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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


Former Waldorf chef lends expertise to help area ministry’s outreach program

Every other month, volunteers at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville gather in the worship center's fellowship hall and prepare a meal to feed a few hundred people.

January 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Piedmont event examines faith and food in the modern world

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, voted last year by Lifeway Research as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors, now will use that influence at a groundbreaking workshop coming to Athens in February.

January 21, 2011 | BY ASHLEY BATES For The Times | Life top stories


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Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Area churches combine styles to draw worshipers

If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.

September 06, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master gardener grows a tapestry of roses, literally

Lynn Kempler dreamed of roses.

September 04, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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