Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for those who have fought for our country. But the young men and women of our local military schools, many of whom aspire to continue the tradition of this holiday by formally serving in uniform, are often overlooked.
Over two years ago, much of the 136-year-old Harmony Hall Baptist Church went up in flames during an electrical fire. Afterward, the distraught congregation vowed to rebuild, and now they are fulfilling their promise.
Every day you turn on the faucet in your house and clean water comes out. It's something most Americans take for granted. You use it to wash your hands, rinse vegetables, pour yourself a glass of water. It's when you don't have it that you realize what a wonder it is. I recently found out the water coming out of my tap wasn't exactly clean. We have a well and hadn't had a bacteria test ...
Despite the fact that no celebration is complete without a cake, the stuff generally isn't healthy. But if you're going to indulge in a celebratory slice this holiday season, reduce your guilt by making it a little bit healthier.
To be totally honest, I haven't felt very motivated to exercise lately. I'm still interested in health and fitness. I spend the time I should spend exercising either looking up healthy recipes and exercise moves on Pinterest or reading health magazines. Lately, it seems like I'd rather just think about exercise than actually do it. So when my editor (and apparently my fitness conscience) reminded me it was my turn to write about a fitness ...
Bullying has been a problem for young students for years, but the rise of cyberbullying, where harassers take to the Internet to pursue their victims during after-school hours, has increased the impact for victims.
Sitting on grandpa's knee listening to him spin yarns about yesteryear is something every kid should cherish. But little did Jackson, the young grandson of Vic Wilson, know what those stories would start.
Lately, the "littlest things" are bringing tears to the eyes of the women at My Sister's Place.
Tracy Bedolla and Andy Garcia giggled as they chewed mint leaves they found in the garden. The classmates disagreed as to what the leaves were called. Tracy said the leaves were called "candy leaves." Andy argued the leaves tasted more like gum than candy. Nearly 80 second-graders from McEver Arts Academy attended the final enrichment lesson for the fall season Tuesday at Gardens on Green. The program, orchestrated by the Hall County Master Gardeners, will ...
When Connie Rodriguez was a child living in Mexico, she said she felt a little afraid of the skulls and altars she saw around her home and town at the end of October. Her grandmother told her not to worry, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was a happy time, a holiday to be excited about.
Some of Georgia's most iconic artists have pieces on display at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville as part of a first-of-its-kind tour in decades across the state.
While other retired couples look forward to spending time together, Steve Inlow spends much of his time managing medications, doctor appointments and day-to-day activities for his wife. Inlow cares for his wife who has Alzheimer's.
The Halloween holiday isn't just a time for ghosts and specters. Area churches get into the action, too. Except churches provide an opportunity for more spiritually-focused activities.
REYNOLDS, N.D. - In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.
For a child with food allergies, Halloween treats can be a bit tricky. Many candies contain common allergens that can cause a child to experience anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction. Fortunately, a nightmarish allergic reaction can be avoided with a little preparation and communication. According to Food Allergy Research and Education, foodallergy.org, one in 13 children have a food allergy in the United States. More than 90 percent of food allergies come ...
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.
Angels are everywhere.
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.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.
For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.
When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
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