From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.
While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.
For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.
When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.
CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.
Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.
Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.
Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.
Change is in the air.
Charles Barrett had our attention when he said the magic word: doughnut.
ALPHARETTA - Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.
A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.
Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.
It's all a matter of cause and effect.
It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.
While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.
Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.
There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.
With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.
Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.
When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.
Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.
Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.
Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.
Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.
Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.