LANCASTER, Pa. - Conservative Amish groups have larger families than other Amish and their children are far less likely to leave the church, a trend expected to bring dramatic changes for them in the coming years, according to a book on the distinctive religious group published recently.
After being rained out two weeks in a row, children finally got the opportunity to enjoy a morning in the Gardens on Green in Gainesville.
By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.
One Saturday night a month, the old gym behind the Sautee-Nacoochee Center in White County comes alive with the sound of mountain music and swirling of dancers following a contra dance caller. Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing and is practiced all across the country.
When Harry Scroggs was serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he saw trucks loaded with fallen soldiers who paid the price of freedom with their lives as they were shipped home from the battlefield.
Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.
Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.
From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.
After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.
Two hundred years ago this summer, Maj. George Armistead commissioned a flag maker by the name of Mary Young Pickersgill in Baltimore, Md., to sew two flags for Fort McHenry at Baltimore Harbor. One of them would be 30 feet by 42 feet, large enough the British could see it from a long distance across the water as it loomed over the star-shaped fort.
On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.
Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.
A month from now, don't say I didn't warn you.
While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.
The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band recently surprised one of its longest standing members with a birthday celebration.
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.
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