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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


Singing and songwriting

Most clergy describe their entry into the Christian ministry as a calling. For The Highlands United Methodist Church youth minister Kyle Jones, he got a call on two separate occasions to praise God through song.

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


Gainesville minister pens book

When David Glover's grandson Zachariah Kyle Emerson was born in 1998, the Gainesville man felt blessed.

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


Couple conquers 70 years together

In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.

May 19, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


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