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Relay for Life kicks off Friday

The teams descending upon the Road Atlanta track in Braselton this weekend aren't driving fast cars, but they are reaching for a finish line. That finish line is a cure.

May 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Kids get a shot at the great outdoors

Today's kids may use their thumbs more than their arms and legs, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't put down the controller for a real bow and arrow or fishing pole.

May 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Barbecue fans get saucy at Brenau event

Sometimes barbecue is so smoky good it just begs to be eaten by hand.

At Saturday's Brenau Barbecue Championship, a Ninja Pig BBQ server happily obliged one customer who didn't need a plate.

May 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Kitchen inspections for April 1-12

April 1

May 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Kitchen inspections


Lanier Village Estates celebrates 10 years

A decade has passed since the vision of a continuing care retirement community in Gainesville came to fruition.

May 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville resident searches for police badge

Charles Bishop's police badge brings back many memories from his 30 years as an officer on Tybee Island.

May 15, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Runners give their all in soldier’s memory

More than 300 runners turned out Saturday for the second annual Some Gave All 5K Road Race in honor of fallen Lula soldier Maj. Kevin Jenrette.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Kitchen inspections for April 18-19

APRIL 18

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Kitchen inspections


Middle schoolers guzzle milk to get Falcons visit

Chris Gibbs' feet danced across three decades as he seamlessly transitioned from one move to another on the cafeteria floor.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Worker's ‘intuition’ helped save woman’s life

When Josh Fitzpatrick is on-call, he doesn't expect to be saving any lives.

May 08, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Chicken Festival dishes up a saucy, spicy spring spread

The crowd that gathered for the Spring Chicken Festival's premiere poultry parade Saturday morning didn't know what to expect.

May 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rain is on the way

Easter was warm and sunny, but starting today the skies are going to get cloudy again.

April 25, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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