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Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Advent wreath lights the way to Christmas

Christmas time is filled with family traditions such as baking holiday cookies, building snowmen and decorating the Christmas tree. But for the Voyles family, one tradition is crafting an Advent wreath and placing it literally in the center of their daily life during the holiday season.

December 14, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Melvin Cooper is working his dream job

Melvin Cooper has a ritual. Every morning he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and makes two stops on his way into the Gainesville Parks and Recreation office. First, he stops at the dry cleaners. Then, he makes his way to a service station. After grabbing a copy of the day's newspaper and a 24-ounce coffee, he spends a few moments driving around Gainesville making sure everything is in order at the city's parks.

December 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Breathe new life into old decorations

Each year, we drag out boxes of worn, beloved ornaments and holiday nick knacks. After sifting through busted bulbs and broken decorations, glue in hand, we hang what's left with loving care.

December 13, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories

Baking up a tradition with children

As you read this, I'm most likely happily immersed in a world of flour spills, sprinkle dumps and misplaced frosting smears. Translation: baking Christmas cookies with a 3-year-old.

December 11, 2013 | Nancy J. Stohs McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories

911 dispatcher spends 21 years answering the call

"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

December 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Three area teens handling senior-year stresses

One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.

December 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Forsyth County family grateful for life-saving gift

Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.

December 08, 2013 | By Jennifer Sami | Life top stories

Area men cycling across the country, sort of

Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.

December 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Church rector encourages women to clear away the Christmas chaos

If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?

December 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Decorate your Christmas tree with a common theme

Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.

December 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Two beekeeping operations earn ‘best’ recognition

Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.

December 04, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Gainesville woman parting with angel collection to raise money for church

Angels are everywhere.

December 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

North Hall student uses his engineering ingenuity

North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.

December 02, 2013 | | Life top stories

Clarkesville girl makes special delivery to other children

Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.

December 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Gainesville church to display Nativity scenes from around the world

Christmas is celebrated worldwide with different traditions across the globe.

November 28, 2015 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories

Wondrous color beneath the surface at Jungle Paradise Daylilies

To say June is Suzanne Franklin's busiest month is an understatement.

November 27, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Simple side dish recipes for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 | | Life top stories

Forsyth County teen shares experiences from "The Voice"

November 23, 2015 | | Life top stories

Thanksgiving Day and its traditions evolve throughout years

When Dana Chapman thinks of Thanksgiving, one image comes to mind. It is a 1943 Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom From Want," which was part ...

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Experts: Black Friday shopping helps local economy

Many people focus on the edible fare, family time and football on Thanksgiving Day.

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

African Children's Choir to sing, dance at Gainesville church

Some people catch themselves humming one tune or another throughout the day, whether it's happy or sad.

November 20, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN | Life top stories

10 simple ways to repair holiday kitchen disasters

If you're planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you'd be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: "Never ...

November 17, 2015 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories

Facebook page helps area couple find their missing dog

If you've ever lost a furry friend, you know how frightening and stressful it can be.

November 16, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Fire chief credits boys club for path to dream job

At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy ...

November 14, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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