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UNG military program sees rise in cadet enrollment

North Georgia is home to another esteemed military school, only it's for college-age men and women.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Riverside Military Academy molds future troops

Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for those who have fought for our country. But the young men and women of our local military schools, many of whom aspire to continue the tradition of this holiday by formally serving in uniform, are often overlooked.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Harmony Hall Baptist Church lays a new foundation

Over two years ago, much of the 136-year-old Harmony Hall Baptist Church went up in flames during an electrical fire. Afterward, the distraught congregation vowed to rebuild, and now they are fulfilling their promise.

November 09, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Passing a water test requires know-how

Every day you turn on the faucet in your house and clean water comes out.

November 08, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Fresh fruit purees can replace oils in cakes

Despite the fact that no celebration is complete without a cake, the stuff generally isn't healthy. But if you're going to indulge in a celebratory slice this holiday season, reduce your guilt by making it a little bit healthier.

November 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Reporter chooses ‘easy’ exercise class

To be totally honest, I haven't felt very motivated to exercise lately.

November 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cyberbullying occurs anytime, anywhere

Bullying has been a problem for young students for years, but the rise of cyberbullying, where harassers take to the Internet to pursue their victims during after-school hours, has increased the impact for victims.

November 04, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia residents share vintage village tales

Sitting on grandpa's knee listening to him spin yarns about yesteryear is something every kid should cherish. But little did Jackson, the young grandson of Vic Wilson, know what those stories would start.

November 03, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Church volunteers do manual mission work

Lately, the "littlest things" are bringing tears to the eyes of the women at My Sister's Place.

November 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Planting seeds of gardening knowledge in children today

Tracy Bedolla and Andy Garcia giggled as they chewed mint leaves they found in the garden.

November 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrating the Day of the Dead with sugar skulls

When Connie Rodriguez was a child living in Mexico, she said she felt a little afraid of the skulls and altars she saw around her home and town at the end of October. Her grandmother told her not to worry, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was a happy time, a holiday to be excited about.

October 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Artistic works take tour through Georgia

Some of Georgia's most iconic artists have pieces on display at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville as part of a first-of-its-kind tour in decades across the state.

October 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Spouses, loved ones meet the high demands of being a caregiver

While other retired couples look forward to spending time together, Steve Inlow spends much of his time managing medications, doctor appointments and day-to-day activities for his wife. Inlow cares for his wife who has Alzheimer's.

October 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experience Halloween in an alternate way

The Halloween holiday isn't just a time for ghosts and specters. Area churches get into the action, too. Except churches provide an opportunity for more spiritually-focused activities.

October 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pumpkin fairy visits friends, neighbors

REYNOLDS, N.D. - In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.

October 25, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


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Trending into spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including ...

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer ...

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 10, 2017 | | Life top stories


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 09, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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