PLANO, Texas - Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense. "It's not just all about being pretty," said 17-year-old Sloane Towery as a stylist fixed her hair for her formal portrait. "I've learned about etiquette, and how to ...
When Sabrina Mitchell was growing up in North Carolina, there were two things that were guaranteed to happen on Sundays, no matter what.
In 1830, a group of 10 men donated $1 each for the purchase of 40 acres of land that would become Lumpkin Campground in Dawson County.
If the thought of harvesting the last of your summer crops has you going through gardening withdrawal, there's no reason to fret.
Just because summer is dwindling away, that doesn't mean your enjoyment of its produce has to fade during the rest of the year.
A group of South Hall residents are women on a mission.
Janelle Wilson developed a love for outer space at a young age, so it's no surprise she was thrilled to attend a space academy program last month at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
At the Limestone Heritage Nursing Home in Gainesville, the number 103 has special significance.
The heavens, earth and sea have come together in one large community art project at a local church.
Homemade "seed bombs" are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners.
For chef Alex Hwang, competition is a piece of cake - literally.
Pippi Z. Donk is a heartbreaker and showstopper all rolled up into one.
With local students heading back to class in less than a month, many families are officially in back-to-school shopping mode.
Scheduling conflicts or distance keeping your loved ones from sharing in all of the exciting moments of your prenatal appointments? No worries, there's an app for that.
In the early 1800s, the priorities of most settlers could be described with three F's: faith, farm and family.
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.
While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.
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