The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.
It should come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common New Year's resolution. With the long season of holiday indulgence finally over, many people aren't happy about what their bathroom scale is telling them.
Following an election in which President-elect Barack Obama carried only one precinct in Hall County, local Democrats are coming out of the woodwork and flocking to Washington, D.C., to view the inauguration ceremony from the Capitol lawn.
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.