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Those funny looking boxes are popping up everywhere, but what purpose do they serve?

They are small, square and sort of resemble a piece of pop art. Or an empty crossword puzzle. But small as they are, they carry a lot of clout.

April 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Winning the war

At 96 years old, Dee Ridley knows a thing or two about surviving tough times.

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


One Hall County man was bow hunting long before ‘The Hunger Games’

Thanks to the book series and movie, "The Hunger Games," a new generation of fans has been turned on to archery and bow hunting.

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


Rare King James Bible comes off the shelf

BALTIMORE - Joseph McGraw had doubts when his friend told him about a first edition of the King James Bible that was sitting in a downtown Baltimore office.

April 14, 2012 | By Childs Walker The Baltimore Sun | Life top stories


History center offers collectors a chance to dust of their goods

Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your own antiques or you're interested in finding a new heirloom piece for your family, "reViving Your Classics" has you covered.

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


Food on the table: Go green in your kitchen

Earth Day is the perfect time to spend outdoors, plant a tree and cherish this planet we call home.

April 11, 2012 | By Heather Hunsaker www.foodonthetable.com | Life top stories


Garden fresh, from plot to plate

What do they want? Fresh foods. When do they want it? Now.

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


Some readers can’t wait to check out their next e-book, but not everyone is sold on the benefits

Her classmates called her a bookworm. Her mom referred to her as "voracious reader."

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


Why seniors don’t want to retire

A former CEO enrolled in clown school. A corporate communications executive started a photography business. A high school science teacher became an outdoors guide. And a lifelong accountant wanted to work at Disney World.

April 09, 2012 | By Katy Read Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Life top stories


Jaemor Farm’s first hunt rivals Homer, with family in mind

In the bright spring sunshine, resting on a bed of green grass, the shiny yellow, orange and red orbs stood out like fragments of a fallen rainbow.

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


Marshal Klaven travels 13 states serving rural Jewish communities, including Dahlonega

You'd be hard pressed to find a doctor that still makes house calls, but there's at least one rabbi who makes temple calls.

April 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Master gardeners sale starts today

If sprucing up your outdoor living space is on your "to-do" list, then jump in your car and head on over to the Hall County Spring Plant Expo.

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


Baseball cookbook is ‘a labor of love’

Baseball and food have always been a team.

April 03, 2012 | Keith Albertson | Life top stories


Former DeKalb district attorney will speak to teens about Ga. laws and adult consequences

With local students out of school this week for spring break, many parents anticipate their children wanting to spend their free time hanging out with friends.

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


Learning in their own worlds

Sam Hendrixson spent his Thursday morning flying over the Berlin Wall, walking through a museum and exploring a volcano.

April 02, 2012 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories


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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


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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