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Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Pastors play with church signs

ST. LOUIS - Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church's marquee read, "Christmas - Easier to spell than Hanukkah."

December 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Law office gives an old home a new look

Nancy Glenn drove by the old house every day on her way to work.

December 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Prepare dishes at night and serve for breakfast

For as long as she can remember, Emily Williams has looked forward to Christmas Day at her mother's home in Gainesville for two reasons.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


North Georgians light up the night

A little more than 10 years ago, three different Northeast Georgia families purchased or received a single item, leading them to start a Christmas tradition that continues to this day.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prepping consultant ready to face any disaster

National Geographic's reality TV show "Doomsday Preppers" depicts people obsessed with the end of the world and spend a lot of money and time preparing for it. Bomb shelters, years worth of food stores, hidden caches of weapons and armored vehicles make regular appearances on the show.

December 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Young church starts a new chapter in ministry

One local church has more than just the Christmas holiday to celebrate this season.

December 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Giving out gifts straight from the heart

It's easy to tell a gift comes from the heart when it's made by hand.

December 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Woodsy-theme edible village at Lanier Village Estates

It's amazing what a little brown sugar, molasses and flour can become when thoroughly mixed with imagination and the Christmas spirit.

December 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Clip-clop around town in a horse-drawn carriage

Few things set the Christmas mood better than the clip-clop of horses' hooves on pavement as it draws a carriage packed with sightseers around a town square decked in lights.

December 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Some of Santa's elves make toys in North Georgia

Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but a little known fact is several of his elves live in North Georgia.

December 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl parades around Atlanta

Luci Newton had been practicing her princess wave since she learned she would be the star of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in midtown Atlanta last week.

December 15, 2013 | Jennifer Sami jennifersami@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Advent wreath lights the way to Christmas

Christmas time is filled with family traditions such as baking holiday cookies, building snowmen and decorating the Christmas tree. But for the Voyles family, one tradition is crafting an Advent wreath and placing it literally in the center of their daily life during the holiday season.

December 14, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Melvin Cooper is working his dream job

Melvin Cooper has a ritual. Every morning he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and makes two stops on his way into the Gainesville Parks and Recreation office. First, he stops at the dry cleaners. Then, he makes his way to a service station. After grabbing a copy of the day's newspaper and a 24-ounce coffee, he spends a few moments driving around Gainesville making sure everything is in order at the city's parks.

December 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Randy and Friends helps individuals with disabilities succeed

No matter how her day is going, Connie Derham always leaves Randy and Friends with a smile.

February 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister incorporates his passion for music into fifth Sunday service

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

February 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Bird watchers join forces during annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Some people, like Mike Saunders and his wife, Rosalie Jensen, become birders while exploring the great outdoors and wanting the knowledge to identify the feathered ...

February 16, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pan-seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Salmon

February 14, 2017 | | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Health System classes teach residents better cooking habits

As each new year comes and goes, a host of resolutions are made, pursued and then eventually discarded under the weight of daily life. Yet ...

February 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Good Samaritan provides food and aid to thousands in the area

Alvin Bagwell has wanted to help others since childhood.

February 12, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 12, 2017 | | Life top stories


Javier Chavez answers call to serve God during college

Javier Chavez came to the United States for one purpose: to study social sciences and religion at Lee University in the mid-1990s and become a ...

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


New Hispanic ministry becomes full-fledged church in Gainesville

When Javier Chavez came to the United States to pursue a college education in 1995, the then-18-year-old never dreamed he'd become a pastor.

February 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Girl Scouts to host dessert contest for area eateries with their well-known cookies

What can make Girl Scout cookies even better? How about pairing them with your favorite desserts for a sweet treat that's the best of ...

February 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Setting realistic goals helps shed holiday weight

Remnants of holiday season-indulgences may have crept onto your waistline and stuck around long after the party was over. If you're looking to have ...

February 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


University of North Georgia junior to sing Feb. 5 at Carnegie Hall in New York City

When Rachel Zettler sings, she says it's an emotional experience.

February 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 05, 2017 | | Life top stories


Lakeview Academy senior to sing Feb. 5 at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City is an experience of a lifetime for 18-year-old Christopher Jue.

February 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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