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Bike your way to better health in 2014

"You will exercise at least 30 minutes a day," the doctor said following a physical exam last month.

December 30, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Pastors play with church signs

ST. LOUIS - Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church's marquee read, "Christmas - Easier to spell than Hanukkah."

December 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories

Law office gives an old home a new look

Nancy Glenn drove by the old house every day on her way to work.

December 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Prepare dishes at night and serve for breakfast

For as long as she can remember, Emily Williams has looked forward to Christmas Day at her mother's home in Gainesville for two reasons.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

North Georgians light up the night

A little more than 10 years ago, three different Northeast Georgia families purchased or received a single item, leading them to start a Christmas tradition that continues to this day.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Prepping consultant ready to face any disaster

National Geographic's reality TV show "Doomsday Preppers" depicts people obsessed with the end of the world and spend a lot of money and time preparing for it. Bomb shelters, years worth of food stores, hidden caches of weapons and armored vehicles make regular appearances on the show.

December 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Young church starts a new chapter in ministry

One local church has more than just the Christmas holiday to celebrate this season.

December 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Giving out gifts straight from the heart

It's easy to tell a gift comes from the heart when it's made by hand.

December 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Woodsy-theme edible village at Lanier Village Estates

It's amazing what a little brown sugar, molasses and flour can become when thoroughly mixed with imagination and the Christmas spirit.

December 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Clip-clop around town in a horse-drawn carriage

Few things set the Christmas mood better than the clip-clop of horses' hooves on pavement as it draws a carriage packed with sightseers around a town square decked in lights.

December 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Some of Santa's elves make toys in North Georgia

Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but a little known fact is several of his elves live in North Georgia.

December 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Forsyth County girl parades around Atlanta

Luci Newton had been practicing her princess wave since she learned she would be the star of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in midtown Atlanta last week.

December 15, 2013 | Jennifer Sami | Life top stories

Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Advent wreath lights the way to Christmas

Christmas time is filled with family traditions such as baking holiday cookies, building snowmen and decorating the Christmas tree. But for the Voyles family, one tradition is crafting an Advent wreath and placing it literally in the center of their daily life during the holiday season.

December 14, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

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Wondrous color beneath the surface at Jungle Paradise Daylilies

To say June is Suzanne Franklin's busiest month is an understatement.

November 27, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Simple side dish recipes for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 | | Life top stories

Forsyth County teen shares experiences from "The Voice"

November 23, 2015 | | Life top stories

Thanksgiving Day and its traditions evolve throughout years

When Dana Chapman thinks of Thanksgiving, one image comes to mind. It is a 1943 Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom From Want," which was part ...

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Experts: Black Friday shopping helps local economy

Many people focus on the edible fare, family time and football on Thanksgiving Day.

November 22, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

African Children's Choir to sing, dance at Gainesville church

Some people catch themselves humming one tune or another throughout the day, whether it's happy or sad.

November 20, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN | Life top stories

10 simple ways to repair holiday kitchen disasters

If you're planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you'd be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: "Never ...

November 17, 2015 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories

Facebook page helps area couple find their missing dog

If you've ever lost a furry friend, you know how frightening and stressful it can be.

November 16, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Fire chief credits boys club for path to dream job

At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy ...

November 14, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Operation Christmas Child delivers toy-filled shoeboxes

Most families around the holidays can't live without several things: A turkey dinner with their loved ones; traditions such as Elf on the Shelf ...

November 13, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN | Life top stories

Lula shop offers flower arrangements, sweet treats

"Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope."

November 13, 2015 | SANDRA WARWICK For The Times | Life top stories


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