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Help provide Thanksgiving food for others

If you are spending Thanksgiving at a friend or family member's home this year or have a little extra time and money, then a couple of North Georgia charities have an idea for you.

November 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

New sport of Pickleball appeals to North Georgians

A new sport is sweeping across senior communities and public gyms in North Georgia. The game pickleball, akin to tennis and badminton, frequently attracts seniors because of its smaller courts and greater accessibility.

November 19, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

North Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition

Upon first impression, Brianna Ray is a typical American teenager.

November 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Operation collects and delivers gifts to foreign children

Supplying needy children across the globe with Christmas gifts is an admirable goal, but Gainesville resident Jim Lee wants to offer foreign kids more than tangible items. He wants to offer them the gift of Christian faith.

November 18, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Landscaper loves the view from outside

Whenever Mark Fockele visits a new building his eyes are immediately drawn to the nearest window. It's a subconscious habit he's developed over the past 20 years.

November 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Celebrity stylist recounts his life lessons

There are hair stylists, and there are artists.

November 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories

Church takes a journey to Bethlehem, figuratively

For 30 years, Dee Snow taught her elementary school students the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Now retired, she has returned to learning the basics - the Bible basics that is.

November 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Garden offers respite from sounds in the hospital

Inside the waiting room is a cacophony of beeping alarms, hissing elevator doors, rushing feet and chatter punctuated by cough. But in the garden, all is quiet.

November 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Celebrity chef cooks up a buzz about diabetes

Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks thought he was healthy until he was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago.

November 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Red Rabbit driver shares wisdom of the road

On most weekdays, Johnny Wilson arrives at Hall County Transit at 5:45 a.m., before the sun has even risen, to check the fluid levels, tire pressure and light functions of his bus in preparation for his 8-hour shift.

November 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

World War II veteran shares some perspective

More than seven decades ago, Cecil Boswell joined the U.S. Army.

November 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

UNG military program sees rise in cadet enrollment

North Georgia is home to another esteemed military school, only it's for college-age men and women.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Riverside Military Academy molds future troops

Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for those who have fought for our country. But the young men and women of our local military schools, many of whom aspire to continue the tradition of this holiday by formally serving in uniform, are often overlooked.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Harmony Hall Baptist Church lays a new foundation

Over two years ago, much of the 136-year-old Harmony Hall Baptist Church went up in flames during an electrical fire. Afterward, the distraught congregation vowed to rebuild, and now they are fulfilling their promise.

November 09, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Passing a water test requires know-how

Every day you turn on the faucet in your house and clean water comes out.

November 08, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories

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Sautee couple wins shrimp and grits cooking contest

Two hours is all the time Suzy and Clark Neal had.

October 07, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Hardman Farm full of history

Cindy Randolph leaned forward conspiratorially from her chair on her back porch with a twinkle in her eye and a quick smile.

October 04, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Egyptian fruit bats inhabit new home at zoo

Boy Scout Grant Randolph was nearing the cusp of earning his Eagle Scout ranking. All he needed was a worthwhile project to perform for a ...

September 29, 2015 | BY KAYLA CANADA | Life top stories

Two Gainesville women learn to row on Lake Lanier

Learning how to row is like riding a bicycle. It isn't always easy and you may fall over once or twice, but that's ...

September 27, 2015 | HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

DIVINE conference delivers message of empowering women

As women of all shapes, sizes and ages shuffled inside the sanctuary and waited for the program to begin at Free Chapel in Gainesville, two ...

September 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories


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