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Mama knew how to save a dollar all of her life

It was a couple of years before Mama just up and died, without warning and when we least expected it, that I was visiting her one day.

January 14, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Scientist educates public about space and radiation

When David Yenerall asks the group of adults sitting in the Elachee Nature Center if they have any questions, hands immediately shoot into the air.

January 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau student experiences a "Wicked" time on Broadway

Emily Taylor arrived 45 minutes early to her first day as an intern on the set of the hit Broadway play "Wicked."

January 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Marfan activist dies suddenly Wednesday

Samantha DeLong, a Gainesville advocate for Marfan Syndrome awareness, died suddenly Wednesday.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Education fills most of Merrianne Dyer's life

Merrianne Dyer sat down in the chair in her office recently and said she'd been teased about serving in almost every role within the Gainesville City School System.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ailing dog’s will to live inspires humane society volunteer

Lucy perked up her ears at the sound of her name and her tail began to pick up pace as it whipped back and forth.

January 12, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Husband-and-wife pastors in need of help

SEATTLE - Throughout their married life, Greg and Renee Wood have always been the ones who take care of other people.

January 11, 2014 | Sandi Doughton McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Area artist melts and molds in her craft

Esther Safford dug through a small box of broken glass in her studio at Lanier Village Estates looking for pieces she could use in her art.

January 10, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Understanding food expiration dates

Have you ever thrown out "expired" food just because the date stamped on food packages has past?

January 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Southern sound most attractive

Every Southern girl and gentleman knows there are occasions when one must lay on the thick-and-slow-as-molasses-on-a-winter-day accent.

January 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area teen’s golf tournament raises funds for kids

Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.

January 06, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Good health can start any time of year

Hallie Gilleland took a break from exercising over the holidays, but now that the new year has officially started, she's back in the gym.

January 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal’s new rector looks forward to learning church’s stories

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham jingled his keys as he unlocked a door at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bike your way to better health in 2014

"You will exercise at least 30 minutes a day," the doctor said following a physical exam last month.

December 30, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Second-graders become authors and illustrators with hard-bound book

When second-grader Joan (pronounced John) Diaz walked into The Den at the media center at Fair Street International Academy last week, his face quickly lit ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau softball player gets back into the game after having a baby girl

Mackenzie Oliver Mullis' collegiate softball season came to an end Tuesday, but the next journey of her life is just underway.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 21, 2017 | | Life top stories


Kipper Tool garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables for employees

About six years ago, a third of an acre adjacent to Kipper Tool in Gainesville was just a piece of turf. But employee Randy Jeffers ...

May 19, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


4 picnic packing safety guidelines to follow this summer

When it comes to staying safe during summer picnics, it's not just sunscreen and water wings that are needed. As the temperature rises, so ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Former teacher wins jury selection award with his movie 'The System'

Filmmaker Robert Keith Kelly said he felt intimidated when he attended the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in February, where his film "The ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Hall County woman volunteers with March of Dimes after youngest daughter's premature birth

Melissa Payne is celebrating Mother's Day with her two daughters this year by having "mommy and me" portraits taken Saturday and enjoying a special ...

May 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Waycross native overcame eyesight issues in path to role at Murrayville church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

May 13, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Three area experts offer tips to grow perfect tomatoes this season

When it comes to successfully growing tomatoes, it's all about the dirt.

May 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Roberts Family Blueberry Farm delivery service puts produce into customers’ hands

Blueberries are popular in Ruth Hill's Clermont home.

May 10, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms to drop off goods at 7 locations

The Roberts Family Blueberry Farm is not the only farm in town getting into the delivery business.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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