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Flowery Branch girl transforms herself to change the lives of elderly residents

Even though she sometimes dons a "Cinderella" costume, some nursing home residents see Anna Leigh Stewart as a fairy godmother.

May 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Students use GPS to find buried treasure

Second-grade students at Spout Springs School of Enrichment got the chance on Tuesday to find buried treasure. But they got to do more than just follow a map.

May 21, 2012 | Megan Gill | Life top stories


Looking back on a Titanic decision

One hundred years ago, as passengers and crew members aboard the RMS Titanic counted down the minutes to certain death or despair, members of one well-known North Carolina family were out of harm's way, having made a decision that likely changed the course of their lives.

May 20, 2012 | Michael Beard | Life top stories


Latter-Day Saints church members work to

When it comes to disaster preparedness, most people turn to the American Red Cross, not their church.

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


Sprucing up the yard could nab a nod from the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

If you have ever driven by a home and thought their yard was especially beautiful, instead of keeping that gem to yourself, consider nominating the owners for public recognition.

May 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tips to get the most out of your trips to the farmers markets

It's farmers market time again, a time of rebirth and renewal for local agriculture.

May 16, 2012 | By staff, wire reports | Life top stories


NC woman treks through Gainesville to raise awareness of caregivers for elderly

In her neon reflective vest, it's hard to miss Teri Swezey walking along the shoulder of highways and state routes.

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


Wauka Mountain students get up close with agriculture

Recent Ag Day festivities at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences School gave students the opportunity to get in touch with their inner farmer.

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


Mothers are so much more than meals and clean clothes

When we're young with our minds set on paving our own road in life, the last thing we as women want to hear is, "You're just like your mother."

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


Growing herbs is easy, low maintenance gardening and adds fresh flavor to your dishes

If you've never had much of a green thumb but are interested in edible gardening, you'd probably want to start with herbs.

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


One SMART cookie

Students who are struggling to learn Spanish don't have to look further than their school's cafeteria for assistance.

May 09, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau University putting the spotlight on area artists

Gainesville has a lot of talent to offer. And Brenau University is taking advantage of that fact.

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


WomenSource luncheon focuses on little changes in habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle

When it comes to leading a healthier life, making small changes can make a big difference.

May 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cancer survivor Cody Tatum is pushing to help other afflicted children

When he was 15, Cody Tatum was too young to legally drink or buy cigarettes, but the cells growing in his larynx weren't focused on his age.

May 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local group gives warmth, comfort to the sick

Being bitten by the quilting bug is both a gift and a curse.

May 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Experts offer advice to college graduates

Graduation is a milestone for students of all types. Traditional and nontraditional college students celebrate the event as a gateway into the next phase of life. However, while most students are ready to take the leap into a career, some tasks could better prepare them for their next endeavors.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Dahlonega offers visitors wealth of opportunities

Walking down streets paved with gold might be a dream to some, but in Dahlonega it's a reality.

May 03, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Guest House clients relax with one stroke of the brush

Senior citizen JoAnn Phillips has a hard time remembering. But when the North Georgia woman picks up a brush, dips it into paint and swoops it across paper, she doesn't have to remember. She can just paint.

May 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired businesswomen pens first book at 99

May 03, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gardens on Green to focus on homegrown greenery

When the phrase "Go native" is used, some people think of adapting to the atmosphere surrounding them. But for a gardener, "going native" means cultivating the plants that naturally grow in a specific area.

May 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit grows

April 30, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gainesville Coffee Shop keeps service, food simple

Tony and Heather Jonovitch feel fate brought them to the Gainesville Coffee Shop inside Lawrence Pharmacy on Broad Street. And it all started with lunch service at another Gainesville restaurant.

April 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville toddler is a real bookworm

Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book for much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 years old.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors encourage patients to get tested for STDs

Talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases is never an easy task, even with a medical professional. However, the need for the conversation is crucial, especially in Georgia.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Area women sewing up a problem

One day in the 1990s, a nurse at a Georgia hospital saw a mother leaving with her baby. Instead of the newborn wearing a hat and onesie and wrapped in a blanket for the journey home, the child was covered with a towel.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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