Being submerged in water symbolically represents purification. But the history bubbling up from the rapids of the Chattooga River has been tainted for some people since the 1970s. That's when Hollywood came a-courting Rabun County as the location for the 1972 movie "Deliverance." The film was based on a book by the same title, written by James Dickey and set along the fictional Cahulawassee River. "Knowing that he was a South Carolinian, everyone knew the ...
Instead of focusing strictly on Sunday morning sermons, more worship leaders are reaching out to the community to help those around them improve their overall lives.
These days, most everyone is interested in making sure they're running an energy-efficient home.
Although you can find slow cookers on store shelves and kitchen cabinets all year long, many cooks don't give them a second thought until the mercury begins to drop in the thermometer.
The average person may look at the sky and see a solid field of blue. But for an artist, it's a blanket of interwoven shades of aquamarine and cerulean.
Although many people think of the beginning of the year as a time to implement resolutions geared toward self-improvement, it never hurts to look at the bigger picture.
The last few holidays have brought interesting changes to Kelsey's Trusty's life.
As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.
Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.
You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child. My version of living on the edge consists of eating a nonbreakfast food as my first meal of the day - here's looking at you sugar cookie smeared in cream cheese icing. I've always been the reserved and cautious type. My mom calls it introspective; on occasion, my friends call it me being a wet blanket. I'm not against ...
When singer Trevor Jones is struggling with a performance, he knows exactly how to get things back on track.
Gumdrops on shingles and icing on chimneys ... these are a few of Roberta Schuetze's favorite things.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, Christian rappers get no respect. At least that's how Austin Whelchel sees it. And he's doing his best to change that. "I think a lot of times, you have different Christian rappers who understand the gospel, but they don't understand the art form of hip-hop," said Whelchel, a 21-year-old Flowery Branch resident. "Psalms 33, verse 3, says, 'Play skillfully.' I've really taken to studying hip-hop. Not just looking to certain people who ...
Gifts themselves are nice, but presentation is everything. The wrapping is the first thing your loved one will see when you give them your present, so make it count. Bill Cosby drove that point home on an old episode of "The Cosby Show," where he played the role of Dr. Cliff Huxtable. In this particular scene, Cosby's character made his potential son-in-law's mouth water when he described a porterhouse steak dinner, with all the trimmings. ...
Snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip cookies may be delicious, but when you're trying to impress a holiday crowd, sometimes you have to pull out all of the stops.
As you read this, I'm most likely happily immersed in a world of flour spills, sprinkle dumps and misplaced frosting smears. Translation: baking Christmas cookies with a 3-year-old.
"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"
One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.
Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
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