People often dream about getting the opportunity to go back in time and meet their heroes. Though he wasn't able to actually time travel, one local teacher and baseball coach participated in the filming of a movie about his hero, baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Kirklan Moore, a physical education teacher at Centennial Arts Academy and a softball and baseball assistant coach at Gainesville High School, plays a third baseman in the movie "42." Moore said ...
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. Between scouring job boards, filling out applications, writing resumes and interviewing, job seekers can easily rack up 40 or more hours a week. But younger workers feel the job search may actually be a bit more difficult for them than it is for older, more experienced workers. Makita McMullen, 23, of Gainesville, works as a certified nursing assistant but hopes to grow in her career. She said ...
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.
For more than a century, the lilium longiflorum, or Easter lily, has been associated with the most holy of Christian holidays in North America.
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.
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