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Packer, Steeler fans Super psyched for big game

Wisconsin native Tim Fons missed the birth of his first child to attend a Green Bay Packers game.

February 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Learning to appreciate the pipes

Timothy Jones can't really see the 2,297 pipes that make up the massive organ in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church.

January 29, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Braselton medical plaza holds its first health fair

Lori Koser, 51, has trouble sleeping. But that's not her fault; it's her husband's.

January 23, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Unity marks Cornelia Peace Walk

A diverse crowd gathered at the courtyard by Cornelia's famous Big Red Apple and prepared for the city's annual Peace Walk on Sunday.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Snowbound residents emerge, savor the sun

Historic Downtown Gainesville is emerging from its cold, white blanket.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Family Sunday event tells ‘A Sweet Story’

It's always been sweet to live in the South. At the Northeast Georgia History Center's Family Day event, "A Sweet Story," visitors got to make and sample sweet treats the old-fashioned way and learn a little bit of history, too.

January 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Weather slows post-holiday foot traffic at local stores

Saturday's gift of a white Christmas slowed down post-holiday shopping at some Gainesville retailers Sunday morning.

December 26, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Going green this Christmas

Looks like that old tradition of getting a real, live Christmas tree is, well, alive and well. It's been a good year for area farms in the evergreen business.

December 19, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Business


Northeast Georgia History Center celebrates Christmas on Sunday

If you ever wondered whether you should get a fake tree instead of a real one, the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Show Choir can help you come to a decision.

December 12, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


A cool night of cars and carols

It was almost time for the Christmas on Green Street parade Sunday, and Boy Scouts Troop 219 of Gillsville walked up Green Street, putting lighters into little white bags to light the tea lights inside.

December 06, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Kids roll, stroll and jingle in Flowery Branch parade

Which would you rather do? Watch a parade or be in one?

December 05, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Oakwood residents drink in Christmas festivities

Oakwood's Community Christmas Celebration put a lot of holiday spirit into one event - music, lights, Santa on a firetruck, tables of crafts, plus marshmallows and hot chocolate.

December 04, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


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