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Fiddleheads back on ‘America’s Got Talent!’

The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize.

August 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


WomenSource program to help empower girls, enlighten moms

Ordinarily, WomenSource staff are busy planning events for adults, but this week they're focused on Girl Power.

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


You’re never too young, or old, to save a life

When it comes to measuring a lifetime, most people tend to think in years.

August 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Wagon man’ sees the country behind a horse

CLEVELAND - The 90-plus degree Georgia heat on a recent Monday did not stop James Newton from making the trip by horse and a homemade gypsy-like wagon from Helen, where he spent the night, to Cleveland.

August 14, 2011 | By La Venier Mize For The Times | Life top stories


Going native in the garden

Some plants get no respect.

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


Hotdogging the frank: Enter the Tater Dawg

Some consider it a staple of summer, right after watermelon. I consider it a staple of my refrigerator simply because there are nights I don't feel like cooking.

August 10, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Nearly 50 years later, Gainesville Phoenix Woman’s Club is still transforming lives

In 1971, before she was Georgia's first lady that champions statewide causes, Sandra Deal's focus was centered on Hall County.

August 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Getting kids back into a routine means setting rules for homework, TV and games

This morning, alarm clocks all over Hall County signaled the official end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new academic year.

August 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Don Pirkle has a big Habitat goal to reach for his birthday

A bit of curiosity years ago led Don Pirkle to a life-changing experience.

August 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Unity Church member’s Web-based radio show promotes interfaith unity

In a world where varying doctrines can push followers of different religions apart, Scott Lindquist is hoping that spirituality can be the great uniter.

August 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The right frame of mind

These days, more and more people aren't satisfied with just hanging mass produced pieces of art on their walls. A growing number of shoppers are seeking original art for their homes, says interior designer Robert Novogratz.

August 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summer’s bounty means being creative with all of the extra produce, like bell peppers

So you've canned, dried, frozen and given away as much as you could from the summer garden, but you still have veggies on the vine.

August 03, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


From ball gowns to car repair, these debutantes are learning more than just etiquette

PLANO, Texas - Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense.

August 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


Bringing back Sunday dinner

When Sabrina Mitchell was growing up in North Carolina, there were two things that were guaranteed to happen on Sundays, no matter what.

July 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


40 acres of worship

In 1830, a group of 10 men donated $1 each for the purchase of 40 acres of land that would become Lumpkin Campground in Dawson County.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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