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Church food bank celebrates a decade of service

In 2001, Jessie Massey and her son, Jerry Massey, vowed to help others through the Spirit of Joy Church food bank for 10 years.

November 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Synchronized swim team not giving in to older age

Growing older is often met with dread and trepidation, but five women in the Village at Deaton Creek are proving that age is just a number, after all.

November 13, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child gathers gifts for those in need

Ordinarily shoe boxes are disregarded as a byproduct of a purchase, but for thousands of needy children, they're the main attraction.

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


A giving tree for the holidays

Ordinarily, when donors make a contribution to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary's Love Light Tree campaign, they're purchasing a light, star or angel decoration in memory of a loved one.

November 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cupcakes take the fuss out of icing and slicing

Like the once lowly lobster, cupcakes have risen up the food ranks.

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


The Guest House woodshop churns out crafts and teamwork

Santa's elves may get to work at the end of the year, but the busy bees in The Guest House Woodshop are busy all year long.

November 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Sardis class pairs seniors with kids to bust a move

Music may be the universal language, but the moves that are put to those sounds can unite generations.

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


Cleveland woman’s seeing-eye horse is also her companion

Before Renata di Pietro heads out, she makes sure that her little one's hair is combed and that she visits the potty before they leave the house.

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


Taking a hike to connect with home

North Georgia offers some of the region's best hiking destinations. As the temperatures and humidity drop with the fall weather, getting out and enjoying the geography is a must.

November 06, 2011 | | Life top stories


Author’s book explains the difference between religion and knowing God

Instead of being the tie that binds humanity together, Steve McSwain says religion sometimes becomes a wedge that drives people further apart.

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


WomenSource speaker gives the scoop on the latest in cooktops and convection ovens

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, kitchens and cooking are dominating the thoughts of many home chefs.

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


Jefferson farm cooks up old-time fare, Southern style

The sweet, woodsy aroma of fire drifted across the historic Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm on Saturday, its flames helping cook an assortment of mouth-watering Southern fare.

November 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


GPB to highlight the life of Crawford Long on his birthday

Although Dr. Crawford W. Long made history more than 150 years ago by performing the first surgical procedure using ether as anesthesia, some folks still don't know a lot about the late Jefferson physician.

November 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son team among first to finish 3-Day for the Cure walk

Every year, thousands of participants converge on Atlanta for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

October 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hickory Grove builds on a diverse past

The history of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located along Ga. 115 between Murrayville and Dahlonega, dates back 138 years.

October 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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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