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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 jennifersami@forsythnews.com | 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


Little girl's rare disease worsens

Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.

December 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Christians use praise flags to worship the Lord

A small group of people gathered in the woods at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville, clutching multicolored flags in their hands.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville sisters build budding flower business

Friday's Flowers is an outlet for creativity for owners and sisters CJ Greene and Leigh Justice.

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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