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Gainesville train held up 100 years ago this Friday

Long before Hall County became known as the "Poultry Capital of the World," it was known for much more sinister reasons.

February 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Love is ...’ Cooties, candy corn and making others happy

Valentine's Day, the holiday of love, has arrived, and cupid is not sparing young hearts in Gainesville.

February 14, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Hall County duo making sure the area’s rich black history isn’t soon forgotten

It's easy to tell that Ella Smith and Linda R. Hutchens have a lot of history.

February 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


For many, gospel music 'allowed us to breathe'

Like the steady click of a metronome, music has always played an important background role in black history.

February 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Look for a honeysuckle spring

Not surprisingly, spring color trends are taking a note from flowering gardens this year.

February 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Make a Valentine’s meal sure to please

At the same time, every year, an amorous cherub - better known as Cupid - takes to the skies and showers everyone below with love-tipped arrows.

February 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dawsonville gets a front seat on the fast track to fame with Larry the Cable Guy

What do Larry the Cable Guy and Dawsonville have in common? Both are experiencing celebrity tonight, though Larry is rather used to it by now.

February 08, 2011 | Tasha Biggers | Life top stories


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


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La Mejor de Michoacán scoops up bright ice cream flavors

Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.

July 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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


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


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