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Flood damage doesn't deter North Georgia Zoo visitors

Signs of flood damage are hardly noticeable to the average visitor at the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland. But staff members and volunteers can quickly and easily point to waterline marks and damage from a flash flood two months ago.

October 15, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Local


Ministers offer prayers for all kinds of pets

Thirteen-year-old Porter needed an extra "punch" for good health in his hospice years. Fiona, whose age is unknown, needed a cure for her carsickness and other ailments.

October 08, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Herbs enhance flavors of food

Growing vegetables and fruits in a home garden is a convenient way to have easy access to the freshest, healthiest food possible. However, another kind of garden can enhance or add flavor to the food - an herb garden.

October 04, 2013 | J.K. Devine | 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


Cleveland girl explores her Jewish heritage

For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.

September 08, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 Broken Broads artists form ovarian cancer support agency

Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.

September 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Times' editor tests Fit-for-Life class

Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Falcons fans to descend on Gainesville

Ten years ago, lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan Howard Hopper saw his first professional football game as his favorite team played the Cincinnati Bengals in Atlanta.

August 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Get Out top stories


Veteran midwife fights back cancer, fear

For 20-plus years, Nivenann "Ann" Addison helped usher 4,000 new lives into the world as a trained midwife in North Georgia. Now, at age 62, she is fighting for her own life: The registered nurse certified in midwifery has stage 3 pancreatic cancer.

July 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Geologist a 'natural teacher' about nature

Twelve-year-old Jarred DeVito had two choices Saturday: Attend his sister's friend's birthday party or hike Amicalola Falls with his grandmother in Dawson County. Jarred chose to go on the hike and was glad he did.

July 23, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Ballet dancers experience boot camp-style training

Rhythmic pounding in time to the music reverberated off the floors and walls as 20 students performed a couple of jumps and turns Friday afternoon in a dance studio at Brenau Fitness Center.

July 22, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Residents rush to Lunas for dinner, dancing event

Eating a good meal at an affordable price, sipping good wine and dancing to the tunes of yesteryear with the one you love. This combination transported the men and women attending the 50 Plus Dancing Diners event back in time.

July 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Homegrown blackberries 'nutritional powerhouse' food

As a child, Lindsey Vrahiotes remembers picking wild blackberries in a yard near her parents' house. The picking usually led to her mother making blackberry jelly.

June 26, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Times editor splashes into water aerobics

Scissors! Frog legs! Cannonball!

June 25, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Father, son trek to nation's capital

When Harry Scroggs was serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he saw trucks loaded with fallen soldiers who paid the price of freedom with their lives as they were shipped home from the battlefield.

June 16, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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