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Breast cancer survivor credits faith, family in overcoming illness

Mary Bagwell believes having a positive outlook will take you a long way in life. And as a Christian woman, she knows God is in control.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local

Murrayville couple's gardens earn countywide recognition

Every morning, Billy Thomas puts on his green "Australian-style" hat, revs up his motorized Kawasaki mule and drives down to look at his flower, vegetable and fruit gardens. By his side is his wife of 61 years, Latrelle.

June 09, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

How to move from large house to smaller home after 25 years

It took Strother Randolph more than a year to convince his wife, Cindy, to consider leaving their home of 25 years and move into a smaller home. Finally last summer, the Gainesville woman agreed.

May 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Free Chapel to add small chapel, wedding terrace and outdoor amphitheater on property

Free Chapel believes in making memories for its congregation and the community.

April 08, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Pups parade around downtown Gainesville

Cuddly canines of all shapes and size can strut their stuff Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

March 23, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Get Out top stories

North Hall mother starts basketball camps for special-needs kids

Since Thanksgiving, 11-year-old Ryan Aldridge has been begging his mother to play basketball.

March 20, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Panelists to speak on the Women’s Leadership Colloquium at Brenau University

Amanda Slavin

March 13, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Professionals to inspire at Women’s Leadership Colloquium

As a young girl growing up on a farm near the banks of the Mississippi River in Ripley, Tenn., Emmie Henderson Howard watched her grandfather sow and reap the land during the week. But on Sundays, her grandfather shed his blue jeans and work shirts and donned a seersucker suit complete with bow tie.

March 12, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Bid adieu to 'Downton Abbey' with British-style tea time

If you're a fan of "Downton Abbey," chances are you're soon to be in a funk.

February 23, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Irishman, author, theologian to challenge beliefs in two-day series

For author and theologian Peter Rollins, the current institution of church is similar to a sports bar.

February 12, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

New senior pastor takes over reins at First Presbyterian Church

As a man of God, the Rev. Lee Koontz is used to answering to different names. Lee, Pastor Lee or even the Rev. Koontz just to name a few. But one of the standard and interesting titles he answers to is one half of a "clergy couple."

January 15, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Lanier Tech student walks road to recovery after battling alcohol addiction

Corey Taylor is man of routine.

January 10, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Polar Bear Plunge postponed because of flooding, debris in lake

Many residents ready to literally jump into 2016 at the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Friday will have to wait.

December 30, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Get Out top stories

Gainesville native pens memoir about being a firefighter

Tony Baker stowed his firefighting gear safely in his locker, hoping to store away his day as a rookie with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. When he couldn't quiet his thoughts, the then-28-year-old Gainesville native pulled out a simple black-and-white composition book and searched for a quiet place to be alone.

December 13, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

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