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Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

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Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

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Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It’s time for spring cleaning.

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Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

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Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase — it is a lifestyle.

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Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears — undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

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Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father’s simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

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Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1,  the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt “blessed” for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

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Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

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Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

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Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

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Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading “Soup of the Day.”

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Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece’s Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

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Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors’ offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

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Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

 

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

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