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Buying groceries within specific budget constraints

When you're living on a shoestring budget, it can seem hard to make healthy, affordable meals for the whole family. But by learning a few helpful skills and habits, parents can start to make a difference in their wallets and waistlines.

October 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Special Olympians compete in horse arena

Lee Ann Mooney's eyes get a little teary as she watches her 15-year-old daughter steady her horse before going into the ring Friday afternoon at the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show.

October 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Student show off computer skills at world conference

"The students we have today are just technology natives."

October 14, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


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


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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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