending.