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Local woman tries to bolster the image of shelter pets, increase volunteerism

After bringing a stray dog to the Hall County Animal Shelter, Mary Thompson realized she might be able to help the animals find permanent homes using her skills as a real estate appraiser.

February 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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


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


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


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


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Sweet and savory service on Mother's Day

For working moms, stay-at-home mothers and every mother in between, Mother's Day is a time to relax and be pampered.

May 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts offer advice to college graduates

Graduation is a milestone for students of all types. Traditional and nontraditional college students celebrate the event as a gateway into the next phase of life. However, while most students are ready to take the leap into a career, some tasks could better prepare them for their next endeavors.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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


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