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Saint's photos capture the world around him

Former Gainesville resident Rick Saint always wanted to travel the world. When the opportunity arose to teach in Korea, Saint took it.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Chestatee grad gets Student Academy Award nod

A day before his 22nd birthday, Matthew Kiel got an early and unexpected birthday present - a nomination for his stop-motion movie in the 40th annual Student Academy Awards.

May 07, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Calming canines offer stress relief to UNG students during final exams

Sure, surfing for funny pet photos online is a quick way to reduce stress and forget your troubles.

May 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Walls of New York church get Byzantine makeover

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. - The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to tell ancient stories.

May 04, 2013 | BY CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Life top stories


Gardener: Form a plan to build garden suiting needs

Two top 2013 trends is a return to the basics and nesting at home, partly due to a tighter economy and to find balance in a busy, tech-filled world, according to Forbes.

May 03, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Summer gardening guidelines

April showers bring May flowers! In the case of this year, this is very true. Around Hall County, we have seen the most beautiful show of azaleas we have had in years and it won't be long before the rhododendrons and peonies will put on a delightful show.

May 03, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Try healthier version of French toast with chocolate

Time for a confession. As a child, I never once celebrated Mother's Day. My parents thought the holiday was nothing more than a cheesy excuse to sell greeting cards, and who was I to argue?

May 01, 2013 | Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


A different kind of prom perspective

A group of friends with their dates on their arms stood in front of family and posed for photos outside of the Civic Center on Saturday evening before the prom began.

April 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chestatee students absorb computer information

Chestatee High School students were immersed into the fields of technology recently as it hosted Teen Tech Week in the media center for the first time.

April 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Artist helps engage pupils’ inner artisans

The 800 budding artists at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville got the opportunity to make a lasting mark on their school this month.

April 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Missionary’s daughter spells out need for foreign language Bibles

"When I read my bible, I realize that if I didn't have the Bible in my own heart language, I'd be lost," Grace Townsend-Goreth said.

April 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Window boxes make easy job of gardening

Sometimes the best view isn't what you see through a window but what catches your eye underneath it.

April 26, 2013 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Chard and cheese pasta please

No matter how unimpeachable whole-wheat pasta is in terms of nutritional cred, I've always found it off-putting.

April 24, 2013 | Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


UNG professor captures heart of Eddie Carroll in book

When most children hear the lyrics "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the opening scene of Disney's "Pinocchio," they think of the small green insect, Jiminy Cricket.

April 23, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Culture competition

DAHLONEGA - Hundreds of language students and their teachers participated in the University of North Georgia's 38th annual Modern Language Day competition April 11, including one teacher who competed in the event when she was in high school.

April 22, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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Dahlonega offers visitors wealth of opportunities

Walking down streets paved with gold might be a dream to some, but in Dahlonega it's a reality.

May 03, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Guest House clients relax with one stroke of the brush

Senior citizen JoAnn Phillips has a hard time remembering. But when the North Georgia woman picks up a brush, dips it into paint and swoops it across paper, she doesn't have to remember. She can just paint.

May 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired businesswomen pens first book at 99

May 03, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gardens on Green to focus on homegrown greenery

When the phrase "Go native" is used, some people think of adapting to the atmosphere surrounding them. But for a gardener, "going native" means cultivating the plants that naturally grow in a specific area.

May 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit grows

April 30, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gainesville Coffee Shop keeps service, food simple

Tony and Heather Jonovitch feel fate brought them to the Gainesville Coffee Shop inside Lawrence Pharmacy on Broad Street. And it all started with lunch service at another Gainesville restaurant.

April 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville toddler is a real bookworm

Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book for much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 years old.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors encourage patients to get tested for STDs

Talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases is never an easy task, even with a medical professional. However, the need for the conversation is crucial, especially in Georgia.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Area women sewing up a problem

One day in the 1990s, a nurse at a Georgia hospital saw a mother leaving with her baby. Instead of the newborn wearing a hat and onesie and wrapped in a blanket for the journey home, the child was covered with a towel.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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