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You don’t need harsh chemicals for spring sprucing

With the first official day of spring less than two weeks away, many folks are getting the itch to give their home a good deep cleaning.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


History center, local troops mark 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts

One-hundred years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low made a decision that would change the lives of girls for generations nationwide.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rucker’s efforts helped teach generations of local students

While some people become obsessed with their legacy later in life, Beulah Rucker Oliver knew early on how she would make her mark in the world.

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


Gainesville woman heading to Costa Rica to battle rampant sex trafficking of youth

Sidney Eure is a woman on a mission. Make that several missions.

March 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


GHS academic team celebrates bittersweet victory after losing senior Patrick Kelley

The Gainesville High School Varsity Academic Team is the perfect example of what can happen when preparation meets dedication.

March 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville woman acquires exotic garments as a Pan Am employee

In between her summer dresses and winter coats, you're likely to find a sari from India or a wedding ensemble from Uzbekistan hanging in Joy Losee's closet.

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


Eyes of the Father: Learn to give up past, embrace the future

Know what I love about Saturdays? Naptime.

March 04, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Oakwood woman’s book reveals secret Jewish sect

It isn't uncommon to hear children in Sunday school sing, "This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine."

March 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Expo puts all housing needs under 1 roof

If you're thinking of doing any type of home-related construction, you should make plans to attend the 2012 Northeast Georgia Home Expo this weekend.

March 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local confectionery slugging it out in 2012 Flavor of Georgia contest

A local treat is in the running to become a signature Flavor of Georgia.

February 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son celebrate Leap Year birthdays

Although she will be turning 28 on Wednesday, Jessica Jackson has only had six birthdays in her lifetime. She's a Leap Year baby.

February 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tallulah Falls X5 in Cornelia gets renovated while bringing together those who love history

If the Tallulah Falls Railroad X5 caboose could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

February 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor Kenny Rice spreads seeds for new churches, but hopes Life Connection will be his final stop

Based on the seeds he has sown across the country, Pastor Kenny Rice is in for a mighty harvest.

February 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The path to clarity

Unlike their maze counterparts, labyrinths aren't meant to be confusing.

February 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local grads making strides with grass-root efforts to help displaced Colombian farmers return home

Three years ago, the members of the grass-roots organization Give Us Names decided to be the change they wanted to see in the world.

February 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Sweet and savory service on Mother's Day

For working moms, stay-at-home mothers and every mother in between, Mother's Day is a time to relax and be pampered.

May 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | 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


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