Layaway donor gives ‘miracle’ gift

Layaway donor gives ‘miracle’ gift

He arrived at the Walmart layaway desk with no warning. He made the donation anonymously. And in true Saint Nick fashion, he disappeared as quickly as he had arrived, leaving the holidays a little brighter in his wake. “It was a Christmas miracle,”…

UNWIND: Living in the Lavender

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“It’s about giving back to the community.” For Tina and David Duffey, operating the Red Oak Lavender Farm is a way to interact with the community and to stay active postretirement. Originally from Atlanta, Tina has always preferred the outdoors and living in the country. Ten years ago, she...

Loeffler tapped over Collins as new Georgia Senator

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   Gov. Brian Kemp went against President Trump’s recommendation Wednesday when he selected businesswoman Kelly Loeffler over U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by the retiring Johnny Isakson.    Loeffler will represent the state of...

UNWIND: Finding a happily ever after among the vines

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Our local wineries go out of their way to prevent Bridezilla meltdowns. They start with picture-perfect views of rolling hills crosshatched with vines that lend a spirit of symmetrical harmony to the scene, along with a liberal pouring policy with their homegrown libations. “I was worried...

Girls basketball begins region play

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The LCHS varsity girls basketball team began its Region 7-AAA schedule with a 1-1 record after defeating the Cherokee Bluff Lady Bears before falling to the East Hall Lady Vikings in heartbreaking