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Mystery surrounds restored Chestatee River diving bell

It's been a long journey, but a diving bell is finally in the homestretch of its transformation from river junk to historic treasure.

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


Murrayville resident’s book links scripture and fitness

When Lillian Welch reads the Bible, she isn't doing so just for spiritual gratification. She's also gleaning guidance for maintaining her physical being.

January 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Butter, corn, pork define Southern fare

For the curious onlookers, as defined by Paula Deen of Food Network fame, modern Southern cooking is defined by butter, butter and more butter.

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


Woman launches crusade to provide needy children with birthday cakes

MINNEAPOLIS - Veronica Descotte believes that all youngsters, no matter how dire their family situation, should be able to feel hopeful at least one day a year.

January 10, 2012 | By Jeff Strickler Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Life top stories


Learning life's twists and twirls beyond the baton

January 09, 2012 | | Life top stories


A river, a past and a people

Being submerged in water symbolically represents purification.

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


Pastors extending a hand

Instead of focusing strictly on Sunday morning sermons, more worship leaders are reaching out to the community to help those around them improve their overall lives.

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


Hall Library Systems offers a free way to test energy efficiency

These days, most everyone is interested in making sure they're running an energy-efficient home.

January 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


With hectic holidays over, simple sounds good.

Although you can find slow cookers on store shelves and kitchen cabinets all year long, many cooks don't give them a second thought until the mercury begins to drop in the thermometer.

January 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville artist puts life on canvas, despite worsening blindness

The average person may look at the sky and see a solid field of blue. But for an artist, it's a blanket of interwoven shades of aquamarine and cerulean.

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


Make 2012 the year your family comes together

Although many people think of the beginning of the year as a time to implement resolutions geared toward self-improvement, it never hurts to look at the bigger picture.

January 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Losing income to illness, Gainesville resident gets resourceful

The last few holidays have brought interesting changes to Kelsey's Trusty's life.

January 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Party panache: Be the life of the 2012 bash

As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.

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


Host a D-I-Y sushi party for New Year’s Eve

Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.

December 28, 2011 | By J.m. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Zipping her fears away

You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child.

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


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Marching across county to check out master gardens

Since its beginnings in 2011, the Redbud Project has been coming together as a model for conservation in Hall County that also offers education and resources to the public. And next week, it will be one of the seven featured gardens on the Hall County Master Gardeners' biannual Garden Walk.

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Vintage Affair to pour money into regional charities

The passing of cheese, the flowing of wine and the bidding on auction items are all parts of one event with a single goal in mind: raising funds for charity.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Local woman’s artwork at home in the Capitol building

With paintings in every single room of her Gainesville home, local artist Susan White is missing one painting. It is a painting of her husband and granddaughter kayaking on Lake Lanier. Currently the painting is hanging on the state Capitol's wall.

May 26, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Slather on sunscreen, shower before swimming, experts say

With Memorial Day sparking summer fun and the Georgia heat on the rise, many will search for fun ways to cool off including pools, lakes, rivers and splash pads.

May 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

May 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Life top stories


Veteran aims to provide dental care to elderly, community

Lacey Allen is a different kind of tooth fairy.

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Vacation Bible school programs to transport children to other lands

May 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sardis second-graders taste nature's fresh bounty

Kids from Neysa Ladd and Lauren Smiley's second-grade classes at Sardis Elementary enjoyed tasting new foods and spending time outdoors.

May 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Baiting hungry customers with barbecue

When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Career services guides offer high school graduates advice

Graduation is a milestone for high school students as they pass from their teenage years into young adulthood.

May 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair care has a precise process

As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.

May 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cancer survivors 'don't ever give up'

Every year, Stanley Stephens looks forward to Relay For Life for two reasons.

May 17, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal priest plans to dance his socks off

While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.

May 16, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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