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Pets of the Week

June 19, 2016 | | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native recalls her hometown's history

When Doris Smith was born in 1926, Flowery Branch was a different place.

June 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Living in the Blue Zone: Adopting plant-based diet good for health, longevity

A 66-year-old Greek-American man named Stamatis Moraitis was told by his doctor he had terminal cancer and six months to live. He packed up his wife and their belongings and moved to the Greek island of Ikaria.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 12, 2016 | | Life top stories


Children’s choir from Uganda inspires others

A group of 20 children from Uganda have been singing praises around Georgia the past few months.

June 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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


Mother, daughter experience miniature miracles

Giving it to God is how Janice Carder is coping with her cancer.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Learn to preserve vegetables straight from the vine

You've grown your own tomatoes - or maybe you went to one of the local farmers markets and found some fresh ones - and now it's time to make and can salsa.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Kids heal and grow by caring for horses at Gainesville ranch

Whispering Angels Youth Ranch is a place to heal and grow.

June 06, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal rector loves 'being a priest in a small town'

A Southeastern Arkansas native looks at home in his office in Gainesville, where he works to continue a nearly 200-year-old legacy.

June 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Steps to clean your kitchen from top to bottom

A kitchen can be a very messy place.

June 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 05, 2016 | | Life top stories


Women's group from Unicoi Springs helps needy through array of projects

It's the third Tuesday of the month and a group of a dozen women wearing silly hats they decorated themselves are gathered for a tea party at Unicoi Springs Camp Resort in Helen.

June 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Hall County woman carves out career as zombie on 'The Walking Dead'

Sonya Thompson makes her living playing dead.

May 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 29, 2016 | | Life top stories


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Mayor's dog helps spread cheer at Auburn City Hall

Lila works hard for the city of Auburn.

June 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES PHELPS cphelps@barrowcountynews.com | Life top stories


University of North Georgia students tend to patients in Peru

A diligent team of seven college students took a week out of their summer break, boarded a plane, traveled more than 3,000 miles and ...

June 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 26, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville First UMC welcomes 2 new ministers

For the two new pastors at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, their appointments this year were somewhat of a homecoming.

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Both locations of Atlanta Botanical Garden cater to kids

While the Atlanta Botanical Garden lures tourists and gardeners alike to its facility in Atlanta, the garden at 1345 Piedmont Avenue does not forget to ...

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming couple celebrates 56 years of marriage on Father’s Day

John and Marjorie Reeves celebrated more than fatherhood two days ago.

June 20, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Lula resident hopes to receive kidney transplant from younger sister

Three times each week, Roy Hall makes the trek from his Lula home to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Gainesville for dialysis. Hall, who is in ...

June 20, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Adventures in Missions deploys individuals around the world to help others

Sometimes it takes stepping into another world to see how you can make a difference.

June 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The Place of Forsyth County opens marketplace garden

FORSYTH COUNTY - The Place of Forsyth County opened its marketplace garden for the first time during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 10 in Cumming.

June 16, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Gainesville firefighters are champs at cooking chicken

Firefighters are typically known for their abilities to tame flames and keep people safe, but the Gainesville Fire Department is building a reputation for something ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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