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Group says strange tree formations may mark Native American trails

While working to build trails in Northeast Georgia, a group of area hikers stumbled down a path that would lead them on a historical scavenger hunt across the country.

July 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local band enters finals on ‘America’s Got Talent!’

Fiddleheads in finals for "America's Got Talent!" competition

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Longtime Gainesville theater family remembers their father

Although he was a lawyer by trade, Michael "Mickey" Neidenbach was born to be a performer.

July 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cornelia residents create community garden

If you travel down Level Grove Road in Habersham County, it's hard to miss the Cornelia Home Grown Harvest community garden.

July 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summer’s favorite fruit becomes a favorite soup

For many people, one of the great joys of summer is biting into a perfectly chilled piece of watermelon.

July 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Ed Levine’s postcard collection really delivers

Name a card. Any card. And chances are Ed Levine has it.

July 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Young, & proud to be American

He may not be able to spell Declaration of Independence, but Kade Morgan enjoys a good Fourth of July celebration all the same.

July 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Purple heart art is a special gift

Although Frank Downing sees his own Purple Heart hanging on the wall every day, somehow one at the Veterans Affairs clinic in Oakwood still managed to catch his eye.

July 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Fitliness’ is next to Godliness

The Bible is most often associated with guidance for the spiritual being, but many Christians say it also gives direction for one's physical being.

July 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Farm fresh and fragrant

For Nathan and Jennifer Phillips of Jefferson, life is blooming with activity for their family business, The Yellow Petal.

July 01, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Life top stories


Celebrate independence from complex holiday dishes

If you're the designated host for your family's Fourth of July celebration, there's no reason to lose any sleep over the menu.

June 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Geocaching fuses hiking with history — and gadgets — at Ga. state parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has taken a firm grasp on modern technology to help visitors get a new perspective of state parks and historic sites.

June 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hall County students earn the chance to see the nation’s Capitol up close and personal

They may only be high school students, but Alexandra Smith and Patrick Kelley recently had the opportunity to rub elbows with the upper echelons of government.

June 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Many old cemeteries fall into disrepair after descendants move on

If you want to get an idea of how times have changed, take a trip to your local cemetery.

June 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Congregation at Nacoochee Presbyterian still growing

Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, just off Ga. 255 in the center of the White County community of Sautee, was originally founded in 1870 by Capt. James Nichols. Nichols moved his from family Milledgeville to the Sautee area after the Civil War.

June 25, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homemade ice cream has healing powers

For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.

August 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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