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Experts explain the purpose of prayer

Dozens of residents bowed their heads to pray on the downtown square in Gainesville nine days ago. The solemn activity was part of the National Day of Prayer, which was established by Congress as an annual event in 1952 and designated as the first Thursday of May each year in 1988.

May 10, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cumming Garden Club revives neglected courtyard

CUMMING - Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.

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


Make the perfect meal for Mamma mia

I work full time in the food business. For more than three decades, my days have centered on food - from wrangling recipes and groceries, to ingredient research, to tastings in a test kitchen. So when the kids ask what I want for Mother's Day, the answer is simple: Cook for me.

May 07, 2014 | By Jeanmarie Brownson McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Assembling old-school antenna for TV purposes

"Be careful. Don't poke your eye out," the deep fatherly voice said from across the small living room. "And don't poke your sister's eye out, either!"

May 06, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Independent Italian teen travels to United States for exchange program

When most people think of study abroad programs, they think of spending a few months studying a second language in a foreign country in college. Few consider committing to live with a host family for 10 months. Fewer still consider doing it while in high school.

May 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


A prayful pilgrimage to the Vatican

As Gabrielle Cubera prepared for her pilgrimage to Rome, she asked everyone she met if they had any prayer requests.

May 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Westside Baptist Church turns over building to Hispanic congregation

When one church closes, its doors open to another.

May 03, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


How do you like your huevos?

As the work day begins, cooks crowd into the small kitchen in the back of the historic building on the downtown square in Gainesville.

April 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unsecured prescriptions are deadly dangers

Many people have unused prescription medications lying forgotten under the bathroom sink or in medicine cabinets. This may be a common practice, but research suggests it is a dangerous, and possibly lethal, one.

April 29, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


College student paves his own way

A home-schooled kid with a father who dropped out of high school and a mother who dropped out of college doesn't quite fit the typical profile for a stellar college student.

April 27, 2014 | Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bicyclists pedal with a passion

"When I ride my bike, I truly feel alive," Gainesville resident John Lilly said. "I'm outside with the wind in my hair and I'm getting exercise.

April 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Put trust in God when crisis arises

I was doing some shopping at a local department store recently, when I heard the sound of a small child crying nearby.

April 27, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


University of North Georgia student raps about dental hygiene

Jonathan Lee Casas had a "stroke of genius" as he walked to class a few weeks ago.

April 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Coro Sacra sings in sacred churches in Vatican

"Italy is pretty much the top of the heap for the Western church," Michael Henry said. "Not the Eastern church but the Western church. So lots of famous composers lived and worked and composed sacred music over the centuries in Italy, especially in Rome and in Venice."

April 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master gardeners make use of rainfall

Rain is a natural resource for your yard.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathy Van Mullekom McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


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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


Pets of the Week

December 04, 2016 | | Life top stories


Churches re-enact Jesus' birth in Bethlehem

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

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | 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 01, 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


Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Clermont homes, businesses open to guests for inaugural tour

The Christmas season is in full swing on Holly Springs Road in Clermont.

November 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Thanksgiving recipes to keep your diet on track

Healthy eating and the holidays rarely go hand-in-hand, but there are ways to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without totally blowing your diet.

November 23, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


50 Brenau students filmed in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

This past weekend, members of Brenau University's cheer and dance teams shared the silver screen with actors Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris ...

November 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch family is thankful for daughter's victory over brain cancer

Wes and Jennifer Williams have something extra to be thankful for this year. Their daughter Madison will celebrate her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

November 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 20, 2016 | | Life top stories


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