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Judging jams, jellies for inaugural Hall County Farmers Market County Fair

"That's pretty," Ginger Bennett said holding the jar of purple jelly in front of her face.

September 25, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Duo devotes time to translating for the deaf

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students gather for a 10 a.m. history class at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus. Here, students learn about the rise and fall of world civilizations and relive pivotal moments in history. Some write fervently, taking notes on everything that is said, while others yawn and stare at the whiteboard with a blank expression.

September 24, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Gainesville woman's rocking chair donation goes full circle

Sylina LiBasci remembers the night before the accident.

September 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Church fills teen with the spirit

Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.

September 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

Students cultivate their own green thumbs

Plunging a shovel into loosened dirt, pulling back on the handle and watching a large redish-brown sweet potato pop out of the ground elated 8-year-old Franky Perez.

September 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Seniors compile 'Favorite Recipes' in cookbook

Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff.

September 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Couples learn ballroom dancing with cue caller

If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.

September 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Patients and families learn from horses that mirror their behavior

Lisa Weinwurm wasn't looking at the clients during a recent therapy session, she was more concerned with watching horses.

September 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Farming family: Generations of Echols run Jaemor Farms

Old Cornelia Highway is dotted with fruit stands. Most of the old buildings have fallen into disrepair.

September 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Churches throw open their doors to all guests to celebrate ‘Back to Church Sunday’

Churches are glad to see new visitors any Sunday, but this Sunday is particularly inviting.

September 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

North Georgians shop for hidden treasures at yard sales

Judy Roberts shouts across the cul-de-sac to a customer admiring a shelf "built by a little old lady who worked at that sewing factory in Cleveland."

September 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Explore healthier options for football fans

As football season gears up, chicken wings, burgers and hot dogs will proliferate at tailgate parties, but the grease and fat can add unwanted calories and cholesterol to a person's meal. However, two local food experts pointed out nutritional alternatives for the traditional football feast.

September 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue training mission

Most kids spend their weekends playing sports or video games, but for 27 local youth weekends are a time for search and rescue training and scouring the wilderness for simulated airplane crashes.

September 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

School bus driver Miss Becky knows students' names by heart

On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.

September 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories

Three Gainesville men serve Israeli military

Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.

September 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Tailgate recipes to cheer about no matter the score of the game

When it comes to food this football season, whether you're tailgating, watching the game at home or out with friends, finger foods are the ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn and Janet Patton | Life top stories

Trunk tricks transform your car into Halloween fun

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

October 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 16, 2016 | | Life top stories

Lanier Christian Church's minister marks 40 years with Gainesville congregation

Forty years ago, David Simpson was a 20-year-old attending Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), when he was chosen to lead Lanier Christian Church.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

How to decorate your apartment or house for Halloween

Decorating your home for the spooky season doesn't have to put a dent in the Halloween candy budget, according to two area women.

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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