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Middle school girls learns the ins and out of volleball

Bump. Set. Spike. Kill. Block. Dig. Ace.

February 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Deborah Mack is living a life of service

When 68-year-old Deborah Mack was growing up, there was an understood "line drawn that you knew not to cross."

February 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Man donates kidney to wife’s cousin

CUMMING - Not unlike many 26-year-olds, Michael Harper hadn't given much thought to organ donation.

February 09, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Fewer people in Southern Baptist pews

In its heyday, Central Baptist Church in midtown Gainesville was the largest church in Northeast Georgia.

February 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Prepare your home for a Hollywood film shoot

Maybe you're not ready for your big on-screen debut but your house could be.

February 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Daughter pens her mother’s memories and recipes

Ladell Tutt didn't "do all this fancy cooking" when she was growing up.

February 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Employers offer incentives to encourage a healthy workplace

In a growing effort to combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other "lifestyle diseases," more workplaces are offering wellness programs to promote healthy living among their employees.

February 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Lakeview student right on target

Lakeview Academy freshman Samantha "Sam" Simonton won the Georgia Independent Schools Association State Ladies General Division Clay Target Championship recently.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Area couples find long-lasting love

Don Elrod, 72, of Oakwood, remembers the moment 53 years ago when he first laid eyes on his wife.

February 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church building a place to pray and play

FORKS OF ELKHORN, Ky. - Todd Lester, pastor of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church near Midway, Ky., knows people don't always come to church through the front door.

February 01, 2014 | By Mary Meehan McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades

With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area's older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows.

January 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau postpones art exhibit reception

The opening reception of the Brenau University student art exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta has been postponed because of weather-related issues, university officials said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Chicken wings on menu for several football fans

Football season and chicken wings seem to go hand-in-hand, literally. And with Super Bowl XLVIII four days away, many cooks will prepare their own homemade wings or start placing orders at area restaurants.

January 29, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Adults can devise unconventional workouts

Every time I read one of those "you-can-do-these-moves-anywhere" fitness articles, I roll my eyes.

January 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children learn the ancient art of kung fu

"If you don't try it, you'll never learn," Sifu Jay Lima said as a boy ran up to the mat and did a back flip.

January 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


Seder dinner filled with traditional foods

Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.

April 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mission unearths African-American cemetery

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery."

April 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Sisters meet after 4 decades of separation

Carolyn Hogan said she didn't expect much when she sat down in front of the computer and typed her long-lost sister's name in the search bar.

April 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


French bestow award on Barrow County vet

Marcie Dover was 19 years old when he left his home in Alabama for basic training, New Jersey and eventually a ship to Europe in 1944. He hadn't even had a chance to finish high school before being drafted.

April 06, 2014 | By Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Making your car smell brand new

If you've owned your vehicle for a while, you've likely spilled a few drinks, dropped a couple of french fries or worse - let the dog ride shotgun. And that new-car smell is nothing more than a fading memory even after a wash and vacuum.

April 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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