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Student council collects books for community library

Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.

May 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Couple conquers 70 years together

In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.

May 19, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Wedding bells, blues and venues

Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.

May 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Jehovah’s Witness experiences an influx of hope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith.

May 18, 2013 | By Eric Adler The Kansas City Star | Life top stories


Local students put their imagination to work on garden homes for gnomes

Gardens on Green hosted students from Riverbend Elementary on Tuesday for an exercise of creativity.

May 17, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Ask cook: Correct way to cut lettuce

Question: It used to be forbidden to cut lettuce with a knife. Only tearing by hand or cutting with a plastic knife was acceptable. But now I see TV chefs regularly chopping lettuce with a regular knife. What is responsible for this change in thinking?

May 15, 2013 | By Kathleen Purvis The Charlotte Observer | Life top stories


Better-for-you BBQ chicken

Barbecue chicken is one of my favorite summertime dishes. I like every part of it - the tomato-based sauce (the spicier the better), the crispy skin, even the bones.

May 15, 2013 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Properly preparing a picnic

The school year is winding down and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Activities such as boating, camping and picnicking are fun ways to experience the great outdoors.

May 15, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Singles meet and mingle

For 52-year-old Gina Sweet, it had been awhile since she hit the dating scene. Luckily for her, family members gave her the Cinderella treatment before she ventured out to Cocktails & Conversations, a brand-new speed-dating venture in Gainesville.

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


Racing to the front

JEFFERSON - It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Junior Solar Sprint competition May 3. Using one of the Earth's brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast-paced race competition at Road Atlanta in Braselton.

May 13, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Perfect pink present for mom

Editor's note: North Hall High School junior Catherine Sartain, 16, wrote this column for her journalism class about Mother's Day.

May 12, 2013 | | Life top stories


Her husband is her 'hero'

"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."

May 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lay leaders lend a loving ear

BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting.

May 11, 2013 | By Colette M. Jenkins Akron Beacon Journal | Life top stories


Diseases of the dogwood tree

Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.

May 10, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Conserve water with recycled rainbarrels

The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts.

May 10, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Local man finds faith at Honduran orphanage

Chris Thomas knew Honduras was an impoverished, crime-stricken country when he first ventured there nine years ago.

February 22, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Laboring to adopt her first daughter

Sometimes things just fall right into place. And no one knows that statement rings more true than Lauren Youngblood.

February 22, 2015 | Caroline Watts The Times | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Create 10 Crockpot dishes with two meats

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.

February 18, 2015 | BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press | Life top stories


Whelchel Barbershop still practices business basics

For Jimmy Kemp, Whelchel Barbershop is more than a place for a haircut.

February 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Health care experts: Bad balance in seniors leads to falls

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 16, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lorena Collins is a 52-year volunteer veteran

When Lorena Collins accepted a friend's invitation five decades ago, she had no idea what she was getting into.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Christians observe Lent by praying and meditating

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

February 14, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Health care experts

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

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


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