Gainesville churches have teamed up to help homeless families get back on their feet. After more than a year of organizing and gathering support, Family Promise of Hall County plans to accept its first family May 1. Family Promise has networks across the nation that provide shelter, food and support to homeless families with children. Hall County Family Promise will provide for about 14 people when they open. The families will sleep on mobile beds ...
Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system. A community meeting in the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy cafeteria Thursday night provided an opportunity to discuss an upcoming program that will provide Georgia-grown food for school lunches. Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy was one of three Georgia schools to be selected to participate in a pilot program that would put 75-100 percent Georgia-grown food on the lunch menu for one week starting ...
Perseverance is a word Curt Beccue knows well. Not only did he exemplify the word's meaning but it's also the word that he correctly spelled to claim his victory in the Gainesville City Schools Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-five middle school students competed against one another to win the spelling bee and go on to the Georgia Association of Educators District Spelling Bee in Suwanee on Feb. 25. The winner of that competition will ...
Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy will be putting 75 to 100 percent Georgia-grown foods on the lunch menu for one week this spring.
A small, 180-year-old cabin from Dahlonega's gold rush era made a six-mile trek Tuesday morning to its new location at North Georgia College & State University.
The Students Against Destructive Decisions chapters in Hall and Gainesville City High Schools are among the high schools that have been awarded a grant to help prevent teenagers from drinking and getting behind the wheel.
One of Gainesville State College's faculty members has been awarded for a lifetime of achievement in the field of gerontology.
Shortly after the Christmas holiday, Lucia Martin got in her car to run an errand. The Lyman Hall Elementary School secretary was driving on Ledan Extension about 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 27 when her car slipped off the road onto the shoulder. She overcorrected and drove across the roadway. Her car left the road and hit a tree, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Martin was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. Martin's left arm, elbow, ...
Dr. Wendell Carpenter, 79, of Gainesville died Thursday morning following an extended illness.
A widowed mother of four struggles to make ends meet by working two jobs. By the time she's made her car payment and rent, she's out of money for the month. The good news is that this isn't her real life, it's just a "Reality Check." Eighth-grade students from West Hall Middle School, North Hall Middle School and Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development participated Wednesday in the pilot program, Reality Check, at Lanier ...
In a time when much of the Middle East is in a seemingly constant state of change, North Georgia College & State University provided an opportunity for clarification and discussion.
North Georgia College & State University returns for the third year with The Great Decisions lecture series produced by the Foreign Policy Association.
Fans of Chandler Massey braved the rainy weather Friday night to watch his big-screen debut. The movie "16-Love," staring Massey, premieres in select theaters across the country this weekend, including Hollywood 15 Stadium Cinemas in Gainesville. The location couldn't be more appropriate as the tennis-themed romantic comedy has local ties. Chandler Massey, who plays the role of talented tennis rookie "Farrell Gambles," is the grandson of Gainesville natives Abit and Kayanne Massey. He is a ...
Hall County high schools will keep the seven-period schedule they've had for the last two years in the upcoming school year.
Almost 1 million children in Georgia are overweight or obese, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reports.
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.
Angels are everywhere.
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.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
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