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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


How to move from large house to smaller home after 25 years

It took Strother Randolph more than a year to convince his wife, Cindy, to consider leaving their home of 25 years and move into a smaller home. Finally last summer, the Gainesville woman agreed.

May 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Christians use praise flags to worship the Lord

A small group of people gathered in the woods at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville, clutching multicolored flags in their hands.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville sisters build budding flower business

Friday's Flowers is an outlet for creativity for owners and sisters CJ Greene and Leigh Justice.

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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