A new sport is sweeping across senior communities and public gyms in North Georgia. The game pickleball, akin to tennis and badminton, frequently attracts seniors because of its smaller courts and greater accessibility.
Upon first impression, Brianna Ray is a typical American teenager. The Lumpkin County High School sophomore keeps her long hair tied back in a ponytail and her video games are strewn around the base of the television. But after a few minutes with Brianna, it's clear this 16-year-old girl is more fierce than most. She's a first-degree black belt in Korean-style martial arts and is on her way to earning her second degree black belt. ...
Supplying needy children across the globe with Christmas gifts is an admirable goal, but Gainesville resident Jim Lee wants to offer foreign kids more than tangible items. He wants to offer them the gift of Christian faith.
Whenever Mark Fockele visits a new building his eyes are immediately drawn to the nearest window. It's a subconscious habit he's developed over the past 20 years.
There are hair stylists, and there are artists. "I was the kid (who) always used to chase my sisters around to do their hair," Dennis Stokely said. "I've always had a knack for hair. I've always loved beautiful women." The art and passion for his profession can't be taught, said Stokely, who styled Paula Abdul's hair for her final two years on "American Idol." However, proper skills and technique can. The 49-year-old celebrity hairstylist showed ...
For 30 years, Dee Snow taught her elementary school students the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Now retired, she has returned to learning the basics - the Bible basics that is.
Inside the waiting room is a cacophony of beeping alarms, hissing elevator doors, rushing feet and chatter punctuated by cough. But in the garden, all is quiet.
Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks thought he was healthy until he was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago.
On most weekdays, Johnny Wilson arrives at Hall County Transit at 5:45 a.m., before the sun has even risen, to check the fluid levels, tire pressure and light functions of his bus in preparation for his 8-hour shift.
More than seven decades ago, Cecil Boswell joined the U.S. Army. The 96-year-old served as a cook in the 4th Infantry Division for five years, 22 months of which were spent in Europe. He refers to himself as a "graduated meat-cutter," explaining he cooked the food and brought it to the troops on the front lines. Boswell said he was a part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and helped with the liberation ...
North Georgia is home to another esteemed military school, only it's for college-age men and women.
Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for those who have fought for our country. But the young men and women of our local military schools, many of whom aspire to continue the tradition of this holiday by formally serving in uniform, are often overlooked.
Over two years ago, much of the 136-year-old Harmony Hall Baptist Church went up in flames during an electrical fire. Afterward, the distraught congregation vowed to rebuild, and now they are fulfilling their promise.
Every day you turn on the faucet in your house and clean water comes out. It's something most Americans take for granted. You use it to wash your hands, rinse vegetables, pour yourself a glass of water. It's when you don't have it that you realize what a wonder it is. I recently found out the water coming out of my tap wasn't exactly clean. We have a well and hadn't had a bacteria test ...
Despite the fact that no celebration is complete without a cake, the stuff generally isn't healthy. But if you're going to indulge in a celebratory slice this holiday season, reduce your guilt by making it a little bit healthier.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
Angels are everywhere.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
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.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.
For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.
When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
Despite the hardships posed by colony collapse disorder, many Northeast Georgia beekeepers are thriving.
When local beekeeper Bob Bradbury surveyed his beehives last March in preparation for spring, he found a big surprise. About 80 percent of his hives were empty.