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Union Baptist congregation has a long familial history that continues today

The Civil War had ended the previous year when parishioners from two Flowery Branch churches sat together and discussed the merging of their respective parishes.

November 24, 2012 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Pick out, cut and care for a live Christmas tree

One of the best childhood memories I can remember was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Last chance to beef up turkey’s flavor

Traditionally the showpiece of the holiday meal, turkey tends to intimidate.

November 21, 2012 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Balloon tidbits before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tune-in

NEW YORK - One man's Elf on the Shelf is another's Kermit the Frog, but at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is room for both.The parade has to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser for the more than 3 million people who typically attend the event and the TV audience of 50 million. There are 86 years of history to honor while making a pitch to first-time fans.

November 20, 2012 | By Samantha Critchell Associated Press | Life top stories


Falcons reward students with room makeover

Josh Grindle didn't know what to think when his mother, Lori, picked him up early from school Tuesday.

November 19, 2012 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


School News Nov. 19

Josten representative Pat Cornelius presented Lakeview Academy yearbook faculty sponsor Brooke Burt and the 2011-12 yearbook staff with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award.

November 19, 2012 | | Life top stories


Local woman’s purse drive helps her deal with the loss of her father

There's a saying about a road paved with good intentions. But the road Janet Henry is on may be heaven sent.

November 18, 2012 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


New center to exemplify social legacy of MLK Sr.

ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.His legacy is now being honored through a community center built to help other low-income people find a path out of poverty.

November 17, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker Associated Press | Life top stories


Are you fire ready?

Preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family can be as much of a holiday tradition as actually eating the food.

November 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Serve up a boxed beverage with your holiday dinner

Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not?

November 14, 2012 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Local students hear area veterans’ stories of battle

Kenneth McElreath knew his life was going to change forever as soon as he stepped into the bus heading to Fort Benning near Columbus.

November 12, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Navy trainee follows in wake of his merchant mariner grandfather

Nathaniel Simon grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories.

November 11, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New church ministers to Hall’s impoverished

Angelo Velis smiled broadly Thursday night as he gestured toward a group of young adults and teens playing basketball on the courts at Myrtle Street Park in Gainesville.

November 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Get creative storing those offseason items

It's that time of year again, when we pull out the blankets and sweaters and stash the last of the warm-weather items until spring arrives.

November 09, 2012 | By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press | Life top stories


Former Gainesville chef wins on ‘Cupcake Wars’

Victory is so sweet, especially when it involves cupcakes.

November 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Easter traditions bring new outfits and old memories

Easter is a time for new beginnings and new life full of color. For some locals, it means new clothes.

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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