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Residents of mountain resort unite to save it from foreclosure, and now it’s on the rebound

Where others have fallen short, residents in one Blue Ridge Mountain community are determined to go the distance.

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


Fire pit a cool way to enjoy summer nights

It may heating up in Northeast Georgia this weekend, but that won't stop the outdoor parties, marshmallow roasts and occasional bonfire.

June 29, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Life top stories


Fireworks aren’t the only way to dazzle crowds at July 4 picnics

We've probably all seen some variation of the classic Fourth of July dessert - an American flag sheet cake adorned with stripes of white whipped topping and juicy red strawberries with an upper field made of blueberries.

June 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living

When you're sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you're able-bodied.

June 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to rise from the ashes

Last year this time, it seemed as if all was well with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.

June 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is getting ahead of its expanding congregation

Instead of looking for greener pastures to accommodate an ever-growing flock, the congregation of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is planning to grow its current surroundings.

June 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Crush summer heat with shaved ice treats

Summer just isn't summer without a cool treat to enjoy when things get a little too warm outside.

June 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


More than 100 teens volunteer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Every summer, dozens of area teens converge on Northeast Georgia Medical Center for an opportunity to lend a helping hand - or a couple hundred.

June 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tibetan Buddhist monk visits Unity of Gainesville

Unity of Gainesville Church was host to a Tibetan Buddhist monk on June 13 for a discussion on healing the mind and body with spirituality.

June 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Healthbeat: Choose proper shoes to avoid injury

Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.

June 18, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Life top stories


Movin’, groovin’ and zipping through life

If you've ever dreaded becoming a senior citizen, heed this word of advice: Keep living.

June 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The race to beat Parkinson’s disease

There's something magical about that moment when rubber soles meet asphalt pavement.

June 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Website allows members to peruse a variety of decorating ideas with the click of a button

The latest trend in home decor isn't a particular shade of blue or style of hardwood floors. It's Pinterest.

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


Majority of dads want nothing more for Father’s Day than a juicy filet or spicy wings

If the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach, generations of kids have been approaching Father's Day all wrong.

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


The history behind the American flag

How much do you know about the history of our American flag: The Star Spangled Banner; Red, White and Blue; The Grand Old Flag; Old Glory; Stars and Stripes?

June 12, 2012 | By Lynda Holmes For The Times | Life top stories


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Slather on sunscreen, shower before swimming, experts say

With Memorial Day sparking summer fun and the Georgia heat on the rise, many will search for fun ways to cool off including pools, lakes, rivers and splash pads.

May 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

May 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Life top stories


Veteran aims to provide dental care to elderly, community

Lacey Allen is a different kind of tooth fairy.

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Vacation Bible school programs to transport children to other lands

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sardis second-graders taste nature's fresh bounty

Kids from Neysa Ladd and Lauren Smiley's second-grade classes at Sardis Elementary enjoyed tasting new foods and spending time outdoors.

May 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Baiting hungry customers with barbecue

When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Career services guides offer high school graduates advice

Graduation is a milestone for high school students as they pass from their teenage years into young adulthood.

May 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair care has a precise process

As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.

May 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cancer survivors 'don't ever give up'

Every year, Stanley Stephens looks forward to Relay For Life for two reasons.

May 17, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal priest plans to dance his socks off

While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.

May 16, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Auburn honors lifelong resident Miriam Wood

May 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


Strawberry Festival finds best of the berry recipes

Strawberry season is in full swing, meaning plenty of fresh produce is to come for consumers.

May 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


90-year-old blogs about her passions

Waking up in the middle of the night, crawling out of bed, turning on the computer and typing away is the easiest way for Anne Cleveland to get all her thoughts out into the open.

May 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


It's a dog-save-dog world

When Star, a pit bull mix, arrived at the Hall County Animal Shelter a month ago, her prognosis was grim. She had just given birth to a litter of puppies and experienced severe bleeding afterward.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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