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Fat Tuesday means a little French and a little fun with a bayou flare

Although many calendars don't denote the holiday, foodies have already noted with delight that Tuesday is Mardi Gras.

February 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville soldier meets her soul mate during flight school, deploys to Afghanistan with him

When U.S. Army Capt. Sara Walker decided to pursue an aviation career she was looking for a challenge.

February 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Spoken like a true winner

Sixty seconds isn't a lot of time, but that's all it took for a group of World Language Academy students to become the best in the country.

February 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Nacoochee cabin restoration unites descendants of slaves and owners

With its weathered wood and cobblestone chimney, the small building sitting back from the road has all of the trappings of your average rustic cabin.

February 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor, retired Marine takes on the role of actor to deliver his message about God

Ken Bevel may have starred in movies, but he doesn't want you to look at him as a movie star.

February 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Getting your house in financial order is easier than ever says WomenSource

Everyone would love to bring home more money, but in this economy, receiving a raise isn't likely. You may not be able to increase your pay, but there are things you can do to stretch the dollars you earn. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.

February 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whip up something sweet for your honey and impress them with a kitchen prowess

Stevie Wonder may have sung about showing your love with a dozen roses, but there may be a sweeter way to show your love on Valentine's Day. Think homemade candies.

February 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Barrow pageant star, mom appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ show

Barrow child beauty contestant Paisley Dickey, 4, and her mother, Wendy Dickey, are no strangers to talk shows and tabloids, especially since Paisley was seen on the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras" last summer dressed as Julia Roberts' character from the movie "Pretty Woman."

February 07, 2012 | By Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Life top stories


Teams compete in LEGO challenge and even invent patent-worthy products

Students from two local schools may have been building things with their LEGO pieces, but they weren't playing around. They were creating prize-winning robots.

February 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Area women enrich the community with their work in the literary arts

In the time before women were seen by society as equals to men, it wasn't uncommon for female authors to assume male pen names in order for their work to be regarded with respect.

February 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowers have long been a symbol of love in bloom, but many say much more

This Valentine's Day, before you hand that bouquet of flowers to your significant other, you may want to take a minute to consider what message you're conveying.

February 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Score big with your party crowd; make manly cupcakes and a super stromboli

Super Bowl Sunday may only be a few days away, but there's still plenty of time to come up with a winning game plan for your party menu.

February 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Seniors learn to connect with the latest gadgets with relative ease

Today, they are members of the "active generation," who are all too often regarded as opponents to technology.

January 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Big band dreams

Members of the East Hall High School Wind Symphony are proving that quality reigns supreme over quantity.

January 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville family renovates space for learning at Good News at Noon

Although Cora Lanning walked purposefully across the painted sidewalk decorated with colorful promises of God's love to the front entrance of Good News at Noon, she wasn't completely sure why she was there.

January 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Coupling cold ones with fall appetizers, entrees and desserts

While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.

October 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


History Center recounts tales about ghosts of Gainesville

For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.

October 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native finally takes on running challenge

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Know the risk factors, warning signs of a stroke

October 27, 2014 | BY Denise Boldea and Sonia Hunter For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate connects with Chinese culture while in Asian country

When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.

October 26, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Georgia group aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

October 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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


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