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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


Wrapping it up

Tomorrow, in homes across the country, the Christmas tree will be the focal point of many family celebrations.

December 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pretty nifty pops

If you love to play in the kitchen, tie on your apron and get ready to crumble, dip and decorate. Give cake pops a try.

December 21, 2010 | Tasha Biggers | Life top stories


'All I want for Christmas ...'

For Ralphie, star of the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," the ideal gift from Santa was a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

December 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


School club has it covered

Students at C.W. Davis Middle School had an ambitious goal to collect 100 coats in only ten days for area foster children.

December 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Preserving his legacy

Sometimes Christmas celebrations don't go exactly as you plan.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Moved by God’s word

Spiritual, personal and physical motivations are what inspired the Rev. Mike Taylor to run almost 90 races so far in 2010.

December 17, 2010 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


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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


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | 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


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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