The Halloween holiday isn't just a time for ghosts and specters. Area churches get into the action, too. Except churches provide an opportunity for more spiritually-focused activities.
REYNOLDS, N.D. - In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.
For a child with food allergies, Halloween treats can be a bit tricky.
White County has a new discovery to add to its rich gold mining history.
The Olympic tower at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center got a face-lift over the weekend by Argentine mural artist Franco "Jaz" Fasoli.
The 2013 National Young Marine Artist Search Competition awards ceremony may have been in San Diego, Calif., but its focus was on Northeast Georgia.
Once upon a time, the English village at the end of the gravel driveway in Clarkesville was just a simple sharecropper's home and the neighboring city of Alpine Helen was just another rural mountain town.
New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe became captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home in the South. In fact, she established her forte for "environmental fiction" when residing in coastal South Carolina.
After her friend told her about the "bitter cold" winters troops were enduring in Afghanistan, Charlotte Baker felt called to help.
MINNEAPOLIS - With cold weather approaching, a lot of chicken owners in places including Minneapolis are seeking new homes for their birds.
When you're living on a shoestring budget, it can seem hard to make healthy, affordable meals for the whole family. But by learning a few helpful skills and habits, parents can start to make a difference in their wallets and waistlines.
Lee Ann Mooney's eyes get a little teary as she watches her 15-year-old daughter steady her horse before going into the ring Friday afternoon at the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show.
"The students we have today are just technology natives."
Moments before the Dalai Lama took the stage at Emory University in Atlanta, the chattering crowd grew respectfully quiet.
Gainesville resident Jimmy DeFoor received the Legacy Award from the Georgia Rehabilitation Association in August to honor him for a lifetime of service for individuals with disabilities.
Diagnosed with Stage 2 lung cancer in May 2013, Gallery on the Square artist Ruth Money decided to turn her battle into art.
Dot Dusenberry is no stranger to bedside visits. The 12-year volunteer with the Northeast Georgia Health System easily recalls a moment from last year when she felt she truly made a difference in a patient's holiday enjoyment.
As Christmas is five days away, Gainesville residents may seek to celebrate Jesus' birth at one of the many Christmas Eve services the city has to offer.
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.