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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 her path changed.

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 a perfectly balanced meal for their lunches.

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. This series is dedicated to those approaches and how they can be implemented in Hall County. The third power approach, "Have Purpose," states having a sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.

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


‘Locals love’ two lump crab cakes from Fleur de Lis in Braselton

Since the spa at Chateau Elan opened in 1992, two lump crab cakes at Fleur de Lis have been on the menu.

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville mother of four spars her way to top of a karate event

A home-schooling mother of four, Susan Harkins jumped back into karate after watching her kids participate in the sport from her own childhood.

August 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Gainesville grad, playwright to research 9 months in Canada about native rights 

Shinning a light into the dark is one of the themes Gainesville playwright Isaac Hopkins explores with his work.

August 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 07, 2016 | | Life top stories


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September 25, 2016 | | Life top stories


Breast Cancer survivor credits faith, family in overcoming illness

Mary Bagwell believes having a positive outlook will take you a long way in life. And as a Christian woman, she knows God is in ...

September 25, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Husband and wife minister to congregation at historic church in Dahlonega

The Rev. Walter James Whelchel and his wife, Rhonda, were the first couple married at the current altar of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Area woman grows baking business into award-winning success

When you want the best of the best, Diane Toth said to call cakemaster Natalie Bryn.

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


Cleveland man pens his father's memoir

Just about two years ago, Guy Michaels thought his world would be turned upside down on Sept. 22, 2014, when his father died.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Drinking a glass of wine a day could give you potential health benefits

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 ...

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


12Stone Church opens new building in Braselton

At 12Stone Church, it's all about the individual.

September 16, 2016 | | Life top stories


Clarkesville restaurant, Glen-Ella Springs Inn, listed on '100 Plates Locals Love'

The rack of New Zealand lamb at Clarkesville's Glen-Ella Springs Inn has kept people coming back for years.

September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville artist turns scraps from his shop into art

Many people know the old idiom: One man's trash is another man's treasure. But Dave Bogle has a different twist on the saying.

September 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Randall Murray: Cleveland couple turn family dairy farm into CeNita Vineyards and Winery

Greg Crumley used to construct houses. Now he constructs wines, very good wines.

September 06, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


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