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Local confectionery slugging it out in 2012 Flavor of Georgia contest

A local treat is in the running to become a signature Flavor of Georgia.

February 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son celebrate Leap Year birthdays

Although she will be turning 28 on Wednesday, Jessica Jackson has only had six birthdays in her lifetime. She's a Leap Year baby.

February 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tallulah Falls X5 in Cornelia gets renovated while bringing together those who love history

If the Tallulah Falls Railroad X5 caboose could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

February 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor Kenny Rice spreads seeds for new churches, but hopes Life Connection will be his final stop

Based on the seeds he has sown across the country, Pastor Kenny Rice is in for a mighty harvest.

February 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The path to clarity

Unlike their maze counterparts, labyrinths aren't meant to be confusing.

February 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local grads making strides with grass-root efforts to help displaced Colombian farmers return home

Three years ago, the members of the grass-roots organization Give Us Names decided to be the change they wanted to see in the world.

February 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Descendants reluctantly keep slave history alive in White County community

The gift and curse of the Bean Creek Community is its small size. These days, residents question if there are even 50 residents left.

February 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Workshops, info sessions teach novice beekeepers proper colony care

Although the gardening world seems to be all abuzz with talks of backyard bee hives, experts say you shouldn't fly blindly into the beekeeping arena.

February 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Fat Tuesday means a little French and a little fun with a bayou flare

Although many calendars don't denote the holiday, foodies have already noted with delight that Tuesday is Mardi Gras.

February 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville soldier meets her soul mate during flight school, deploys to Afghanistan with him

When U.S. Army Capt. Sara Walker decided to pursue an aviation career she was looking for a challenge.

February 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Spoken like a true winner

Sixty seconds isn't a lot of time, but that's all it took for a group of World Language Academy students to become the best in the country.

February 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Nacoochee cabin restoration unites descendants of slaves and owners

With its weathered wood and cobblestone chimney, the small building sitting back from the road has all of the trappings of your average rustic cabin.

February 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor, retired Marine takes on the role of actor to deliver his message about God

Ken Bevel may have starred in movies, but he doesn't want you to look at him as a movie star.

February 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Getting your house in financial order is easier than ever says WomenSource

Everyone would love to bring home more money, but in this economy, receiving a raise isn't likely. You may not be able to increase your pay, but there are things you can do to stretch the dollars you earn. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.

February 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whip up something sweet for your honey and impress them with a kitchen prowess

Stevie Wonder may have sung about showing your love with a dozen roses, but there may be a sweeter way to show your love on Valentine's Day. Think homemade candies.

February 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Divorcees seek marital solace in DivorceCare program

There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.

January 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville man copies the King James Version of the Bible by hand

Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."

January 17, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gardening experts share tips on composting in the cold

Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.

January 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cooking with cast-iron skillet or pan creates unique flavor in food

Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.

January 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Animal Shelter raises funds by painting pooches

Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.

January 13, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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