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Helen marks 100th year

A century ago, a small mill town in White County was named after the daughter of the owner of a major lumber company. From that point on, the city was known as Helen.

August 22, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories

Parents, kids go back to the '80s at history center

Parents reminisced on what their children discovered about the 1980s on Sunday at the Northeast Georgia History Center on Academy Street in Gainesville.

August 18, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Medical center pumps $1 billion into local, state economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's efforts to make a positive impact on the local economy have succeeded, according to a study by the Georgia Hospital Association.

August 16, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Legendary 'LOMBARDI' comes to life on stage

During the transition from post-World War II glory to the technological age, the 1960s saw a glowing figure among an underdog team called the Green Bay Packers. His name was Vince Lombardi.

August 15, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories

Residents get close-up view of movie being filmed

People gathered early from all over the Gainesville area to get a look at the movie set of "The Familymoon," which has been shot this week on Green Street Circle.

August 14, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Church breaks and blesses ground at new youth construction project

In regard to the life and future of the church, Gainesville First United Methodist Church's motto is always, "Could there be more?"

August 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Housing Authority offers weekly summer art classes for Gainesville youngsters

Students lingered as long as possible to finish their final art project of the summer Friday at the last art class in the Gainesville Housing Authority's Innovation Station on Davis Street in Gainesville, hosted by the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

August 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ takes final bow

After 21 years of entertaining audiences with the fun, family-friendly play "Smoke on the Mountain," the Georgia Mountain Players is wrapping up its final showing.

August 08, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories

‘Funniest Man’ to tickle funny bone Friday night

For more than 30 years, James Gregory has kept family audiences laughing with his comedy routine. The "Funniest Man in America" started locally in Atlanta in 1982, at Punchline Comedy Club. He hasn't slowed down since.

August 07, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories

Veteran US mail carrier works with speed, ease at post office

Mail delivery is usually a very ordinary thing. Mostly anyone during the week knows when the mailman has stopped at his or her house.

August 06, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

Area Catholics embrace new Pope; welcome style and South American visit

Pope Francis is definitely making waves, not only in the Vatican or even just the Catholic Church, but all over the world.

August 02, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Bramblett blends Southern, soul in music

Randall Bramblett, a singer-songwriter who has many times been associated with Southern rock, is mainly influenced by the sounds of soul, blues and gospel.

August 01, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories

New Lanier park dedicated to board counsel Oliver

Visitors at Lake Lanier can now enjoy a new, small park area with an overlook view of the lake.

July 31, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local

Old-fashioned tradition of canning becomes an exact science

Canning is a time-honored kitchen tradition.

July 24, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

Hall County teen is riding to success

Horse riding expertise is part of Courtney Woodard's DNA, literally.

July 15, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

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