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Gainesville man given prestigious Boy Scout award

A school bus full of children sat in a snowdrift, unable to move. As the snow piled up and nervous children panicked, a lone student took charge by rigging the telegraph wires to signal for help, a skill he learned as a Boy Scout.

September 02, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Showcasing a wash of color

Who knew a wash could be so bold? The Georgia Watercolor Society certainly does. This year, the society's annual members' exhibition displays the rich colors, and rich talent, of our state and beyond.

August 18, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Artist finds success without intention

What started as minor repairs for his Hot Wheels and Tonka trucks has turned into a regional phenomenon that boggles the mind of Gainesville artist Chris LeWallen.

"My bother and I used to paint our toys," said LeWallen. That is how it all began.

August 11, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Getting canned can be a great idea

Some people pick it up out of necessity. Some want to learn because grandma passed away before teaching it. And others are simply looking for a way to save some money on the grocery bill.

July 20, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life


Nostalgia, Americana and just plain ol’ cool stuff drive local Coca-Cola collectors

Type in the words "Coca-Cola" on eBay, and on any given day, roughly 40,000 items will pop up for bidding. To put that in perspective as far as collectibles go, typing in NASCAR only reveals a few more than 6,000 items.

July 11, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life


Sautee exhibit captures essence of mountain life

Enjoying Appalachia doesn't have to mean tubing down the Chattahoochee or winning watermelon seed-spitting contests. In fact, it doesn't even require a hike up the famed trail.

July 07, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


104-year-old continues to grow, but never grows old

BLAIRSVILLE - Lois Barr has some advice on life: Form healthy habits and be consistent. Those are key, she says, to longevity.

July 03, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life


Ray Stevens streaks into Hiawassee

If Elvis is the king of rock 'n' roll and Michael Jackson is the king of pop, then Ray Stevens could be considered the king of corny satire.

June 30, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Artist offers his philosophy of figures

In a high-tech, digitally driven world, it's hard to imagine taking the time to carefully paint a person's likeness. For artist Charles Young Walls, that's just the point he wants to drive home during a two hour demonstration tonight.

June 23, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Wild blackberries offer up wild, wonderful fruit

Enjoying the flavors of Georgia embodies more than peaches and peanuts. For a real down-home experience, not much beats stopping alongside a country road for a basket of fresh blackberries.

June 22, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life


‘Lord Nelson’ performance illustrates music with history

Members of the Voices of North Georgia are ready to wrap up their season, but this time they're going out with a twist: The choral group is adding a multimedia feature to entertain and educate.

May 02, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Annual cook-off celebrates the chicken

Six hours, 32 teams and 4,300 pounds of raw chicken adds up to one heck of an afternoon - if you're man or woman enough.

April 21, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Flowery Branch senior wants kids to learn what it means to be physically fit

Childhood obesity: It's in the news, in the supermarkets and on the couches of America's homes. And some kids are just sick of unhealthy habits. Kids like Liz French.

April 19, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life


Evening of India offers more than exotic fashions

Want to learn a little bit about India without cracking a book?

April 14, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


Take a seat for big fun in North Georgia

The world's largest ball of twine. The highest outhouse in the lower 48. A scarecrow-infested town.

March 31, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Get Out


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