If you're scouting fun places to visit that won't break the bank, you may want to keep your search close to home.
When Christian Alvarado was 7 years old, he smoked marijuana for the first time. A few years later he got "jumped" into a gang, and by the time he was 13, he was the owner of a handgun. "I was a major pot head," said Christian, now a junior at Gainesville High School. <span style="font-size: ...
Even though Sidney Eure was lucky enough to find a job in her field right after college graduation, she wasn't completely satisfied with what she was doing.
If hunting for antiques is your thing, you should know that you may not need to search further than your own home for treasures.
A Cumming resident was recently crowned the nation's top pastry chef. Alex Hwang, assistant pastry chef at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, earned the title of 2011 Pastry Chef of the Year during the American Culinary Federation National Convention. "Of course I'm really happy about it, but it's all pretty overwhelming," she said. Hwang was one of four competitors for the title. She was chosen to represent the Southeast region of the United ...
Peanut brittle isn't exactly considered a gourmet treat, but Milli Jordan is hoping to build an empire around the simple dish.
Although full moons have almost always signaled the arrival of baby animals at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, the latest addition has caught the staff off guard.
The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize. <span ...
Ordinarily, WomenSource staff are busy planning events for adults, but this week they're focused on Girl Power.
When it comes to measuring a lifetime, most people tend to think in years.
CLEVELAND - The 90-plus degree Georgia heat on a recent Monday did not stop James Newton from making the trip by horse and a homemade gypsy-like wagon from Helen, where he spent the night, to Cleveland.
Some plants get no respect. Though she has an appreciation for all things flora, Jennifer Ceska would like Georgians to show more love to native plants and shrubs. In some places, native plants are widely available and proudly put on display, but that isn't the case in Georgia. In 2008, Ceska, conservation coordinator for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, expressed a desire to promote plants that are native to Georgia, for both ...
Some consider it a staple of summer, right after watermelon. I consider it a staple of my refrigerator simply because there are nights I don't feel like cooking.
In 1971, before she was Georgia's first lady that champions statewide causes, Sandra Deal's focus was centered on Hall County.
This morning, alarm clocks all over Hall County signaled the official end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new academic year.
The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts.