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Teens, parents learn the rules of the road

There are a lot of free activities parents and teens can do together for two hours.

January 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Honduran teen grows coffee in Habersham from homeland beans to pay for college

Kevin Candelario Arita grew up around coffee as a child in the mountain village of Mar Azul, Honduras.

January 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan choir will perform in Gainesville

On Feb. 3, Gainesville will get a visit from some very important African ambassadors. The Watoto Children's choir will perform "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation" at The Highlands Church on Cleveland Highway.

January 26, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Avoid serious injury by de-icing walkways

While we may not be waking up to several inches of snow this morning, we are likely dealing with the slippery aftermath of a wintry mix.

January 25, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Cold-soothing chicken soup gets a vitamin C boost from roasted lemons

It seems that just about everyone I know has been eating soup. And I am pretty certain it's not because it's National Soup Month. Whether it's your grandma's chicken noodle or not, soup is comforting.

January 23, 2013 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


History center exhibit highlights 9 presidential visits to the county

The next time you drive down Bradford Street in Gainesville, or take a stroll around the square, look down.

January 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville wildlife artist Jay Kemp to be honored at Charleston event

Lying on the ground in the northernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, Jay Kemp found what he was looking for.

January 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local churches offer course to help those in need of money management training

Several Gainesville churches are preaching a message of peace. That is, financial peace.

January 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lyman Hall students aim to help build wells for families in Africa

Most elementary students don't have to think about where they'll get water to drink; it's down the hall and comes out of the fountain.

January 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville WWII veteran honored for his service during his 90th birthday celebration

At 90 years old, Frank Downing's class of peers is a small one.

January 15, 2013 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS For The Times | Life top stories


Performance tackles the fear, challenge of battling cancer

Cassidy Elliott paused for a moment, took a deep breath and stood motionless as her muscles trembled. A tiny bead of sweat formed on her forehead. She only had one thing on her mind.

January 13, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


'Lincoln' tops Academy Award nominations

January 10, 2013 | | Life top stories


Around the Home: Off the menu and off the hips

Yes, it's possible to make smart dining out choices.

January 09, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


From soil to plate, minus the chemicals

Cooking with farm fresh ingredients isn't exactly a new idea. People have doing it for centuries.

January 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pediatrician offers ways parents can head off childhood obesity

New Year's resolutions aren't just for grown-ups; kids benefit from healthy changes, too.

January 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Easter traditions bring new outfits and old memories

Easter is a time for new beginnings and new life full of color. For some locals, it means new clothes.

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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