Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings.
Summer just isn't summer without a cool treat to enjoy when things get a little too warm outside.
Every summer, dozens of area teens converge on Northeast Georgia Medical Center for an opportunity to lend a helping hand - or a couple hundred.
Unity of Gainesville Church was host to a Tibetan Buddhist monk on June 13 for a discussion on healing the mind and body with spirituality.
Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.
If you've ever dreaded becoming a senior citizen, heed this word of advice: Keep living.
There's something magical about that moment when rubber soles meet asphalt pavement.
The latest trend in home decor isn't a particular shade of blue or style of hardwood floors. It's Pinterest.
If the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach, generations of kids have been approaching Father's Day all wrong.
How much do you know about the history of our American flag: The Star Spangled Banner; Red, White and Blue; The Grand Old Flag; Old Glory; Stars and Stripes?
If Dr. Ward in Cordele wasn't such a good family physician, a young Henry Jennings may not have been inspired to pursue a career in medicine.
A decorated high school distance runner has turned down a historic athletic scholarship to pursue ministry and missions.
Unless you know someone who knows someone, chances are you'd never suspect the secret that Preston Burt has hidden underneath his home.
Nothing celebrates summer quite like a fresh pie. It's as if we're taking the best the season has to offer - vibrantly colored produce practically bursting with flavor and nurtured to ripeness under a hot sun - and wrapping that bounty in a tender, flaky crust. Like a gift.
As Tommie Stewart was lying in his hospital bed waiting to have heart bypass surgery, two strangers walked in.
As Christmas is five days away, Gainesville residents may seek to celebrate Jesus' birth at one of the many Christmas Eve services the city has to offer.
Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.
It's all a matter of cause and effect.
It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.
While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.
Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.
There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.
With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.
Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.
When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.
Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.
Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.
Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.
Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.