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Gainesville woman describes Native American ceremonies to congregation

Lojuana Howard grabbed the edge of the podium and slipped her shoes from her feet.

September 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gardeners can create compost pile with kitchen and yard waste

Composting is a popular tool used by many gardeners to improve soil integrity and the quality and quantity of their plants.

September 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Wheeler: Diverse trees fill Linwood Preserve

The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.

September 27, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


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


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Gainesville women fighting to find a cure for cancer

Five months and three cancer diagnoses destroyed Gail Schneider's family.

March 26, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 26, 2017 | | Life top stories


New minister at St. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church finds a nontraditional path to service

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

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


A few trends to try in your garden this spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including ...

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




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