Most kids spend their weekends playing sports or video games, but for 27 local youth weekends are a time for search and rescue training and scouring the wilderness for simulated airplane crashes.
On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.
Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.
For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.
"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said.
Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener.
As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.
Perhaps the only thing more comforting than a steaming bowl of chicken soup on the Jewish table is a warm noodle kugel.
The dawn is just starting to break as crews jump in their trucks and take off to their districts.
From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.
Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13.
Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.
With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.
ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.
Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.
FORSYTH COUNTY - Amy Adams was 23 weeks pregnant. On her fourth visit to the doctor, they found the Northwest Forsyth woman had no amniotic fluid and signs of stress in the womb, stunting the growth of her unborn child's lungs.
Two 11-year-old girls sit in the lunchroom at C.W. Davis Middle School, drinking out of milk cartons and discussing pictures on the iPhone app, Instagram.
Henry Reyno Petree and his fellow soldiers in the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment specialized in building bridges, lots of bridges.
Northeast Georgia children will be able to visit Africa without a passport or leaving the country.
When the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, football fans from across the country will gather to witness the sport's most important game.
There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.
On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.
Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.
Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.
It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.
When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.
As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.
Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.
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