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Don Pirkle has a big Habitat goal to reach for his birthday

A bit of curiosity years ago led Don Pirkle to a life-changing experience.

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


Unity Church member’s Web-based radio show promotes interfaith unity

In a world where varying doctrines can push followers of different religions apart, Scott Lindquist is hoping that spirituality can be the great uniter.

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


The right frame of mind

These days, more and more people aren't satisfied with just hanging mass produced pieces of art on their walls. A growing number of shoppers are seeking original art for their homes, says interior designer Robert Novogratz.

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


Summer’s bounty means being creative with all of the extra produce, like bell peppers

So you've canned, dried, frozen and given away as much as you could from the summer garden, but you still have veggies on the vine.

August 03, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


From ball gowns to car repair, these debutantes are learning more than just etiquette

PLANO, Texas - Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense.

August 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


Bringing back Sunday dinner

When Sabrina Mitchell was growing up in North Carolina, there were two things that were guaranteed to happen on Sundays, no matter what.

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


40 acres of worship

In 1830, a group of 10 men donated $1 each for the purchase of 40 acres of land that would become Lumpkin Campground in Dawson County.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Despite the heat of summer, it will soon be time to plan the fall garden

If the thought of harvesting the last of your summer crops has you going through gardening withdrawal, there's no reason to fret.

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


Easy steps take fresh fruit from the carton to the freezer

Just because summer is dwindling away, that doesn't mean your enjoyment of its produce has to fade during the rest of the year.

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


Friendship Woman’s Club forms for the betterment of Hall County

A group of South Hall residents are women on a mission.

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


Space camp rockets teacher's enthusiasm for science

Janelle Wilson developed a love for outer space at a young age, so it's no surprise she was thrilled to attend a space academy program last month at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

July 25, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Their lucky number

At the Limestone Heritage Nursing Home in Gainesville, the number 103 has special significance.

July 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Old organ parts become an art installation at Cumming church

The heavens, earth and sea have come together in one large community art project at a local church.

July 23, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Seed spheres used to offset blight

Homemade "seed bombs" are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners.

July 22, 2011 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Cumming pastry chef flexes culinary muscles in national competition

For chef Alex Hwang, competition is a piece of cake - literally.

July 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Doctors encourage patients to get tested for STDs

Talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases is never an easy task, even with a medical professional. However, the need for the conversation is crucial, especially in Georgia.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Area women sewing up a problem

One day in the 1990s, a nurse at a Georgia hospital saw a mother leaving with her baby. Instead of the newborn wearing a hat and onesie and wrapped in a blanket for the journey home, the child was covered with a towel.

April 27, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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