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Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue training mission

Most kids spend their weekends playing sports or video games, but for 27 local youth weekends are a time for search and rescue training and scouring the wilderness for simulated airplane crashes.

September 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


School bus driver Miss Becky knows students' names by heart

On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.

September 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Three Gainesville men serve Israeli military

Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.

September 08, 2013 | Savannah King | 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


Potential 5Kers stretch, pray and run

"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said.

September 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Adult gardening classes begin at Gardens on Green

Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener.

September 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cannon: Become a master gardener

As fall approaches, the area extension office will send out applications to people interested in becoming master gardeners in 2014.

September 06, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Feasting on holy food during Rosh Hashana

Perhaps the only thing more comforting than a steaming bowl of chicken soup on the Jewish table is a warm noodle kugel.

September 04, 2013 | By Lisa Abraham McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Trash collectors pack it all in

The dawn is just starting to break as crews jump in their trucks and take off to their districts.

September 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


North Hall athlete looks at collegiate proposals

From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.

September 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman conquers cancer

Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13.

September 01, 2013 | Savannah King | 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


Local singer returns from Berlin for church concert

With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.

August 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Group building butterfly habitat to help Monarch

ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Make healthy, kid-friendly treats for after-school snacks

Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.

August 28, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


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Forsyth mother shares her daughter's story of survival

FORSYTH COUNTY - Amy Adams was 23 weeks pregnant. On her fourth visit to the doctor, they found the Northwest Forsyth woman had no amniotic fluid and signs of stress in the womb, stunting the growth of her unborn child's lungs.

February 01, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Parents are buying children phones at much younger ages

Two 11-year-old girls sit in the lunchroom at C.W. Davis Middle School, drinking out of milk cartons and discussing pictures on the iPhone app, Instagram.

February 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


World War II veteran to earns French honor

Henry Reyno Petree and his fellow soldiers in the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment specialized in building bridges, lots of bridges.

February 01, 2015 | BY ZAC TAYLOR Times regional staff | Life top stories


Children can experience life in African village

Northeast Georgia children will be able to visit Africa without a passport or leaving the country.

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Stick to the classics like meat and beer for your Super Bowl cookout

When the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, football fans from across the country will gather to witness the sport's most important game.

January 28, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Divorcees seek marital solace in DivorceCare program

There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.

January 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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