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Pruning is easy if you follow the rules

That bush obscuring your view as you back down the driveway. Those limbs scratching the window pane with every breeze. The roses taking over your front porch. These are just some of the many reasons to learn how to prune.

February 15, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Not going out? Make a Valentine’s at home special

Not planning to go out for Valentine's Day? Time to start planning a special menu for a romantic night in.

February 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Local MOMS Club offers an ear and a heart

Sure, they don't punch a time clock but don't say being a stay-at-home mom isn't hard work.

February 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Wayne Dempsey starts Brenau on its Steinway quest

Wayne Dempsey started taking piano lessons in the first grade, 59 years ago.

February 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Actor Cameron, musician Barfield come to North Ga. on mission to save marriage

For anyone who has ever been a fan of actor Kirk Cameron or the movie "Fireproof," this message may be for you.

February 09, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Real chocolate can be healthy (and romantic)

Love is always sweeter when expressed with chocolate! Especially on Valentine's Day.

February 06, 2013 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Fun Run helps students and their classrooms

Students at Centennial Arts Academy recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run to help put an iPad in every classroom.

February 05, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Lake Lanier home is featured in Schwarzenegger movie

Few people get the opportunity to make money from having an A-list star in their home.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Keeping history alive

If you keep your eyes and ears open this month, you're sure to learn something new about Hall County's past.

February 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Decorating year-round with roses

Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose's appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine's Day vaseful.

February 01, 2013 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


Teens, parents learn the rules of the road

There are a lot of free activities parents and teens can do together for two hours.

January 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Honduran teen grows coffee in Habersham from homeland beans to pay for college

Kevin Candelario Arita grew up around coffee as a child in the mountain village of Mar Azul, Honduras.

January 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan choir will perform in Gainesville

On Feb. 3, Gainesville will get a visit from some very important African ambassadors. The Watoto Children's choir will perform "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" at The Highlands Church on Cleveland Highway.

January 26, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Avoid serious injury by de-icing walkways

While we may not be waking up to several inches of snow this morning, we are likely dealing with the slippery aftermath of a wintry mix.

January 25, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Cold-soothing chicken soup gets a vitamin C boost from roasted lemons

It seems that just about everyone I know has been eating soup. And I am pretty certain it's not because it's National Soup Month. Whether it's your grandma's chicken noodle or not, soup is comforting.

January 23, 2013 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


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Flowery Branch graduate on a mission of faith

Faith Thompson giggled a little self-consciously when practicing the Japanese language.

August 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Georgia man uses a new 'mater method

A handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton's tomato plants reads "Doc 'n' Fran's 'Mater Farm." Ashton Locke made the sign for her great-grandfather.

August 01, 2014 | | Life top stories


La Mejor de Michoacán scoops up bright ice cream flavors

Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.

July 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


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