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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


Technology gives kids a variety of fitness choices

Gym class at Chestnut Mountain Elementary School is no longer just about running laps and doing sit-ups.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Paralyzing injury leaves Gainesville couple struggling to make ends meet

When Sharon Kelly bought into a raffle at Frames You-Nique in Gainesville, she had no idea that it would help her buy groceries.

January 09, 2011 | BY EMILY PERRY For The Times | Life top stories


Coping with crisis

When in crisis, many people turn to a religious leader for comfort. More often than not, they provide support so efficiently that it seems they were born to do just that.

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


Avian world aflutter over rare sighting of a hummingbird in South Hall yard

A spoonful of sugar not only helps the medicine go down, it also draws hummingbirds all the way from California.

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


Eating better in the new year doesn’t mean your taste buds have to suffer

This time of year, instead of a source of nourishment, many people with New Year's resolutions fresh on their brains see food as the edible enemy of their efforts to live healthier.

January 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Mill School’s Facebook page unites classmates, debunks stereotype

While it started as a social network for college students, now it seems like everyone is on Facebook

January 03, 2011 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Science by the sea

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Science class aboard a catamaran cruising California's Monterey Bay in search of sea otters and kelp forests while the captain points out jellyfish and seeks kids' help in navigating the choppy waters isn't an experience soon forgotten.

January 03, 2011 | By Shanna McCord Santa Cruz Sentinel | Life top stories


A loss for the better

Each year, many people promise to better themselves at the dawning of the new year - be it by furthering their education, being nicer to strangers or working harder on their jobs. More often than not, those resolutions relate more closely to eating healthier, hitting the gym and losing weight.

January 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


New year, a new you

In the best-selling novel turned movie, "Eat, Pray, Love," which stars Julia Roberts, a woman looks at her life's priorities and decides that most of them are all wrong.

January 01, 2011 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


Holiday overload

New Year's is known for many things: greens, black-eyed peas and resolutions.

December 30, 2010 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Classy and brassy

While holiday tunes are a staple this time of year, they're typically played with trumpets or violins.

December 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Dog gone lucky

To say that Aubree Holmes has a soft spot for the underdog would be an understatement.

December 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Remembering the reason

With all of the sparkling lights and shiny wrapping paper, it could be easy for some to forget the true reason of the Christmas season

December 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Haiti’s children of God cling to hope, love amid disaster

Amy Myers, a second-grade teacher at Gum Springs Elementary School in Jackson County and member of Pine Crest Baptist Church, recently accompanied members Bishop Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church and others on a mission trip to aid refugees in Haiti struggling fromthe effects of the January earthquake.

December 25, 2010 | By Amy Myers For The Times | Life top stories


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Dixie Divas: Loss of parents and wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

July 29, 2014 | Ronda Rich | 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


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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