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Gainesville teen’s original play selected for national performance at festival

Pretty soon, Issac "I.B." Hopkins will have accomplished something that some people twice his age have only dreamed about.

May 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


North Hall woman connects with Civil War ancestor through letter

For many Southerners, not just soldiers, the closing days of the Civil War were terrifying, with the Union army marching their way.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


‘Wild woman’ finds spiritual home

Sallee Wade is a wild woman. And for her, that is a good thing.

May 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girl Scouts get hands-on gardening lessons

Girl Scout Troop 10815 members are more than willing to do what they have to do to earn their merit badges, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

May 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


For people with celiac disease, altering recipes is a way of life

For the average kid, a meal consisting of chicken fingers, pizza and cupcakes would probably be nothing short of perfect.

May 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Woman follows mother at helm of longtime garden club

Holding up a Flowering Almond shrub, Montine Howell told members of the Cumming Garden Club that the plant has quite a history.

May 10, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


The need to nurture

Nurses and mothers have a lot in common.

May 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


From tennis to terragon

The Château Élan organic garden is a far cry from what it used to be - a clay tennis court.

May 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Revived May Day tradition touches a nostalgic note from Gainesville’s past

May Day festivities traditionally have celebrated the beauty of spring blossoms, but for members of the Fair Street community, it's about celebrating the living and breathing beauties among them.

May 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Growing fruit trees from your computer

With just a click of a button on your computer's mouse, you could help turn empty acreage into a thriving orchard.

April 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Jefferson family turns child’s rare illness into a learning opportunity

Avery Elrod is a petite little blue-eyed girl with an infectious smile who loves to dress up and see the reflection in the mirror.

April 26, 2011 | By LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Life top stories


McEver class learns connection between art and academia

With furrowed brows and pencils grasped tightly over their blank sheets of paper, the students in Sally Loudermilk's class prepared for art instruction from fine artist Michael P. White.

April 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Last Supper before Jesus’ crucifixion puts spotlight on disciples’ role in Christianity

Easter Sunday is a day that many people reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but few pause to consider the days that lead up to this miracle.

April 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Governors & gardenias

Gainesville's Fleur de Lis Garden Club may not know how Mary's garden grows, but they sure know a thing or two about the one at the Georgia Governor's Mansion.

April 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Morning nuptials call for breakfast fare at royal wedding-watching parties

Throwing a watching party for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton doesn't have to be a royal pain.

April 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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


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