Early on June 4, 2000, the Rev. Fulton Boswell and a few members of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church watched as the sanctuary was gutted by fire. The cause was arson, and no one was ever arrested. Later that day, the congregation gathered under a tent for the regular Sunday service.
Although their area of expertise falls more in the horticultural field, the Hall County Master Gardeners have taken on two important projects at the Northeast Georgia History Center.
Last weekend, hundreds of chefs made their way to Atlanta for a chance to see the latest trends in food from the region's best chefs, cooking competitions and to network with some the elite in the food industry.
Sometimes a trip to a recycling center can do more than save the environment. Sometimes it can restore faith in humanity.
Kim Johnson's goal for the year is simple: Continue the work she's doing, but in a bigger way.
Area Patsy Cline fans may fall to pieces Thursday. The Arts Council is presenting a tribute performance, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," at 7:30 p.m. at the Brenau University Hosch Theatre, 429 Academy St. The show will feature Gainesville native Katie Deal as the late chanteuse. "Katie has such a phenomenal voice," said Gladys Wyant, arts council executive director. "Some of us are surprised that she's not on Broadway." Instead of taking up residence ...
The founders of the Men's Progressive Club proved that there was more than one way to get what you want, even in the segregated South.
To say Flowery Branch resident Margaret Burks has an adventurous spirit would be an understatement.
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to show your trees some love. "I recommend that you look at the trees on your property at least once a year. You want to look for any of those dead limbs, anything that looks diseased, anything that's hanging," said Jason Justice, the city of Gainesville's senior planner and certified arborist. "Rotting limbs, or limbs that are dead can be a hazard to anyone on ...
It's not everyday that you get the opportunity to taste-test a potential new favorite recipe, but that's just the opportunity that's being extended at the Mulberry Creek Community Center.
Long before Hall County became known as the "Poultry Capital of the World," it was known for much more sinister reasons.
Valentine's Day, the holiday of love, has arrived, and cupid is not sparing young hearts in Gainesville.
It's easy to tell that Ella Smith and Linda R. Hutchens have a lot of history. It's apparent in the way their thoughts overlap and how they can finish each other's stories. Hutchens' outspoken ways bring out the best in Smith's more reserved personality. "We go way back," Smith said. "We came up through Fair Street (Elementary) School together. Graduated high school together in 1966," Hutchens said. "We had Girl Scouts together," Smith added. "And ...
Like the steady click of a metronome, music has always played an important background role in black history.
Not surprisingly, spring color trends are taking a note from flowering gardens this year. The Pantone Color Institute, which has been forecasting color trends for many decades, has declared "honeysuckle" to be the color of the year for 2011. "The intensity of this festive reddish-pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive ...
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.