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Gardening course for educators utilizes multiple subjects to engage students

While their students are settling into the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of area teachers have taken on new roles as pupils in the Summer Master Gardener Program for Educators.

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


‘Days of Our Lives’ actor with Gainesville ties now ventures into movies

Although "Days of our Lives" has drawn in millions of viewers over its 46-year television history, the character of Will Horton has given local audiences a new reason to watch for the past year.

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


Capitol chaplain says he’ll rely on prayer, avoid politics

WASHINGTON - The Rev. Patrick Conroy says he won't be trying to convert anyone as he gets rolling as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes 39 Jews, three Buddhists and two Muslims.

June 11, 2011 | By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Cures from the garden

Hundreds of years ago, it was common for folks to search their gardens or neighboring woods to find treatments for their ailments.

June 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cure your Father’s Day gift anxiety

Home-cured bacon? Sounds like one of those things the average person wouldn't in a million years attempt.

June 08, 2011 | By Alison Ladman Associated Press | Life top stories


Local Red Hatters celebrate 9 years of 'enjoying life'

In 1998, Sue Ellen Cooper presented her friend with a red fedora and poem for her 55th birthday.

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


Girls form a group to go to school without makeup

Abandoning blush, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, mascara, and lipstick can be a dangerous move for a high school girl.

June 06, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


70 years later, Winder couple still taking their wedding vows to heart

Not all love stories are fairy tales full of magic and make believe.

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


Church loses century-old homestead to progress, but pulls together to relocate

The final service Sharon Baptist Church celebrated in its sanctuary in many ways chronicled the life of Christianity's most famous son.

June 04, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Sunflower smiles: New collection offers more variety

There's nothing like a sunflower in your garden to make you smile.

June 03, 2011 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press | Life top stories


Home grown & healthy

To kick flavors up a notch in the kitchen, cookbook author Gena Knox says that home chefs don't need a cupboard filled with fancy spices.

June 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Building a model community

He may have never been a school teacher, but Robert Allison has spent the last six years putting together a very detailed history lesson.

May 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Habersham resident shares harrowing tales of WWII bombing missions

Many people encounter a rough first day on the job.

May 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rooted in history: Chattahoochee United Methodist dates back to 1860s

Across the Chattahoochee River, just north of Helen and near a flea market and tube rental businesses, stands a church that has been in that area since 1860, long before any of the attractions of Helen existed. Chattahoochee United Methodist Church, sitting on the edge of Scorpion Hollow, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

May 28, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Short on life, long on beauty

If there ever was a botanical workhorse, the daylily just might be it.

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


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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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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


Cooking with cast-iron skillet or pan creates unique flavor in food

Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.

January 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Animal Shelter raises funds by painting pooches

Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.

January 13, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Assistant principal resolves to lose weight

Many people set New Year's Resolutions. Few keep them.

January 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Retired math teacher takes time to paint

Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn't have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.

January 11, 2015 | BY Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


GoFundMe website helps funding local worthy causes

Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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