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Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through school program

Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.

March 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville native competes in desert races, inspired by nephew who has epilepsy

Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.

March 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local churches return to Christianity’s roots by reaching out via social media

As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Heirloom seed project grows with community input

A University of North Georgia research project that started with just a simple idea of collecting heirloom seeds from the surrounding communities, has grown far beyond the scope originally intended.

March 15, 2013 | For The Times | Life top stories


Guinness, it's not just for drinking

On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston's Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick's Day - an official holiday in Bean Town - and they'll plow thorough 55 kegs.

March 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Gainesville artist teaches Haitians to ‘paint’ mural using recycled trash

When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.

March 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Regional forestry supervisor taught, and lived, fire safety

For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.

March 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Carrying love on their backs

If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.

March 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master Gardeners show how air layer process generates new camellias

When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.

March 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville resident gets movie deal, walks the red carpet all in same ‘surreal’ weekend

When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.

March 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


GHS robotics team heads to California for competition

Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.

March 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Georgia Mountain Players reflect on fond memories

After 21 years in the footlights, the Georgia Mountain Players are winding down their final season with three last plays.

March 03, 2013 | By D. Kelley Hudgins For The Times | Life top stories


St. Francis of Assisi makes, installs stained glass windows

For hundreds of years, the stained glass windows of churches around the world have served as storytellers to the people who worship inside.

March 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Duct cleaning gives some homeowners peace of mind

John Santos of Los Angeles wants his home to be a healthy gathering place for family and friends, some of whom are recovering from major illness. As part of his effort, he recently had his home's ductwork professionally cleaned.

March 01, 2013 | From staff. wire reports | Life top stories


Quick, easy and tasty: Recipes to rescue a tired home cook

PARIS - The funny thing about being a food writer and cookbook author is that people think since I'm in the kitchen all day long, dinner must be a snap.

February 27, 2013 | By Ellise Pierce Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Life top stories


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From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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