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Cornelia residents create community garden

If you travel down Level Grove Road in Habersham County, it's hard to miss the Cornelia Home Grown Harvest community garden.

July 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summer’s favorite fruit becomes a favorite soup

For many people, one of the great joys of summer is biting into a perfectly chilled piece of watermelon.

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


Ed Levine’s postcard collection really delivers

Name a card. Any card. And chances are Ed Levine has it.

July 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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Stick to the classics like meat and beer for your Super Bowl cookout

When the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, football fans from across the country will gather to witness the sport's most important game.

January 28, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Divorcees seek marital solace in DivorceCare program

There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.

January 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville man copies the King James Version of the Bible by hand

Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gardening experts share tips on composting in the cold

Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.

January 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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