For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.
If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.
When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.
When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.
Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.
After 21 years in the footlights, the Georgia Mountain Players are winding down their final season with three last plays.
For hundreds of years, the stained glass windows of churches around the world have served as storytellers to the people who worship inside.
John Santos of Los Angeles wants his home to be a healthy gathering place for family and friends, some of whom are recovering from major illness. As part of his effort, he recently had his home's ductwork professionally cleaned.
PARIS - The funny thing about being a food writer and cookbook author is that people think since I'm in the kitchen all day long, dinner must be a snap.
The third-grade students in Lindsay Brown's class are busy playing games.
"Music itself is such a powerful thing," Micah Massey said.
Marcus Borg will present three lectures at Brenau University on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2 as part of a newly formed partnership of North Georgia churches and academic institutions.
A group of Hall County women are learning that you don't have to walk a mile in someone's shoes to be compassionate about their struggles.
When is a recipe that takes many hours a fast and easy recipe? When it takes just 10 minutes of your time to prepare.
Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.
Jason Smith's mind struggles.
Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.
Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.
As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.
Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."
Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.
Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.
Tichelle Florence is tough.
Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.
When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.
University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.
"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.
Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.
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