As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."
Tony Baker stowed his firefighting gear safely in his locker, hoping to store away his day as a rookie with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. When he couldn't quiet his thoughts, the then-28-year-old Gainesville native pulled out a simple black-and-white composition book and searched for a quiet place to be alone.
At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy and head down the "left" path. Or he could travel on a higher road on the "right" path and become a successful person.
Seated cross-legged on the floor wearing a black tank top, painted-splattered blue jean overalls and black shoes peppered with speckles of even more paint, Fox Gradin carefully swipes her brush across the frame of a small doghouse at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville.
Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any longer, or at least need some help with everyday chores.