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Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Deli offers true Southern staple

Fresh food, family recipes and a friendly environment. Those are what makes Stan's Deli so popular with a local crowd.

July 09, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Traffic crews watch out for each other while working outside

This is the second in a series of stories about residents who work outdoors in the sun or indoors without air conditioners during the summer months.

July 08, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Three women search for suitable swimwear

Body image issues - we all have them.

July 07, 2014 | Chelsea Tench, Savannah King and J.K. Devine Times staffers | Life top stories


Gainesville man owes his life to personal trainers, gym patron

"I didn't have a pulse and I wasn't breathing. But I was by the time they got through with me," Counte Cooley said of surviving a recent cardiac arrest.

July 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rare versions of the Good Book reside in Forsyth

When longtime Forsyth County resident Charles Payette purchased a rare Bible 15 years ago, he had no idea how quickly his collection would evolve and grow.

July 05, 2014 | By Adlen Robinson Times regional staff | Life top stories


Rick's Smokin' Pig BBQ boasts best chicken recipe

By the name, one wouldn't assume Rick's Smokin' Pig BBQ sells award-winning chicken. And the restaurant didn't - until this year.

July 04, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman's flower beds full of roses

When one hears the names Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Taylor or Dolly Parton, one may first think of the legendary people. For Pam Keene, however, her mind goes to her garden.

July 04, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Agility dog races gaining in popularity

LOS ANGELES - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, hugs, treats and lots of slobber abound.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Medical students practice on fake patients

MIAMI - Several University of Miami medical students crowd around a patient's bed. They are trying to pinpoint why Murray Greenberg is having trouble breathing, and start to delegate tasks.

June 30, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Hometown heroes run to the rescue

Sterling Strickland wasn't in a very good mood when he and his family went to eat at a restaurant in Gainesville about a month ago.

June 29, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth girl donates hair for third time

NORTH FORSYTH - For a 10-year-old, Cayla Cowart is quite familiar with cancer.

June 29, 2014 | By Megan Reed For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch couple feel summoned to serve God

The journey of 3,200 miles begins with a single yard sale.

June 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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Hundreds of antique Christmas ornaments available at Sample Pleasures

Glittering beneath the winter daylight, dozens of vintage ornaments sway in the windows of Sample Pleasures, waiting patiently for a home between the green needles of a Christmas tree. And keeping the nearly 100 Christmas ornaments company is a light-up statue of Mrs. Claus.

December 18, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER For The Times | Life top stories


Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It's all a matter of cause and effect.

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

It's the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.

December 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

December 15, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children's books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.

December 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Looking at letters to Santa

For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.

December 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

December 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event - the celebration of the Savior's birth is one of the most special times of the year.

December 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.

November 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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