The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.
A group of developmentally disabled adults in Demorest is using its members' creativity to help others in their community overcome life's challenges.
The Civil War had ended the previous year when parishioners from two Flowery Branch churches sat together and discussed the merging of their respective parishes.
One of the best childhood memories I can remember was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.
Traditionally the showpiece of the holiday meal, turkey tends to intimidate.
NEW YORK - One man's Elf on the Shelf is another's Kermit the Frog, but at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is room for both.The parade has to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser for the more than 3 million people who typically attend the event and the TV audience of 50 million. There are 86 years of history to honor while making a pitch to first-time fans.
Josh Grindle didn't know what to think when his mother, Lori, picked him up early from school Tuesday.
Josten representative Pat Cornelius presented Lakeview Academy yearbook faculty sponsor Brooke Burt and the 2011-12 yearbook staff with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award.
There's a saying about a road paved with good intentions. But the road Janet Henry is on may be heaven sent.
ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.His legacy is now being honored through a community center built to help other low-income people find a path out of poverty.
Preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family can be as much of a holiday tradition as actually eating the food.
Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not?
Kenneth McElreath knew his life was going to change forever as soon as he stepped into the bus heading to Fort Benning near Columbus.
Nathaniel Simon grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories.
Angelo Velis smiled broadly Thursday night as he gestured toward a group of young adults and teens playing basketball on the courts at Myrtle Street Park in Gainesville.
I have never made a holiday meal.
Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.
Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.
A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.
We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.
Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.
A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery."
Carolyn Hogan said she didn't expect much when she sat down in front of the computer and typed her long-lost sister's name in the search bar.
Marcie Dover was 19 years old when he left his home in Alabama for basic training, New Jersey and eventually a ship to Europe in 1944. He hadn't even had a chance to finish high school before being drafted.
If you've owned your vehicle for a while, you've likely spilled a few drinks, dropped a couple of french fries or worse - let the dog ride shotgun. And that new-car smell is nothing more than a fading memory even after a wash and vacuum.
Last fall, musician Jason Kenney of Dahlonega didn't know if he would even record his first solo album because of the financial involvement.
Don't tell James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman that eggs are trending.
Editor's note: Savannah King and J.K. Devine trained and participated in the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Chase. The following are their separate accounts.
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