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Celebrity chef cooks up a buzz about diabetes

Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks thought he was healthy until he was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago.

November 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Red Rabbit driver shares wisdom of the road

On most weekdays, Johnny Wilson arrives at Hall County Transit at 5:45 a.m., before the sun has even risen, to check the fluid levels, tire pressure and light functions of his bus in preparation for his 8-hour shift.

November 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


World War II veteran shares some perspective

More than seven decades ago, Cecil Boswell joined the U.S. Army.

November 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


UNG military program sees rise in cadet enrollment

North Georgia is home to another esteemed military school, only it's for college-age men and women.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Riverside Military Academy molds future troops

Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for those who have fought for our country. But the young men and women of our local military schools, many of whom aspire to continue the tradition of this holiday by formally serving in uniform, are often overlooked.

November 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Harmony Hall Baptist Church lays a new foundation

Over two years ago, much of the 136-year-old Harmony Hall Baptist Church went up in flames during an electrical fire. Afterward, the distraught congregation vowed to rebuild, and now they are fulfilling their promise.

November 09, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Passing a water test requires know-how

Every day you turn on the faucet in your house and clean water comes out.

November 08, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Life top stories


Fresh fruit purees can replace oils in cakes

Despite the fact that no celebration is complete without a cake, the stuff generally isn't healthy. But if you're going to indulge in a celebratory slice this holiday season, reduce your guilt by making it a little bit healthier.

November 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Reporter chooses ‘easy’ exercise class

To be totally honest, I haven't felt very motivated to exercise lately.

November 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cyberbullying occurs anytime, anywhere

Bullying has been a problem for young students for years, but the rise of cyberbullying, where harassers take to the Internet to pursue their victims during after-school hours, has increased the impact for victims.

November 04, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia residents share vintage village tales

Sitting on grandpa's knee listening to him spin yarns about yesteryear is something every kid should cherish. But little did Jackson, the young grandson of Vic Wilson, know what those stories would start.

November 03, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Church volunteers do manual mission work

Lately, the "littlest things" are bringing tears to the eyes of the women at My Sister's Place.

November 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Planting seeds of gardening knowledge in children today

Tracy Bedolla and Andy Garcia giggled as they chewed mint leaves they found in the garden.

November 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrating the Day of the Dead with sugar skulls

When Connie Rodriguez was a child living in Mexico, she said she felt a little afraid of the skulls and altars she saw around her home and town at the end of October. Her grandmother told her not to worry, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was a happy time, a holiday to be excited about.

October 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Artistic works take tour through Georgia

Some of Georgia's most iconic artists have pieces on display at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville as part of a first-of-its-kind tour in decades across the state.

October 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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