Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.
Churchgoers line up Sunday after Sunday to get their weekly dose of the Word, but for some, Sundays aren't enough.
In the mornings, Winter Cox sits with a cup of tea and her two dogs, finding solace in her new cedar-planked sunroom that overlooks her spacious backyard.
Fast, fresh and flavorful food is the goal of the In and Out Deli. And the deli - located inside Piedmont Tractor and Equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville - seems to succeed by streamlining its lunch service with house-made sandwiches, chips and sodas in glass bottles.
The old Dover Cemetery is all but invisible from the road save for a few heavily worn headstones peeking out from a family plot overgrown with long, dry grass and pine saplings. Further back, some of the more recent headstones have been tended to, but a collapsed wire fence and thickets of brambles stand as evidence of years of neglect.
Laurie Davidson has been going to the J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville for almost nine years. In those years, she has seen many new people come just after the beginning of the year only to disappear a couple of months later.
When Wendy Paradis sees someone in need, she isn't shy about offering them a hand.
With three professional degrees under her belt, the Rev. Cynthia Park has a lot to offer the congregation at Grace Episcopal Church.
With colder months quickly approaching and forecasts of frigid winters on the horizon, home gardeners begin preparing their beds to brave the freezes to ensure the survival of greenery and flowers.
New Year's Eve parties have always existed as the final celebration of a year past. Fizzy champagne, sparkling clothes, silly glasses and savory treats are characteristic of the occasion, but in recent years, new trends have begun to flourish.
Four teens were handed faux steering wheels and asked to pull their phones out. Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jonathan Fitzpatrick then asked them to remember a simple line they would text to a random friend, "The movie starts at 6."
When asked how it feels to be the last son of a centurylong legacy, David Meaders responds with the humor and humility typical of his easy-going, deeply Southern personality.
With the new year on the way, many people are looking forward to change and some find their change within themselves by tithing.
As Christmas draws near, many home cooks are stocking their pantries and refrigerators in preparation for Christmas dinner.
It's hard to think about the holidays as anything other than the best time of the year, but for some, particularly those who have lost a loved one, it can cause dread instead of anticipation or depression instead of joy.
Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.
During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.
I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."
The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.
Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.
Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.
Chris Thomas knew Honduras was an impoverished, crime-stricken country when he first ventured there nine years ago.
Sometimes things just fall right into place. And no one knows that statement rings more true than Lauren Youngblood.
On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.
Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.
For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.
No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.
When Lorena Collins accepted a friend's invitation five decades ago, she had no idea what she was getting into.
When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.
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