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2 Broken Broads artists form ovarian cancer support agency

Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.

September 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Local singer returns from Berlin for church concert

With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.

August 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Group building butterfly habitat to help Monarch

ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Make healthy, kid-friendly treats for after-school snacks

Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.

August 28, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Times' editor tests Fit-for-Life class

Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


UNG employees compose a new alma mater

When Gainesville State College and North Georgia College and State University consolidated to become the University of North Georgia earlier this year, the need for a new school song became clear. And after working as a music professor at the same institution for 31 years, Joe Chapmam took the task of writing the school's alma mater very seriously.

August 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Two Gainesville natives preserve black history

As childhood friends, Ella Smith and Linda Hutchens spent most of their summer evenings listening to stories.

August 25, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unity of Gainesville trusts process to find new leader

When the position of spiritual director became available at Unity of Gainesville in 2011, the church knew it needed to take its time to find a new leader.

August 24, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caretakers maintain football turf

When high school football fans file out of the stadium and the big lights go dark, the previously manicured gridirons look quite the opposite when the geared-up spectators arrived hours earlier.

August 23, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Life top stories


Chickens free to roam the range

Sonya Farrell reaches into her fridge and pulls out an egg carton full of colored eggs. The blue and yellow pastel hues of the eggs are natural and vary based on the hen that laid them.

August 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Fine fiddler still plays after six decades

Stan Lee sat in the shade of his Buford home's garage while a couple of bargain hunters rummaged through the price-marked items for sale in his driveway.

August 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Summer scholars test new programs

WASHINGTON - For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Brooks family farm achieves historical status

The view looking out from the old windows has changed more than the view looking in.

August 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Child placement, adoption agency fostering Christian caretakers

When Gayle and David Middleton, of Alpharetta, received a call from FaithBridge Foster Care asking if they were ready to take in a special-needs child, they prayed about it.

August 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Proper grading saves house foundations from water damage

After one of the wettest summers in years, yards and basements may need a little extra attention to prevent or correct problems brought on by excess water.

August 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Experts offer advice to college graduates

Graduation is a milestone for students of all types. Traditional and nontraditional college students celebrate the event as a gateway into the next phase of life. However, while most students are ready to take the leap into a career, some tasks could better prepare them for their next endeavors.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Dahlonega offers visitors wealth of opportunities

Walking down streets paved with gold might be a dream to some, but in Dahlonega it's a reality.

May 03, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Guest House clients relax with one stroke of the brush

Senior citizen JoAnn Phillips has a hard time remembering. But when the North Georgia woman picks up a brush, dips it into paint and swoops it across paper, she doesn't have to remember. She can just paint.

May 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired businesswomen pens first book at 99

May 03, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gardens on Green to focus on homegrown greenery

When the phrase "Go native" is used, some people think of adapting to the atmosphere surrounding them. But for a gardener, "going native" means cultivating the plants that naturally grow in a specific area.

May 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit grows

April 30, 2015 | | Life top stories


Gainesville Coffee Shop keeps service, food simple

Tony and Heather Jonovitch feel fate brought them to the Gainesville Coffee Shop inside Lawrence Pharmacy on Broad Street. And it all started with lunch service at another Gainesville restaurant.

April 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville toddler is a real bookworm

Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book for much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 years old.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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


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