Pam Wood never planned on becoming an elementary school principal. In fact, the former banker said she didn't realize teaching was her calling until she stumbled upon her passion for education as a Sunday school teacher.
More than 150 cadets from Riverside Military Academy teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Hall County Code Enforcement to rake leaves, pick up trash and haul items out of the yards of homeowners in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Gainesville Saturday morning.
As a former journalist, not much gets by Lessie Smithgall. But with a lot of planning and a few tricks, Brenau University administrators were able to pull the wool over her eyes Friday - at least for a little while.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.