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.
It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.
When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.
NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.
Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.
What's old is new again.
Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.
Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.
Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.
Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:
Tears pool in Paul Wade's eyes as he recalls his decision to join the Christian faith.
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