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12 Days of Cookies

Athough some purists may dispute classifying bars as cookies, inch for inch, they carry just as much flavor as their rolled and cut-out peers.

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


AT&T community service group celebrates 100 years of volunteering

You may have never heard of the Northeast Georgia Mountaineers Council, but its presence is definitely felt around the community.

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


North Hall students hear apartheid accounts from former South African police officer

As a child, nothing about his neighborhood in South Africa surprised the Rev. Johan Joubert.

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


The holidays are all about being with the ones you love, but what if you just can’t get along?

In a perfect world, little Suzy's mommy and daddy never argue about how much money was spent on gifts and uncle Billy doesn't over indulge in eggnog and make off-color jokes at the family Christmas party.

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


Mission builds new school, provides portraits

Although the separation of church and state is a clear cut issue for most people, Steve McDaniel is pleased that he was able to blur the lines a bit.

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


Warm blankets and self-blended herbal teas are great alternatives to store-bought gifts

Store-bought goods have their place, but nothing warms the heart quite like a handmade gift.

December 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


12 Days of Cookies

While the holiday season is full of many great traditions, cookie swap parties are probably the most delicious of them all.

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


The perfect gift may be a second-hand item

If nothing else, the Great Recession has taught most folks how to make the most out of their earnings.

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


Alpha Chi Omega marks its 100th anniversary of supporting arts, women’s causes at Brenau

In 1885, Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in Indiana. A few decades later, the sorority would catch on in Gainesville.

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


Showing the English a touch of the South

Our three-week stay in the storybook village of Edale, England, made a lasting impression upon my wife Jenny and I.

December 04, 2011 | | Life top stories


Religious debate starts a conversation between believers and nonbelievers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 75 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians.

December 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local residents help decorate state mansion for Christmas

If you've always wanted to take a tour of the Georgia Governor's Mansion when it was all dolled up for the holidays, this year you may have even more of an incentive to do so.

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


Braselton resident shares father’s love of cooking in Relay for Life cookbook

Some of the more cherished moments Kim Bauman shared with her father involved food.

November 29, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Brenau radio host brings big names to Gainesville airwaves

Paul Leslie has a weakness for good music and meaningful conversations.

November 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


4 homes and still growing

Surrounded by new subdivisions, Mount Salem Baptist Church is a piece of old Flowery Branch located on Mount Salem Circle.

November 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair colors trend toward pop of pastel

From highlights to full color, pinks, purples, blues and other rainbow hues are finding their way onto the heads of celebrities, youth and adults alike this summer. These fantasy shades are a 2015 trend.

July 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman, Vietnamese boys forge a family tree

For Doris Herrin, introducing herself to the new neighbors was just the "Christian" thing to do. However, when she met the Vietnamese family who moved across the street 27 years ago, one little boy changed her life forever.

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Young Mormons trek back in time to pioneer days

Clad in replica pioneer clothing and armed with a 5-gallon bucket of essentials, 245 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the Northeast Georgia landscape for one purpose: to re-enact the Pioneer Trek of their ancestors from the 1800s.

July 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories




Fruits and vegetables play role in honey taste

Being the queen bee is a pretty sweet job.

July 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


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