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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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Murrayville woman uses art to help beat ovarian cancer

When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.

September 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories

Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

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


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