Editor's Note: This is the first in the "Georgia Original" series of stories spotlighting area residents who have contributed to the betterment of Hall County through their community works. In this series, The Times will highlight one person each month.
When you consider the fact that The Times newsroom was once a parking deck, it's really not so bad.
In the hour before sunrise Thursday morning, a group of eclectic hot air balloonists and their crews laughed and chatted about the weather while they sat inside the Helendorf River Inn in Helen.
For the past few years, I've been listening to some of the more fit people I know rave about the Latin dance-inspired workout, Zumba.
After learning about the needs of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, fourth-graders at Myers Elementary School took it upon themselves to help out.
By the end of the year My Sister's Place, a homeless shelter for women and children, will be able to double the number of families it helps.
Three former Marines stepped onto the yellow footprints they knew in their youth at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in South Carolina.
It's easy to call Gainesville one of the best places for boating when you look at Lake Lanier.
The recent rain has been very good for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank as the seeds from its first community garden begin to grow and flourish.
Mark Coleman and the late Chris Mance spent the last few years preparing for retirement. Both high school principals in Hall County, Coleman at Flowery Branch and Mance at Gainesville, purchased cottages in their hometown of Clayton. "We were going to retire and go back home and enjoy doing all the things we used to do when we were just coach and player," Coleman said of Mance, whom he had as a student early in ...
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. For the past eight months of their year-and-a-half engagement, Evans and her fiance Jared Roberts prepared for a wedding at the Walters Barn, a popular wedding and event venue in Lula. Then in early March - two months before the wedding - a fire destroyed the barn. "I cried, oh I cried," Evans said remembering the moment she heard ...
By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.
Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.
Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.
From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.
Lynnett Farmer was walking outside to check on her garden Wednesday afternoon when she heard a distinctive rattle coming from a ditch a few feet away.
On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.
Animals lovers understand the comfort and unconditional love that pets bring into a home.
Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.
Children laughed and screamed excitedly as they held their balloons up in the air waiting for the countdown to finish so they could let go and watch them float away.
A rental home on Cleveland Highway in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.
A Cleveland woman was uninjured when her van crashed Wednesday morning into Lake Lanier.
A wreck killed one just after 9 Wednesday morning on Tanners Mill Road in southeast Hall County.
While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.
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