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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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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Deli offers true Southern staple

Fresh food, family recipes and a friendly environment. Those are what makes Stan's Deli so popular with a local crowd.

July 09, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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