"Music itself is such a powerful thing," Micah Massey said. "Music has the power to do a lot of things. It engages us mentally, physically, spiritually. I don't think it's just something that exists like any other creation. It's something that has a lot of power ... it is a great way for people to be taught about God and to engage with God." Massey, worship leader at Free Chapel Church in Gainesville, said he ...
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.
After bringing a stray dog to the Hall County Animal Shelter, Mary Thompson realized she might be able to help the animals find permanent homes using her skills as a real estate appraiser.
That bush obscuring your view as you back down the driveway. Those limbs scratching the window pane with every breeze. The roses taking over your front porch. These are just some of the many reasons to learn how to prune.
Not planning to go out for Valentine's Day? Time to start planning a special menu for a romantic night in.
Sure, they don't punch a time clock but don't say being a stay-at-home mom isn't hard work.
Wayne Dempsey started taking piano lessons in the first grade, 59 years ago. That first lesson ignited a love of music that will inspire generations of musicians at Brenau University in Gainesville. Brenau's first Steinway piano, a No. 481 handmade Steinway and Son's Model D Concert Grand, has been dubbed "The Dempsey Steinway." The piano currently sits in the university's Pearce Auditorium. Dempsey retired for health reasons at the end of 2012 from his post ...
For anyone who has ever been a fan of actor Kirk Cameron or the movie "Fireproof," this message may be for you.
Love is always sweeter when expressed with chocolate! Especially on Valentine's Day. Yes, chocolate ... And the more ooey-gooey deeply chocolaty, the better. Still, there's no sense overdoing it. I've always believed that when it comes to dessert, a little bit can go a long way. That's why this chocolate dream of a recipe takes the form of smallish individual cakes rather than a single, family-sized gut-buster. It's also why I've replaced the butter usually ...
Students at Centennial Arts Academy recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run to help put an iPad in every classroom.
Few people get the opportunity to make money from having an A-list star in their home. Fewer still would use that opportunity to help raise money for a rare skin disorder. But when a scouting crew approached Mike Briggs asking to use his home on Lake Lanier for an upcoming movie, he saw a golden opportunity for the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types Inc. Briggs is the president of FIRST, the only nonprofit ...
If you keep your eyes and ears open this month, you're sure to learn something new about Hall County's past.
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.
Two teams competing in this year's Brenau Barbecue Championship will also be selling their pork to hungry visitors at the event. But it's almost by accident that either team exists.
Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith.
Barbecue chicken is one of my favorite summertime dishes. I like every part of it - the tomato-based sauce (the spicier the better), the crispy skin, even the bones.
The school year is winding down and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Activities such as boating, camping and picnicking are fun ways to experience the great outdoors.
Question: It used to be forbidden to cut lettuce with a knife. Only tearing by hand or cutting with a plastic knife was acceptable. But now I see TV chefs regularly chopping lettuce with a regular knife. What is responsible for this change in thinking?
For 52-year-old Gina Sweet, it had been awhile since she hit the dating scene. Luckily for her, family members gave her the Cinderella treatment before she ventured out to Cocktails & Conversations, a brand-new speed-dating venture in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Junior Solar Sprint competition May 3. Using one of the Earth's brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast-paced race competition at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Editor's note: North Hall High School junior Catherine Sartain, 16, wrote this column for her journalism class about Mother's Day.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting.
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