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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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Vacation Bible school programs to transport children to other lands

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sardis second-graders taste nature's fresh bounty

Kids from Neysa Ladd and Lauren Smiley's second-grade classes at Sardis Elementary enjoyed tasting new foods and spending time outdoors.

May 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Baiting hungry customers with barbecue

When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Career services guides offer high school graduates advice

Graduation is a milestone for high school students as they pass from their teenage years into young adulthood.

May 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair care has a precise process

As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.

May 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cancer survivors 'don't ever give up'

Every year, Stanley Stephens looks forward to Relay For Life for two reasons.

May 17, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal priest plans to dance his socks off

While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.

May 16, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Auburn honors lifelong resident Miriam Wood

May 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


Strawberry Festival finds best of the berry recipes

Strawberry season is in full swing, meaning plenty of fresh produce is to come for consumers.

May 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


90-year-old blogs about her passions

Waking up in the middle of the night, crawling out of bed, turning on the computer and typing away is the easiest way for Anne Cleveland to get all her thoughts out into the open.

May 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


It's a dog-save-dog world

When Star, a pit bull mix, arrived at the Hall County Animal Shelter a month ago, her prognosis was grim. She had just given birth to a litter of puppies and experienced severe bleeding afterward.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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