At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."
For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.
Will Wagner spends his days on the beach, under shady trees and riding around in nature. Sounds like a walk in the park, and for Wagner it is, literally.
The seasons may not be changing, but boutiques and hair salons of Gainesville already are seeing a bevy of pint-sized customers who want to shake up their style before the first school bell rings.
Hall County natives Isaac Hopkins and Noah Haines wonder what gospel-singing aliens must sound like on an almost daily basis lately. Then again, so would Jimmy Carter if the former president had actually encountered an out-of-this-world species in 1969.
Faith Thompson giggled a little self-consciously when practicing the Japanese language.
A handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton's tomato plants reads "Doc 'n' Fran's 'Mater Farm." Ashton Locke made the sign for her great-grandfather.
Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.
Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.
For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.
Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.
As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.
What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.
Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.
Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.
From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.
While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.
For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.
When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.
CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.
Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.
Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.
Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.
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