Titus Smith, 6, pets "Runaway" on Saturday after riding her at the Loomis Bros. Circus at Chicopee Agricultural Center. David and Ashley Smith of Buford, with youngest son Gage, 1, are in the background. The circus featured acrobats, clowns, aerialists, thrill acts and animal acts including elephants and Bengal and white Siberian tigers. "We hope to come back next year," said spokesperson Erik Scott. "The response was pretty good."
Northeast Georgia residents celebrated the Fourth of July on Friday, with the American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7's fireworks display being one of the highlights. Laurel Park on Lake Lanier in Gainesville was the site for the annual pyrotechnics, which also included an offseason visit from Santa Claus.
The third annual Dingo Days of Summer kicked off a three-day race weekend Friday night with the 2014 Wrenched Bicycles Street Sprints and Crits.
The 7th annual Mitch Farmer June Jam kicked off Saturday afternoon with something new - 15-year-old Barron King's animation dance routine to a couple of electronic dance mixes. The charity event's goals, however, are the same as when local realtor Farmer started it in 2007, with this year's profits going to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hall and Dawson counties. CASA provides legal advocates for child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. When Farmer died in December 2009 from a congenital heart defect, his friends and family carried on the June concerts. "His legacy is carried ...
Thirty-four local swimmers and three instructors went swimming Friday in Flowery Branch to try to set a Guinness World Record and promote swim safety.
The Gainesville Farmers Market opened Friday afternoon with many returning vendors and two new ones.
The Gainesville Housing Authority kicked off a community garden project Wednesday with a lot of little help at Melrose Apartments.
The young and old, two humans dressed as a biddy and a bunny, some dogs for petting and a U.S. representative turned out Wednesday for the fifth annual Lanier Village Estates Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends.
Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.
Two-hundred ninety daddies and daughters danced on the blond wooden floor Friday night at the Gainesville Civic Center Friday night for the 14th annual Daddy Daughter Dance.
A Hall County man was in jail Tuesday night after allegedly leading Hall County deputies on an extended car chase and foot search that lasted two hours and ended under an abandoned house.
About 30 student members of the Gainesville Junior Homesteaders Club made cheese from a kit Monday at Gainesville Exploration Academy. Most seemed to enjoy the experience more than the final product, but they tasted it anyway with only a few grimaces. The after-school club, formerly known as The Garden Club, meets each Monday and has explored beekeeping and gardening, plans to pick strawberries, revisit beekeeping and gardening and will make pizza dough to go with their mozzarella next week, said club leader and parent volunteer Amanda Castaneda. Parent Maria Martinez, whose sons Henry, 10, and Angel, 9, helped make the ...
The Northeast Georgia Alpine Village of Helen on Saturday celebrated its fourth annual Fasching, the German version of Mardi Gras, with a parade and a quick group float through town on the Chattahoochee River in the afternoon and a party Saturday night. "Our purpose is to be spontaneous, fun, and to promote the city," said one of the event's organizers, Sharon Hartis. "No politics, just fun." Thirty-five brightly dressed "faschingverein" put in their inflatable rafts along River Street and floated about a quarter-mile through town, taking out at the Munich Strasse bridge. Helen's "friendship city" of Fussen, Germany ...
Santa Claws warmly greeted "Little Red" by name Saturday morning when owner Carolee Gailey brought the jauntily-dressed, ruddy dachshund into the makeshift photo studio at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.
One of the most popular "squarecrows" was back in her downtown spot on the square Thursday, just in time for Halloween.