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Young, & proud to be American

He may not be able to spell Declaration of Independence, but Kade Morgan enjoys a good Fourth of July celebration all the same.

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


Purple heart art is a special gift

Although Frank Downing sees his own Purple Heart hanging on the wall every day, somehow one at the Veterans Affairs clinic in Oakwood still managed to catch his eye.

July 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Fitliness’ is next to Godliness

The Bible is most often associated with guidance for the spiritual being, but many Christians say it also gives direction for one's physical being.

July 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Farm fresh and fragrant

For Nathan and Jennifer Phillips of Jefferson, life is blooming with activity for their family business, The Yellow Petal.

July 01, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Life top stories


Celebrate independence from complex holiday dishes

If you're the designated host for your family's Fourth of July celebration, there's no reason to lose any sleep over the menu.

June 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Geocaching fuses hiking with history — and gadgets — at Ga. state parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has taken a firm grasp on modern technology to help visitors get a new perspective of state parks and historic sites.

June 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hall County students earn the chance to see the nation’s Capitol up close and personal

They may only be high school students, but Alexandra Smith and Patrick Kelley recently had the opportunity to rub elbows with the upper echelons of government.

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


Many old cemeteries fall into disrepair after descendants move on

If you want to get an idea of how times have changed, take a trip to your local cemetery.

June 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Congregation at Nacoochee Presbyterian still growing

Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, just off Ga. 255 in the center of the White County community of Sautee, was originally founded in 1870 by Capt. James Nichols. Nichols moved his from family Milledgeville to the Sautee area after the Civil War.

June 25, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


The bamboo bamboozle

These days, bamboo is more than just a food source for pandas.

June 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pick a healthier picnic

Summertime is officially here and that's the prime season for backyard barbecues.

June 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Young Jefferson pianist recently toured Italy

If you closed your eyes and listened to Sean VanMeter tickle the ivories, you'd notice he plays with the confidence and skill of the great maestros.

June 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cooking like Dad

Daunte Gibbs can really burn in the kitchen.

June 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Increase in female church leaders a ‘natural progression’

Although it may not seem like it now, there was a time when women weren't accepted in leadership positions within the church.

June 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The war on privet

When a landscaper arranges a garden, they typically put specific plants in certain areas - confident they will stay in that one place.

June 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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