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A river, a past and a people

Being submerged in water symbolically represents purification.

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


Pastors extending a hand

Instead of focusing strictly on Sunday morning sermons, more worship leaders are reaching out to the community to help those around them improve their overall lives.

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


Hall Library Systems offers a free way to test energy efficiency

These days, most everyone is interested in making sure they're running an energy-efficient home.

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


With hectic holidays over, simple sounds good.

Although you can find slow cookers on store shelves and kitchen cabinets all year long, many cooks don't give them a second thought until the mercury begins to drop in the thermometer.

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


Gainesville artist puts life on canvas, despite worsening blindness

The average person may look at the sky and see a solid field of blue. But for an artist, it's a blanket of interwoven shades of aquamarine and cerulean.

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


Make 2012 the year your family comes together

Although many people think of the beginning of the year as a time to implement resolutions geared toward self-improvement, it never hurts to look at the bigger picture.

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


Losing income to illness, Gainesville resident gets resourceful

The last few holidays have brought interesting changes to Kelsey's Trusty's life.

January 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Party panache: Be the life of the 2012 bash

As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.

December 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Host a D-I-Y sushi party for New Year’s Eve

Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.

December 28, 2011 | By J.m. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Zipping her fears away

You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child.

December 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘I want to be that inspirational kind of guy’

When singer Trevor Jones is struggling with a performance, he knows exactly how to get things back on track.

December 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The house that love built

Gumdrops on shingles and icing on chimneys ... these are a few of Roberta Schuetze's favorite things.

December 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local artist seeks to ‘Reach’ wider audience

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Christian rappers get no respect.

December 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


It’s a wrap!

Gifts themselves are nice, but presentation is everything.

December 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


12 Days of Cookies

Snickerdoodles and chocolate-chip cookies may be delicious, but when you're trying to impress a holiday crowd, sometimes you have to pull out all of the stops.

December 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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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


Gainesville woman creates garden for community

When Betty Shott moved into the Candler Park neighborhood six years ago, the view from her window was of an old rickety white house with an overgrown yard. But instead of seeing a dilapidated property, she saw an opportunity.

May 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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