Editor's Note: This is the first in the "Georgia Original" series of stories spotlighting area residents who have contributed to the betterment of Hall County through their community works. In this series, The Times will highlight one person each month.
Most clergy describe their entry into the Christian ministry as a calling. For The Highlands United Methodist Church youth minister Kyle Jones, he got a call on two separate occasions to praise God through song.
Summer vacation gives children the opportunity to relax, explore, hang out with friends and experience freedom from assignments and homework. For many elementary-aged students, however, the break from traditional classrooms gives them the chance to go on a journey at a different kind of school - Vacation Bible School.
When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.
As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.
While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.