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Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville man copies the King James Version of the Bible by hand

Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gardening experts share tips on composting in the cold

Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.

January 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cooking with cast-iron skillet or pan creates unique flavor in food

Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.

January 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Animal Shelter raises funds by painting pooches

Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.

January 13, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Assistant principal resolves to lose weight

Many people set New Year's Resolutions. Few keep them.

January 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Retired math teacher takes time to paint

Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn't have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.

January 11, 2015 | BY Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


GoFundMe website helps funding local worthy causes

Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.

January 11, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Holmes Bible College hold classes in Buford

Churchgoers line up Sunday after Sunday to get their weekly dose of the Word, but for some, Sundays aren't enough.

January 10, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Seeing potential in an older home

In the mornings, Winter Cox sits with a cup of tea and her two dogs, finding solace in her new cedar-planked sunroom that overlooks her spacious backyard.

January 09, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Piedmont Tractor customers feast at In and Out Deli

Fast, fresh and flavorful food is the goal of the In and Out Deli. And the deli - located inside Piedmont Tractor and Equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville - seems to succeed by streamlining its lunch service with house-made sandwiches, chips and sodas in glass bottles.

January 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Historic cemeteries appear forgotten

The old Dover Cemetery is all but invisible from the road save for a few heavily worn headstones peeking out from a family plot overgrown with long, dry grass and pine saplings. Further back, some of the more recent headstones have been tended to, but a collapsed wire fence and thickets of brambles stand as evidence of years of neglect.

January 06, 2015 | BY MERIS LUTZ Times regional staff | Life top stories


Lift away your fitness phobias with a workout

Laurie Davidson has been going to the J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville for almost nine years. In those years, she has seen many new people come just after the beginning of the year only to disappear a couple of months later.

January 05, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade ...

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Straight Street helps feed hungry children and struggling families through two programs

In addition to Beautiful Feet, Straight Street Revolution runs two other ministries in the Hall County area.

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

December 11, 2016 | | Life top stories


Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop ...

December 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories




Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects ...

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's ...

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on Etsy.com

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


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