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Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Enjoy some Irish eyes this St. Patrick's Day

Until I moved to Chicago, St. Patrick's Day wasn't a big event for me. But that first year, I was stunned by the sight of what locals took for granted - a boat slowly traveling the Chicago River depositing a rich green dye into the water. It was amazing to see the water turn emerald.

March 12, 2014 | By Elizabeth Karmel Associated Press | Life top stories


Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'

Nathaniel Shelton has a knack for helping young people find their talents.

March 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Christians practice Lenten traditions

Growing up in the United Methodist church, Nancy Page always knew about Lent but rarely observed the reflective Christian season. Her sister, on the other hand, always participated in a unique way.

March 08, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting

The artists stooped, stretched and sat along the wall as they carefully mixed paint colors and filled in details of a Venetian canal.

March 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Not eating meat during Lent can lead to fish on Fridays

Many faithful Catholics find eating fish is good for the soul as well as the body.

March 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Protect your financial information

Kathy and Hugh Bond got an unexpected call from their bank in November. It appears while the couple was spending time in Atlanta, Hugh Bond's debit card made a purchase in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 04, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Middle schoolers test their technological skills

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Church members seek 'authentic' faith

It's been nearly a year since St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Catholic Church on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville first opened its own doors after worshipping in borrowed locations for years.

March 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Football coaches take on a Hail Mary mission to Portugal

Many a prayer has been offered up under the brilliance of stadium lights on Friday nights.

March 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Japanese paper plant unusual addition to North Georgia garden

Pearl Wilson of Alto said she gets excited this time of year because she knows Edgeworthia is blooming.

February 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cosmetologists learn the art of healing beauty

Sometimes superficial things like having a good hair day or a great outfit can make people feel more hopeful.

February 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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New literacy garden at Gardens on Green aims to inspire love of nature, reading

Four-year-old Eden Pethel gave one of the first tours at the new literacy garden at Gardens on Green.

April 27, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Couple creates 68-foot-long mural in midtown Gainesville

Allyson and Jason Everett were dreaming big when they created a 68-foot-long mural on the side of Gainesville Paint in midtown.

April 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man survives heart attack thanks to Good Samaritan, paramedics and doctors

Donald Brewer doesn't remember anything that happened on Feb. 5, 2016, except for one thing.

April 23, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


First Baptist Church to launch new program to inspire children to play

Ginny Stump remembers spending hours and hours of her childhood playing sports with her siblings and friends.

April 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch floral business gets flowers directly from local gardeners

When Southern Grace Enterprises owners Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel and Merilynn Woodfin need more fresh flowers for their shop, they make a quick phone call and have ...

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Kids learn the art of cooking and healthy eating through Kroger's Chef Junior program

Collins Pruitt has big dreams for her future.

April 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Battling Lyme disease tests Dahlonega resident's resolve

Sometimes Kaylee Senger spends days, if not weeks, in bed sick.

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


More churches offer live streaming services

4-year-old Kaydence McQueen is dancing around in her pajamas. It's Sunday morning, and she's attending church from her living room with her mother ...

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 16, 2017 | | Life top stories


Experts offer cleaning tips for a sparkling home this season

While real rabbits are springing up outside this season, it's the dust bunnies in your home you may want to locate.

April 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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