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An ‘addictive’ pursuit of ancestral roots

They say dead men tell no tales, but George McMath has convinced quite a few to share their secrets.

April 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


First Methodist music director retiring after nearly a half century of faithful tunes

After spending the last 47 years as a director of music at First United Methodist churches across the South, Sam Marley knows that you can't please all of the people all of the time. And he doesn't try.

April 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Container gardens are versatile, easy

When it comes to gardens, most folks tend to think of large plots filled with rows of vegetables or beds overflowing with buds in bloom.

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


Vegan do it!

When it comes to planning events, most hosts are hip to food allergies and know to provide a few options for the more health-conscious crowd, but many have fallen short when it comes to providing for their vegan guests.

April 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church extends youth ministry into summer

With the start of summer, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is starting something new for its youths. A new program is underway at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

June 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Fourth annual festival inspired by lavender

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Summer art heats up in Helen center

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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