Sitting in a swing on the front stoop of his family's tent at Lumpkin Campground, Michael Hughes leans back and closes his eyes.
"This is an enchanted place for me, a place of reflection where time stands still," he said. "I do a lot of traveling, but no matter where I am in the world, when it's time for campmeeting, this is where I am."
Convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton pleaded not guilty Monday in a North Carolina federal court to allegations he kidnapped and murdered an elderly couple in 2007.
Already serving a life sentence for a Georgia slaying and awaiting execution in Florida for another, Hilton could face the death penalty for the double murder of John and Irene Bryant who disappeared while hiking in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.
Amicalola Falls State Park, home of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is trailing in fifth place for a chance to win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second place park will receive a $50,000 grant and third place will receive $25,000.