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Many old cemeteries fall into disrepair after descendants move on

If you want to get an idea of how times have changed, take a trip to your local cemetery.

June 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Congregation at Nacoochee Presbyterian still growing

Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, just off Ga. 255 in the center of the White County community of Sautee, was originally founded in 1870 by Capt. James Nichols. Nichols moved his from family Milledgeville to the Sautee area after the Civil War.

June 25, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


The bamboo bamboozle

These days, bamboo is more than just a food source for pandas.

June 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pick a healthier picnic

Summertime is officially here and that's the prime season for backyard barbecues.

June 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Young Jefferson pianist recently toured Italy

If you closed your eyes and listened to Sean VanMeter tickle the ivories, you'd notice he plays with the confidence and skill of the great maestros.

June 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cooking like Dad

Daunte Gibbs can really burn in the kitchen.

June 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Increase in female church leaders a ‘natural progression’

Although it may not seem like it now, there was a time when women weren't accepted in leadership positions within the church.

June 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The war on privet

When a landscaper arranges a garden, they typically put specific plants in certain areas - confident they will stay in that one place.

June 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Heritage center picks 3 winning recipes in cookie contest

Typically, art filling the gallery at the Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts is meant to be admired indefinitely.

June 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville's John Hopkins takes his mom as date to CMT Awards

It was a great night for Georgia-based bands last Wednesday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, as several groups with Georgia ties took the stage for the CMT Awards, and a few took home the show's coveted buckles.

June 14, 2011 | Tasha Biggers | Life top stories


Gardening course for educators utilizes multiple subjects to engage students

While their students are settling into the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of area teachers have taken on new roles as pupils in the Summer Master Gardener Program for Educators.

June 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Days of Our Lives’ actor with Gainesville ties now ventures into movies

Although "Days of our Lives" has drawn in millions of viewers over its 46-year television history, the character of Will Horton has given local audiences a new reason to watch for the past year.

June 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Capitol chaplain says he’ll rely on prayer, avoid politics

WASHINGTON - The Rev. Patrick Conroy says he won't be trying to convert anyone as he gets rolling as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes 39 Jews, three Buddhists and two Muslims.

June 11, 2011 | By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Cures from the garden

Hundreds of years ago, it was common for folks to search their gardens or neighboring woods to find treatments for their ailments.

June 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cure your Father’s Day gift anxiety

Home-cured bacon? Sounds like one of those things the average person wouldn't in a million years attempt.

June 08, 2011 | By Alison Ladman Associated Press | Life top stories


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Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Reading nature’s own weather forecasts

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

April 22, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


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