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A Year After The Storm, We Are Ringold

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 5:55am

This time last year, Ringgold, Georgia was surprised by a devastating storm system that killed 15 people statewide. Among those were two Ringgold High School students. The tornado that struck Ringgold was especially...

The bag, stuffed to the brim, with books from the book sale on Giving Tuesday.

GPB Does "Giving Tuesday"

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 4:52am

We are all well acquainted with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” This year, charitable organizations joined together in a call to action for “Giving Tuesday.” (It’s a mystery that it took this long to mark seasonal...

East Atlanta Village Christmas Tree Lighting 2011. image via Facebook

Holiday Traditions: Community

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:48am

Fall is my family’s favorite holiday season, and as such it is full of must-have traditions. We have to go to our favorite pumpkin farm where my son gets to have any pumpkin he can carry (a rule that I’m certain we’ll...

Beautiful, full tree at the Atlanta State Farmers Market (image via Facebook)

Holiday Traditions: The Tree

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:19am

In the Holiday Traditions: Community post, I mentioned our live Christmas tree. Going to get it is a traditional event that leaves my son clapping and cheering while the tree is hoisted onto the car. Could he do that...

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Holiday Traditions: Crafts

Heather Neal - Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:04am

When “it’s the thought that counts” meets “times are tough,” a natural result is the homemade gift. Personally, I sincerely enjoy a thoughtful, homemade gift and am eager to make thoughtful, homemade gifts for others...

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Community at the Farmers Market

Heather Neal - Monday, February 18, 2013 - 6:15am

While Georgia’s economy is based on a number of diverse categories – trade, manufacturing, tourism, etc. – no one will dispute Georgia’s agriculture as both a historical and modern mainstay. Georgia grows and exports...

Bonus points if you can name this veggie from Crob Mob Georgia's website.

Crop Mob: Community Support of the Small Farm

Heather Neal - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:14am

In Monday’s blog, we talked about the local farmer’s market and its positive impact on community. There is a relatively new state-wide volunteer organization that is contributing to the local farm effort by organizing...

The elderly flee Cherry Tree Crossing due to violence.

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/9/14: Cherry Tree Crossing and Arthur Adams

Drew Dawson - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:25am

Cherry Tree Crossing had a reputation of gangs, guns and drugs. Despite all of this, there was laughter and life within the community. But for senior citizens, it was everything but the ideal retirement community,...

The Top Hiring Companies In Atlanta!

Jessica Forkel - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8:45am

Forbes ranks the top hiring companies in 15 big cities and Atlanta made the list! Do you work at one of these companies? If not, they are hiring today!    Atlanta, Ga. 1. Home Depot: 1,180 job openings 2. WellStar...

Viracon to expand and create 125 jobs!

Viracon to create 125 jobs in Bulloch County!

Jessica Forkel - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 8:01am

Governor Nathan Deal announced today that the leading glass fabricator, Viracon, will expand its current operations to Statesboro creating 125 jobs and investing $2 million in its facility!   Deal went on to say, “...

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