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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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Adults on a mission to serve

Rebekah Ryan stood outside a Guatemalan AIDS hospital with some trepidation in July. The Hall County native wasn't afraid to admit what was on her mind.

August 31, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Young missionaries trek around the globe

It took longer than the famous 180 days, but around the world they went.

August 31, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Church facilitates a 'dream' expansion

Gainesville First United Methodist Church believes "children and youth are first."

August 30, 2014 | KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Residents welcome feathery friends with feeders and houses

With fall fast approaching, the nation's bird watchers are listening for chirps, calls and the flutter of fast-flying wings.

August 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms wins the homemade ice cream challenge

Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.

August 27, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Family adopts German shepherd, treats rare condition

NORTH FORSYTH - To see Lucy-Blue today, one would never know what the 4-year-old German shepherd mix has been through.

August 26, 2014 | CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Life top stories


Fans show off school spirit with fashion

Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about football season, but fans can express their school spirit many different ways outside of shouting down the referee.

August 25, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Female inmates break free with music

With a pick and some plucks, Wendy Fortner soared above her surroundings, figuratively speaking.

August 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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


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