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North Hall students emulate famous people and put history on display

Parents and teachers at North Hall Middle School recently got the chance to see a five-star general, two world-class athletes and even George Harrison of The Beatles make an appearance.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Boy Scout Troop 15 has been helping boys become men for nearly 75 years

Trustworthy, hard-working and helpful are traits that troop leaders try to instill into their Boy Scouts.

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


Snazzy resumes, videos can help in job search

It is not easy finding a job in this economy, but with a little creativity, job-seekers can find their resume at the top of employers' lists.

February 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Shielded by faith

Sharing the gospel is the mission for most Christians, but doing it in a war-torn country is taking that duty quite a bit further. That is what a group of Truett-McConnell College students did over the Thanksgiving holiday.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Garden variety pottery

In the early 1800s, before there was Tupperware, Styrofoam and take-out boxes, there was pottery.

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


Super Bowl Sunday means scoring some tasty snacks and beverages

To the delight of football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here and that means one thing - viewing parties.

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


GSC professor teaches the importance of art as his own work comes under fire

As an art appreciation professor, Stanley Bermudez does more than teach his students about the differences between a Van Gogh and a Monet.

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


ProMusica spends time with Riverside cadets for lessons in jazz

"Listen, imitate and then assimilate," professional drummer Justin Varnes told his teenage audience about playing jazz music.

January 31, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Quilts move from the bed to the gallery as an artform

On cold winter nights, while the wind howled outside her window, Jean Leslie remembers being warmed inside and out by curling beneath quilts that were made with love by the women in her family.

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


‘Georgia Traveler’ films segment in Lula

Although North Georgia Canopy Tours are tucked away in Lula like a prized jewel, Friday the entire state got an opportunity to enjoy the high-flying fun.

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


Hall County man takes his message to YouTube with rap

Daniel Gilstrap, a.k.a D Earl, works as a correctional officer for Hall County, but in his off time he's belting out gospel hip-hop to lead his fans to become followers of Christ.

January 29, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


Getting rid of clutter takes a dedicated plan of action

Clutter - it's spilling out of your closet, hiding in your office and lurking in your kitchen.

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


Pimento cheese is making a comeback in the foodie world

Use it as a topping for hot dogs and hamburgers, make fancy little tea sandwiches on white bread, use it as a dip for celery sticks or crackers, even modernize it with pita or veggie chips - pimento cheese is just about perfect for any occasion.

January 25, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


The search for the ‘Lord God Bird’

Picture this film concept: A group of adventure seekers tromp off into the wilderness near a small town in search of a mythical creature many claim to have seen or heard, its sounds echoing through the forest sight unseen.

January 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Life top stories


Putting pen to paper turns prosperous for Vickery Creek Elementary student

At 10 years old, Sarah Voskamp has done something many people never do - she's written a book.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


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From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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