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Students whip Santa into shape with school play

Last year, all those cookies finally caught up with Santa and he got stuck in a chimney.

December 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Teens and elementary students all learn while teaming up for stage production

Nothing is cuter than a room full of dalmatian puppies ... unless of course they elementary students dressed up as puppies.

December 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Chattahoochee Baptist Association is handing out toys for children

No one would argue that Santa's got a big job to do on Christmas Eve.

December 08, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gingerbread houses go pro in stunning holiday displays

NEW YORK- Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professional exhibits designed by pastry chefs and sometimes even architects.And never mind the humble miniature: Some displays are life-size, while others depict entire villages. A few extravaganzas raise money for charity, while some include contests for home bakers. Many are part of larger Christmas celebrations at luxury hotels that also showcase decorated trees, Santa visits and holiday menus.

December 07, 2012 | By Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press | Life top stories


Light libations set the holiday mood

Back during my days at Gourmet magazine, my many duties included teaching cooking classes. I used to tell my students - especially the cooking-impaired ones - that if they made sure to greet dinner party guests with a special homemade drink, they would always win, no matter what else happened that evening.

December 05, 2012 | By Sara Moulton Associated Press | Life top stories


Quinlan Visual Arts Center uses grant to reduce its lighting costs

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is getting a little greener. But it's not because of any new art display.

December 04, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Marching toward the future

Students of the East Hall High School band marched around their school's track last week blasting holiday tunes with a finesse that can only be earned through many hours of practice.

December 03, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cleveland’s Luke Pilgrim rising on country charts while creating his own music videos

Luke Pilgrim never thought of music as a hobby or a side gig.

December 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville's Mormon church displays hundreds of nativities

A Gainesville church is opening its doors to celebrate the reason behind the Christmas season this weekend.

December 01, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Planting tips in Farmer’s Almanac, other sources often based on science

Recently, a local news channel that reported a story about garden and weather folklore.

November 30, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


New breed of grandma's skillet topping holiday gift lists

One of the hottest items on cooks' holiday lists this year is one of the oldest types of cookware around: cast iron.

November 28, 2012 | By Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times | Life top stories


Hit TV series, Schwarzenegger movie filming on Lanier

Lake Lanier isn't just an attractive location for tourists and fishing enthusiasts.

November 26, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Make advent calendars a Christmas tradition

The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.

November 26, 2012 | By Jennifer Forker Associated Press | Life top stories


Group of disabled adults takes on projects for those in need around Demorest

A group of developmentally disabled adults in Demorest is using its members' creativity to help others in their community overcome life's challenges.

November 25, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Union Baptist congregation has a long familial history that continues today

The Civil War had ended the previous year when parishioners from two Flowery Branch churches sat together and discussed the merging of their respective parishes.

November 24, 2012 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


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Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Six tasks top your honey-do list for the fall

Change is in the air.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Pastry chefs craft doughnut delicacies

Charles Barrett had our attention when he said the magic word: doughnut.

October 15, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Family Haven marks 25 years of operation in South Forsyth

ALPHARETTA - Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

October 14, 2014 | By KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


NASCAR champion consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 14, 2014 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


Trail safety tips to follow

Plan for temperature

October 12, 2014 | | Life top stories


Outdoor experts unearth the beauty of the mountains

Fall leads to football tailgating, weekend barbecues, boots and festivals. But the greatest change is the color as it sweeps across the North Georgia Mountains. And it is one development best seen up close.

October 12, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Women reaffirm their faith through religious discussion

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, three women of different faiths found themselves wondering what to teach their children about the tragedy.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Bored with the gourd? Decorate in a new way with pumpkins or other fall offerings

All you have to do to find the best fall decor is open your front door and step outside. Such is the advice of Gainesville decorator Elizabeth Thompson of House Dressing Interiors, LLC.

October 10, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Japanese restaurant fries sushi roll in Flowery Branch

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owners Sam and Jasmine Yong pride themselves in bringing creative Asian cuisine and new types of sushi to Flowery Branch.

October 08, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Former educator receives influx of appreciation in the mail

The stack of envelopes on Frances Haynes' sitting room table was large ­- maybe as much mail as an average person would receive in a year.

October 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


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