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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


Former Waldorf chef lends expertise to help area ministry’s outreach program

Every other month, volunteers at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville gather in the worship center's fellowship hall and prepare a meal to feed a few hundred people.

January 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Piedmont event examines faith and food in the modern world

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, voted last year by Lifeway Research as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors, now will use that influence at a groundbreaking workshop coming to Athens in February.

January 21, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


Gwinnett exhibit offers a global view of homes

More than likely, you refer to that place where you retire at the end of the day as your home.

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


Something to stew over

The weather outside may be frightful, but there's no reason why the dinner on your table should be anything less than delightful.

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


Local artists’ sketchbooks are part of nationwide project

When it comes to their personal sketches, many artists prefer to keep those works private. But not Cathy Little.

January 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New federal guidelines will make school food healthier

Changes could be ahead for local lunch programs.

January 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Healing in Haiti

Heather Allen just returned from Haiti, where she scoped out locations for prebuilt homes for TEAMeffort, a Gainesville-based missionary group.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Hall County couples take in foreign orphans

Katya and Bogdan, orphans from Ukraine and Russia, don't know a lot of English, but have quickly understood that they are loved by their American host families here in Hall County.

January 14, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


Cleaner carpets, greener impact

The next time your carpet gets a bit stained, instead of seeing red, you may want to think green.

January 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Myrtle Beach, S.C., as a winter vacation destination

Sick of snow? The recent weather may have many in North Georgia dreaming of a winter vacation.

January 10, 2011 | BY Richard Daigle For The Times | Life top stories


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Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homemade ice cream has healing powers

For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.

August 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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