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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


Clarkesville man copies the King James Version of the Bible by hand

Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gardening experts share tips on composting in the cold

Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.

January 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cooking with cast-iron skillet or pan creates unique flavor in food

Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.

January 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Animal Shelter raises funds by painting pooches

Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.

January 13, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Assistant principal resolves to lose weight

Many people set New Year's Resolutions. Few keep them.

January 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Retired math teacher takes time to paint

Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn't have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.

January 11, 2015 | BY Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


GoFundMe website helps funding local worthy causes

Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.

January 11, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Holmes Bible College hold classes in Buford

Churchgoers line up Sunday after Sunday to get their weekly dose of the Word, but for some, Sundays aren't enough.

January 10, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Seeing potential in an older home

In the mornings, Winter Cox sits with a cup of tea and her two dogs, finding solace in her new cedar-planked sunroom that overlooks her spacious backyard.

January 09, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Piedmont Tractor customers feast at In and Out Deli

Fast, fresh and flavorful food is the goal of the In and Out Deli. And the deli - located inside Piedmont Tractor and Equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville - seems to succeed by streamlining its lunch service with house-made sandwiches, chips and sodas in glass bottles.

January 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Historic cemeteries appear forgotten

The old Dover Cemetery is all but invisible from the road save for a few heavily worn headstones peeking out from a family plot overgrown with long, dry grass and pine saplings. Further back, some of the more recent headstones have been tended to, but a collapsed wire fence and thickets of brambles stand as evidence of years of neglect.

January 06, 2015 | BY MERIS LUTZ Times regional staff | Life top stories


Lift away your fitness phobias with a workout

Laurie Davidson has been going to the J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville for almost nine years. In those years, she has seen many new people come just after the beginning of the year only to disappear a couple of months later.

January 05, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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Cumming man grows herbicide- and pesticide-free lettuce

Jeff Adams always dreamed of becoming a farmer, but he didn't have the land needed to make it a reality. So, he discovered a ...

September 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Celebrate the fall season with apple-related festivities

From baskets filled to the brim to the smell of them baking in the oven, apples seem to be everywhere in the fall.

September 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Breast cancer survivor credits faith, family in overcoming illness

Mary Bagwell believes having a positive outlook will take you a long way in life. And as a Christian woman, she knows God is in ...

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


BULLI Bards explores soul with written words

What is the soul and how does it manifest?

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 25, 2016 | | Life top stories


Husband and wife minister to congregation at historic church in Dahlonega

The Rev. Walter James Whelchel and his wife, Rhonda, were the first couple married at the current altar of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Area woman grows baking business into award-winning success

When you want the best of the best, Diane Toth said to call cakemaster Natalie Bryn.

September 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Cleveland man pens his father's memoir

Just about two years ago, Guy Michaels thought his world would be turned upside down on Sept. 22, 2014, when his father died.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Drinking a glass of wine a day could give you potential health benefits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

September 18, 2016 | | Life top stories


12Stone Church opens new building in Braselton

At 12Stone Church, it's all about the individual.

September 16, 2016 | | Life top stories


Randall Murray: Cleveland couple turn family dairy farm into CeNita Vineyards and Winery

Greg Crumley used to construct houses. Now he constructs wines, very good wines.

September 06, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


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