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Gainesville student’s passion for fashion lands him in the Big Apple for 2 shows

Many students struggle to make a name for themselves right after graduating from college, but not Marlow Larson.

September 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Two Up Across America: A motorcycle adventure part 1

Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

September 25, 2011 | | Life top stories


Artist’s battle with cancer motivates him to embrace life

Painting and drawing come as naturally to Abraham G. Egziaber as swimming to a fish.

September 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Primitive homeplace: High Shoals Baptist carries on long traditions

Two miles past the Amicalola Falls State Park cabins and down a narrow dirt road is High Shoals Baptist Church.

September 24, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Hall master gardeners’ fall expo this weekend

If you have been looking for just the right thing to add to your landscaping, chances are you'll be able to find it this weekend at the eighth annual Hall County Master Gardener's Fall Garden Expo.

September 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New year, new recipes

You may not think of Jewish cooking as trendsetting, but truth is it has been focused on seasonal recipes sporting local ingredients since long before farmers markets became the darling of the foodie scene. And the Jewish New Year meal, served at Rosh Hashana, is a perfect example of this unintended hipness.

September 21, 2011 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Times reporter gives her account of being a model for a day

I was never a "Barbie" girl. They were too small, and trying to put on their tiny clothes only frustrated me and my clumsy fingers.

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


Northeast Georgia History Center holding a college fair

Typically, people visit the Northeast Georgia History Center to learn about the past, but on Sunday, visitors will be able to learn more about their futures.

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


Gainesville resident heads to Ireland to perfect her art

When many artists get ready to work on a new piece, they pull out their brushes and apply paint to canvas.

September 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch church goes to interactive sermon

Not many things are the same as they were 30 years ago. Cars are built differently, clothing styles have changed and nowadays even churches are changing how they reach out to worshippers.

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


Gardens on Green tilling up nuggets of wisdom for your fall vegetables

Although some folks may not think about the cooler months being an opportune time to garden, local experts are proving there's never a bad time to grow your own vegetables.

September 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cooler weather means it is time to start thinking about stews, soups and chowders

For many folks, summer technically ended on Labor Day, but the first day of fall is still more than a week away.

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


Gainesville’s Drexler fashions her own line of accessories from cast-off items

Boxes of odds and ends like old maps and doll-house miniatures would be disregarded as junk to most folks.

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


Waiting in the Wings

Volunteers with the Theatre Wings organization are doing their best to help area college students close the curtain on homesickness.

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


Gainesville native helped protect 3 presidents while in Secret Service

There are people who are overwhelmed by tragedies. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to rise above the misery of it all.

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


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Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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