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Pediatrician offers ways parents can head off childhood obesity

New Year's resolutions aren't just for grown-ups; kids benefit from healthy changes, too.

January 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Scholar with Gainesville family leads quest to decipher Rhode Island founder’s mysterious text

Lucas Mason-Brown has always had an interest in puzzles and mathematics.

January 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Life for Haiti uses school bus as shipping container

Obviously, buses are great at transporting a lot of people at once, but they're pretty handy when it comes to transporting a lot of stuff, too.

January 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Winter treats for visiting birds are a needed source of food

The birds at our house thrive on a gourmet diet - pretty much year-round.

January 04, 2013 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press, Newport News, Va. | Life top stories


Churches burn away baggage and pray for the new year

Most people make New Year's resolutions that focus on improving the physical and material aspects of life.

January 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Food pantry closing after 26 years of meals, prayers and inspiration from its founder

Vickie Baker sat back in her chair as a friend held up a camera.

December 30, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Stir-crazy crafts

It's inevitable during the holiday season: Kids get bored. But the doldrums are just the thing for unleashing children's creativity.

December 28, 2012 | By Jennifer Forker Associated Press | Life top stories


Traditional New Year’s dishes transform into fortune-packed appetizers perfect for parties

You don't have to resort to the same old pot of beans and greens to get lucky in the new year ahead. Here are a few appetizers that are perfect for parties and prosperity.

December 26, 2012 | By Judy Hevrdejs, Bill Daley And Joe Gray Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


We asked area residents: If anything were possible, what would you want to give or receive?

In nearly every house, under every tree there are sure to be a few beautifully wrapped gifts.

December 24, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


He's the REAL Santa

You might think you know Santa Claus, but you'd be wrong.

December 23, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local church gives out 5,000 meals

One Gainesville church set out to be a part of a miracle on Sunday afternoon. Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville fed more than 5,000 people after their morning church service.

December 22, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Life editor makes Christmas ornaments from organic finds

When I first set out to make my own ornaments, I was picturing something delicate, beautiful and right of Better Homes and Gardens.

December 21, 2012 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Bear Sloan competes on ‘BBQ Pitmasters,’ hopes to put Gainesville area on the map

This may come as a surprise, but Santa is actually an award-winning cook.

December 19, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local woman’s dogs compete at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Though she's no stranger to the dog show scene, Sherri Bell admits she was a little nervous over the weekend.

December 18, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville father makes family tradition of tacky Christmas light display

Travis Germick and his two sons have spent more than 10 years perfecting the art of the "tacky" Christmas light display.

December 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Hall County woman carves out career as zombie on 'The Walking Dead'

Sonya Thompson makes her living playing dead.

May 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Women's group from Unicoi Springs helps needy through array of projects

It's the third Tuesday of the month and a group of a dozen women wearing silly hats they decorated themselves are gathered for a ...

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 29, 2016 | | Life top stories


How to move from large house to smaller home after 25 years

It took Strother Randolph more than a year to convince his wife, Cindy, to consider leaving their home of 25 years and move into a ...

May 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Hot Dog Ninja serves all-beef franks, Polish sausages from cart

Step aside, Oscar Mayer. There's a new mayor of wieners in town - it's Landon Brockmeyer.

May 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Learn to skim the surface in a kayak or canoe

Last week, the Pan American Championships brought the excitement of canoe and kayak racing to Gainesville. Several athletes who train with the Lanier Canoe and ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Buford man raises awareness about rare disorder

The first time Alexis Rodriguez walked into a support meeting for individuals with myasthenia gravis, all he could see was white hair.

May 22, 2016 | BY FRANK REDDY For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 22, 2016 | | Life top stories


Area churches offer a variety of VBS programs for the summer

Summer activities are gearing up as schools close for their break, but that does not mean learning is over. Many vacation Bible schools set to ...

May 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


5 tips to turn your cluttered closet into an organized space

Whether you are a fashionista with a perfectly color-coded closet or a man who wears five of the same type of shirt every day, chances ...

May 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Reid's Cafe in Murrayville offers family-friendly fare

Harold Kanady of Murrayville eats at Reid's Cafe almost every day. Some days he even eats there twice a day.

May 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman crafts soft, beastly and cuddly critters

In Megan Noble's line of work, the more misshapen, wacky and strange, the better.

May 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for beautification awards

For the past 25 years, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has been commending private homeowners and businesses with an award for their efforts of ...

May 12, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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