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Gainesville native competes in desert races, inspired by nephew who has epilepsy

Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.

March 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Studio’s music program gives at-risk students life lessons

Last Friday afternoon after school, 10 students gathered in a computer lab to listen to a beat they'd created a few days earlier.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Local churches return to Christianity’s roots by reaching out via social media

As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Hall library’s series focuses on safety

The Hall County Library System wants to help local families learn strategies to protect themselves from danger.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

United Way celebrates reaching campaign goal

These days, you can hardly log onto the Internet without coming across a video of people dancing in costume doing the "Harlem Shake."

March 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Cause of Walters Barn fire still sought

Though the Walters Barn, a popular event venue in Lula, was destroyed by fire just two days ago, plans to rebuild are already in the works.

March 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Gainesville artist teaches Haitians to ‘paint’ mural using recycled trash

When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.

March 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Stewards of Children initiative fights child sexual abuse

Parents in Hall County can rest just a little bit easier knowing that several community organizations are watching out for their children.

March 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Regional forestry supervisor taught, and lived, fire safety

For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.

March 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Study shows obesity growing in Hall

Between 75 and 80 percent of people in Hall County are overweight or obese, according to a study done by local health care leaders.

March 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Carrying love on their backs

If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.

March 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Business owners help others through financial education and opportunities

Sometimes business owners don't measure success by profits and sales, but by the doors their enterprise can open for others.

March 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

County libraries may restore hours

If the county approves the Hall County Library System's fiscal year 2014 budget later this month, the system will be able to restore hours to all branches.

March 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Master Gardeners show how air layer process generates new camellias

When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.

March 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Gainesville resident gets movie deal, walks the red carpet all in same ‘surreal’ weekend

When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.

March 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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