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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

ReStore gets more floor space

Johnny Valentine knows a bargain when he sees one.

March 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

GHS robotics team heads to California for competition

Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.

March 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Merit finalists eager to take next step

Savannah Schneider said most of her actions these days are driven by her desire to earn college scholarships.

March 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Nonprofit group sends Gainesville girl on vacation

As Lacy Wilson stood in a dressing room at Walt Disney World, she helped her 6-year-old daughter Jacelyn Wilson into a blue-sequined Cinderella dress. She couldn't help but break down.

March 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

St. Francis of Assisi makes, installs stained glass windows

For hundreds of years, the stained glass windows of churches around the world have served as storytellers to the people who worship inside.

March 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Fair Street testing new Kuno tablets

The third-grade students in Lindsay Brown's class are busy playing games.

February 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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