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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


Fair Street testing new Kuno tablets

The third-grade students in Lindsay Brown's class are busy playing games.

February 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Residents welcome feathery friends with feeders and houses

With fall fast approaching, the nation's bird watchers are listening for chirps, calls and the flutter of fast-flying wings.

August 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms wins the homemade ice cream challenge

Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.

August 27, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Family adopts German shepherd, treats rare condition

NORTH FORSYTH - To see Lucy-Blue today, one would never know what the 4-year-old German shepherd mix has been through.

August 26, 2014 | CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Life top stories


Fans show off school spirit with fashion

Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about football season, but fans can express their school spirit many different ways outside of shouting down the referee.

August 25, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Female inmates break free with music

With a pick and some plucks, Wendy Fortner soared above her surroundings, figuratively speaking.

August 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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