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Dalai Lama shares his message of caring and compassion

Moments before the Dalai Lama took the stage at Emory University in Atlanta, the chattering crowd grew respectfully quiet.

October 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville man is building lifelong legacy

Gainesville resident Jimmy DeFoor received the Legacy Award from the Georgia Rehabilitation Association in August to honor him for a lifetime of service for individuals with disabilities.

October 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Latin-style mass infused with a touch of bluegrass

Although attending church services is an important tradition in North Georgia, worship is usually to the tune of a lone piano or organ, not the sounds of an all-acoustic bluegrass band.

October 12, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Mike Reno is home sweet home

After anxiously awaiting flood damage repairs and hoping to have a place of his own again, Mike Reno has finally moved back into his house.

October 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Around the Home: 'Food Talk' sessions start next week

We're looking forward to meeting parents and families during our "Food Talk" sessions.

October 09, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Not all pumpkin recipes involve pie

Pumpkins are everywhere. As October begins, one cannot help but see signs of pumpkin season surrounding them.

October 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Ministers offer prayers for all kinds of pets

Thirteen-year-old Porter needed an extra "punch" for good health in his hospice years. Fiona, whose age is unknown, needed a cure for her carsickness and other ailments.

October 08, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native pens her first novel

As a child at Candler Street Elementary, Katherine Elberfeld wrote a collection of short stories in her notebook with a pencil to give to her friends as Christmas presents.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville family believes fostering a dog is a 'badge of honor'

Pets come to families in a lot of different ways.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Johns Creek woman welcomes questions about her disease, companion dog

Lately, Emilie Angle's part-time job at The Next Chapter Bookstore in downtown Gainesville is keeping her very busy.

October 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


North Hall church revamps old building into house of worship

Lanier Hills Church is settling into its newly purchased home off of Mount Vernon Road, after almost two years of extensive repairs and renovations. Now, the Sunday services have breathed new life into the previously unoccupied building.

October 05, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Herbs enhance flavors of food

Growing vegetables and fruits in a home garden is a convenient way to have easy access to the freshest, healthiest food possible. However, another kind of garden can enhance or add flavor to the food - an herb garden.

October 04, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cooks heat up ovens for baking as fall season arrives

Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we've asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall. Their recipes call for 10 ingredients or fewer but are desserts worthy of bringing to a party, even Sharlena Fong's marshmallow-studded campfire scones from Semi Sweet Bakery.

October 02, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Library can help residents trace their roots

Rhonda Sanders's co-workers call her the "lady in charge of the dead and the moldy."

October 01, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


GHS senior wastes no time at school, home

When the final bell rings to signal the end of the school day, students burst through the doors of Gainesville High School eager to leave campus.

September 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Gainesville First UMC welcomes 2 new ministers

For the two new pastors at Gainesville First United Method Church, their appointments this year were somewhat of a homecoming.

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Both locations of Atlanta Botanical Garden cater to kids

While the Atlanta Botanical Garden lures tourists and gardeners alike to its facility in Atlanta, the garden at 1345 Piedmont Avenue does not forget to ...

June 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Cumming couple celebrates 56 years of marriage on Father’s Day

John and Marjorie Reeves celebrated more than fatherhood two days ago.

June 20, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Lula resident hopes to receive kidney transplant from younger sister

Three times each week, Roy Hall makes the trek from his Lula home to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Gainesville for dialysis. Hall, who is in ...

June 20, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 19, 2016 | | Life top stories


Adventures in Missions deploys individuals around the world to help others

Sometimes it takes stepping into another world to see how you can make a difference.

June 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The Place of Forsyth County opens marketplace garden

FORSYTH COUNTY - The Place of Forsyth County opened its marketplace garden for the first time during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 10 in Cumming.

June 16, 2016 | BY RACHEL PITTMAN intern@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Gainesville firefighters are champs at cooking chicken

Firefighters are typically known for their abilities to tame flames and keep people safe, but the Gainesville Fire Department is building a reputation for something ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native recalls her hometown's history

When Doris Smith was born in 1926, Flowery Branch was a different place.

June 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Living in the Blue Zone: Adopting plant-based diet good for health, longevity

A 66-year-old Greek-American man named Stamatis Moraitis was told by his doctor he had terminal cancer and six months to live. He packed up his ...

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Children’s choir from Uganda inspires others

A group of 20 children from Uganda have been singing praises around Georgia the past few months.

June 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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