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Some of Santa's elves make toys in North Georgia

Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but a little known fact is several of his elves live in North Georgia.

December 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Forsyth County girl parades around Atlanta

Luci Newton had been practicing her princess wave since she learned she would be the star of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in midtown Atlanta last week.

December 15, 2013 | Jennifer Sami | Life top stories

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

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Articles by Section - Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

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 ...

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

October 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 16, 2016 | | Life top stories

Lanier Christian Church's minister marks 40 years with Gainesville congregation

Forty years ago, David Simpson was a 20-year-old attending Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), when he was chosen to lead Lanier Christian Church.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

How to decorate your apartment or house for Halloween

Decorating your home for the spooky season doesn't have to put a dent in the Halloween candy budget, according to two area women.

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Helen bakery turns Southern biscuits and gravy into a German dish

Hofer's Bakery and Cafe owner Ralph Hofer stayed close to his German roots when he and his staff created their regionally, recognized bratwurst biscuits ...

October 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Six-year-old Gainesville girl lives with genetic disease and still stays positive

Zyah Goss-Pittman is just like any other 6-year-old.

October 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Dawsonville woman works as intern for national woman's group

Kylie Gibbs wanted to change the lives of women across the world.

October 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Sisk: Lemmy losing interest in life

It's an unfair generalization to say teenagers don't listen. Some do, some don't.

October 09, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 09, 2016 | | Life top stories


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