As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.
Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.
You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child. My version of living on the edge consists of eating a nonbreakfast food as my first meal of the day - here's looking at you sugar cookie smeared in cream cheese icing. I've always been the reserved and cautious type. My mom calls it introspective; on occasion, my friends call it me being a wet blanket. I'm not against ...
When singer Trevor Jones is struggling with a performance, he knows exactly how to get things back on track.
Gumdrops on shingles and icing on chimneys ... these are a few of Roberta Schuetze's favorite things.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, Christian rappers get no respect. At least that's how Austin Whelchel sees it. And he's doing his best to change that. "I think a lot of times, you have different Christian rappers who understand the gospel, but they don't understand the art form of hip-hop," said Whelchel, a 21-year-old Flowery Branch resident. "Psalms 33, verse 3, says, 'Play skillfully.' I've really taken to studying hip-hop. Not just looking to certain people who ...
Gifts themselves are nice, but presentation is everything. The wrapping is the first thing your loved one will see when you give them your present, so make it count. Bill Cosby drove that point home on an old episode of "The Cosby Show," where he played the role of Dr. Cliff Huxtable. In this particular scene, Cosby's character made his potential son-in-law's mouth water when he described a porterhouse steak dinner, with all the trimmings. ...
Snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip cookies may be delicious, but when you're trying to impress a holiday crowd, sometimes you have to pull out all of the stops.
Although crafts are a regular part of the Girl Scouts of the USA experience, members of the local branch of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia have a reason to be especially proud of their latest art project.
There's nothing like having your world turned upside down to give you a new perspective on life.
When many churches seek to add additional locations, they tend to look outside of their current city.
Athough some purists may dispute classifying bars as cookies, inch for inch, they carry just as much flavor as their rolled and cut-out peers.
You may have never heard of the Northeast Georgia Mountaineers Council, but its presence is definitely felt around the community.
As a child, nothing about his neighborhood in South Africa surprised the Rev. Johan Joubert.
In a perfect world, little Suzy's mommy and daddy never argue about how much money was spent on gifts and uncle Billy doesn't over indulge in eggnog and make off-color jokes at the family Christmas party.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
Angels are everywhere.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.
For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.
When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
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