Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series chronicling a trip Hall County resident Bill Rezak made across the eastern U.S. on a motorcycle.
University of South Carolina English professor Scott Gwara had sorted through 32 lots of medieval books and manuscripts in a London auction house when he pulled out box 33 and discovered a pristine prayer book that he hoped would round out USC's collection of 15th-century religious texts."I pulled this off the shelf and I thought, 'This is amazing,'" Gwara recalled Friday as he unveiled the volume that was hand-lettered and illuminated more than 500 years ago. "It is the original cover, it has never been rebound, and the paint is as fresh as it was in 1490."
Several thousand years ago, people discovered that exposing fish to intense amounts of salt and smoke was a great was of preserving the catch for later.
Laura Frankel thinks about Rosh Hashanah in simple terms.
While some men bond over Monday night football and muscle cars, the Manzo family has forged a unique kinship centered around flight plans and takeoffs.
These days, when the pastor instructs the congregation to turn to a certain Scripture, more and more folks are reaching for their smartphones instead of turning to the actual Bible.
A group of Brenau University students and staff have plant growing down to a science - literally.
Although the first day of fall isn't until Sept. 22, most folks consider the upcoming Labor Day holiday as the unofficial end of summer.
For the next six months, all eyes in the state Capitol will be on Northeast Georgia.
Lenn Redman enjoyed a certain level of celebrity, but within the confines of his home, he was just "dad."
If you eat enough garlic, you'll not only keep your doctor away, chances are pretty good that you'll keep a lot of other folks at bay, too.
From their Hall County roots, Amy Paden and Eddie Ray are branching out to change lives worldwide through Hearts of America Inc.
Some people spend their whole lives chasing after love, but not Mark and Nancy Kelley.
Mid- to late summer is prime time for gardeners - a last chance to grow a second batch of fresh vegetables before the plant-killing frosts arrive. Add a few protective enclosures, such as cold frames, overhead sheets and hoops, and the harvest can be extended until Thanksgiving and beyond.
When it comes to a heart-healthy diet, most folks automatically flock to poultry or fish, but a recent study suggests it could be beneficial to reconsider positions on red meat.
Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.
Jason Smith's mind struggles.
Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.
Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.
As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.
Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."
Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.
Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.
Tichelle Florence is tough.
Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.
When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.
University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.
"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.
Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.
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