There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.
After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.
At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."
For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.
Will Wagner spends his days on the beach, under shady trees and riding around in nature. Sounds like a walk in the park, and for Wagner it is, literally.
The seasons may not be changing, but boutiques and hair salons of Gainesville already are seeing a bevy of pint-sized customers who want to shake up their style before the first school bell rings.
Hall County natives Isaac Hopkins and Noah Haines wonder what gospel-singing aliens must sound like on an almost daily basis lately. Then again, so would Jimmy Carter if the former president had actually encountered an out-of-this-world species in 1969.
Faith Thompson giggled a little self-consciously when practicing the Japanese language.
A handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton's tomato plants reads "Doc 'n' Fran's 'Mater Farm." Ashton Locke made the sign for her great-grandfather.
Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.
Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.
For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.
Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.
As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.
The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.
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:
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