DAHLONEGA - Hundreds of language students and their teachers participated in the University of North Georgia's 38th annual Modern Language Day competition April 11, including one teacher who competed in the event when she was in high school.
People often dream about getting the opportunity to go back in time and meet their heroes.
ST. ANTHONY'S MONASTERY, Egypt - In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony's Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.
Growing up in the country, Kathy Lovett's family always had a garden. But she did not take an active interest until later in life.
Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East - the Far East - that is capturing some of that shine: fried chicken, Asian-style.
After Emma Grimsley's youngest brother, John, was born with Spina Bifida, she and her best friend Anna Bussler decided to help other children like him by raising awareness about the birth defect.
On Thursday, family psychologist John Rosemond will return to Gainesville for an evening with parents.
Looking for a job isn't easy for anyone.
The rich tones of an "ancient technology" lulled members and guests of Unity of Gainesville church into a state of deep relaxation Tuesday night.
Betty Wright and Peggy Gracey fiddled with the Mylar balloon's string, as they secured it to the little pine wagon filled with small colorful quilts individually, neatly packaged.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.
"It only takes a few seconds to make that first impression," Connie Davis said. "But it takes a long time to reverse it."
For the past two years, Joani Livingston and Renée McKay have been working to put a face on a little-known problem with the nation's health care system.
Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. But even if your garden has yet to grow, you can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.
Decorating for the Easter holiday usually involves displaying a few bunnies and eggs on shelves around the house.
What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.
The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.
I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.
Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.
On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.
Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.
Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.
When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.
Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.
Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.
Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."
When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.
As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.
Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.
While Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia area is peppered with dozens of senior apartments, retirement communities and independent- and assisted-living facilities, some Southern natives still prefer to stay in their own home. However, the home is not equipped to handle their developing physical ailments.
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