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A bash for bulbs: It's GarlicFest time

If you eat enough garlic, you'll not only keep your doctor away, chances are pretty good that you'll keep a lot of other folks at bay, too.

August 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local nonprofit will get spotlight on national TV for its work sending care packages to troops

From their Hall County roots, Amy Paden and Eddie Ray are branching out to change lives worldwide through Hearts of America Inc.

August 20, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Oakwood couple races into the bonds of holy matrimony

Some people spend their whole lives chasing after love, but not Mark and Nancy Kelley.

August 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Late-summer veggies can fill garden's vacant spots

Mid- to late summer is prime time for gardeners - a last chance to grow a second batch of fresh vegetables before the plant-killing frosts arrive. Add a few protective enclosures, such as cold frames, overhead sheets and hoops, and the harvest can be extended until Thanksgiving and beyond.

August 17, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


New study shows some red meat actually can be healthy for the heart

When it comes to a heart-healthy diet, most folks automatically flock to poultry or fish, but a recent study suggests it could be beneficial to reconsider positions on red meat.

August 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Distracted pedestrians stumble into danger

We've all seen them: The folks who are too busy doing everything else except paying attention to where they're going.

August 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Equine therapy helps some find their voice, others find their legs

It was just three words, not a very long sentence, but it was the most magical sound to Jennifer Lane's ears.

August 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Latter-Day Saints offer their unwed a way to mix and mingle

In addition to worship services, most churches have also played host to a fair share of wedding ceremonies. And it's not uncommon to hear a pastor acknowledge a wedding anniversary from the pulpit or in church bulletins.

August 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Decor can bring summer travels home

Remember how much you loved taking naps on the chaise of the bed and breakfast where you stayed during your last vacation? Or how much you couldn't get enough of looking at the tropical flowers in the arrangements on the dinner table during your last cruise?

August 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


How to avoid the pitfalls of a potluck

They can be joyous events, these gatherings of friends and food called potlucks. You know, a genial host and happy guests each toting a dish that perfectly complements salads, entrees and lip-smacking desserts spread across a flower-bedecked table.

August 08, 2012 | By Judy Hevrdejs Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


For a former medical examiner, writing about the horrors of his job was way to slay personal demons

Joseph Scott Morgan spent his entire career - and a good portion of his life in general - seeing things that most people would rather hide from view.

August 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Finding a solution for even the peskiest landscape problem

CHICAGO- If you stand in the right spot in Tom and Karen Renk's Sugar Grove, Ill., yard, you may notice that dozens of trees on the property are in perfect lines. That's because the area used to be a black walnut nursery, and the 50- and 60-foot trees date back to the early 1950s. These trees are not gardener-friendly."We found out that black walnuts, from the leaves and the roots, give off this toxin, juglone, that keeps many other plants from growing," Tom Renk says.

August 03, 2012 | By William Hageman Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Dahlonega physician partners with chef for book on eating well

If your goal is to become a healthier you, half the battle will be fought at your dinner table.

August 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource luncheon will help ladies learn football with Lakeview coach

If you've ever watched or attended a football game, you know that the sport comes with its own language and culture.

July 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau summer program is feeding the minds — and bodies — of Hall County children

It's an epidemic that's widely known, but not greatly discussed.

July 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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 | Chelsey 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


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