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.
The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band recently surprised one of its longest standing members with a birthday celebration.
Editor's Note: This is the first in the "Georgia Original" series of stories spotlighting area residents who have contributed to the betterment of Hall County through their community works. In this series, The Times will highlight one person each month.
Most clergy describe their entry into the Christian ministry as a calling. For The Highlands United Methodist Church youth minister Kyle Jones, he got a call on two separate occasions to praise God through song.
When you consider the fact that The Times newsroom was once a parking deck, it's really not so bad.
Casseroles have never really had much of a place in my culinary repertoire. It's a time thing mostly. I'd rather sear something off in a few minutes than stand around while it slowly bakes.
For the past few years, I've been listening to some of the more fit people I know rave about the Latin dance-inspired workout, Zumba.
After learning about the needs of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, fourth-graders at Myers Elementary School took it upon themselves to help out.
Three former Marines stepped onto the yellow footprints they knew in their youth at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in South Carolina.
When David Glover's grandson Zachariah Kyle Emerson was born in 1998, the Gainesville man felt blessed.
The recent rain has been very good for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank as the seeds from its first community garden begin to grow and flourish.
On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.
Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.
Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.
It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.
When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.
As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.
Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.
Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."
Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.
Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.
Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.
Many people set New Year's Resolutions. Few keep them.
Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn't have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.
Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.
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