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Prepping consultant ready to face any disaster

National Geographic's reality TV show "Doomsday Preppers" depicts people obsessed with the end of the world and spend a lot of money and time preparing for it. Bomb shelters, years worth of food stores, hidden caches of weapons and armored vehicles make regular appearances on the show.

December 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Clip-clop around town in a horse-drawn carriage

Few things set the Christmas mood better than the clip-clop of horses' hooves on pavement as it draws a carriage packed with sightseers around a town square decked in lights.

December 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


South Hall mountain biking trail gets approval

An international mountain biking organization has been given the go-ahead by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to begin designing a trail for the Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

December 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Cadillac, Mazda dealership moves to Gainesville

Veteran car dealership Atlanta Automotive Group has moved to Gainesville.

December 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Business


Donate carefully this holiday season

Many people consider giving to charity this time of year, but not every organization deserves your donations.

December 11, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


911 dispatcher spends 21 years answering the call

"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

December 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Ceremony to honor veterans with wreaths

Saturday morning, local residents will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville honoring veterans, both past and present.

December 08, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Christmas descends on Green Street

Gainesville's most iconic thoroughfare will close down Sunday, making way for the annual holiday parade and community celebration, Christmas on Green Street.

December 05, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


‘Nutcracker’ dances into holidays

Whether it is spent sitting around a Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa or outside pelting each other with snowballs, the holidays are a time to celebrate with loved ones and reminisce about past festivities. This year, Gainesville Ballet is celebrating its past with its 40th anniversary season and a rendition of "The Nutcracker."

December 05, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Two beekeeping operations earn ‘best’ recognition

Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.

December 04, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Little girl's rare disease worsens

Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.

December 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Love Light celebrates 34 years of donations

Northeast Georgia Medical Center will hold its 34th annual Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday.

November 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


John Berry to bring annual Christmas show to Gainesville

Country music singer John Berry will bring his annual Christmas tour to Riverside Academy on Tuesday night to benefit the Gainesville nonprofit organization Challenged Child and Friends.

November 28, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Buford High student to march in Macy’s parade

Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 26, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


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Articles By Author - Andrew Akers


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Spring season arrives at Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Painting of wildlife, rural life and surreal images as well as clay and bronze sculptures will adorn the walls and floor space for the spring exhibition at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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