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Capitol chaplain says he’ll rely on prayer, avoid politics

WASHINGTON - The Rev. Patrick Conroy says he won't be trying to convert anyone as he gets rolling as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes 39 Jews, three Buddhists and two Muslims.

June 11, 2011 | By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Cures from the garden

Hundreds of years ago, it was common for folks to search their gardens or neighboring woods to find treatments for their ailments.

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


Cure your Father’s Day gift anxiety

Home-cured bacon? Sounds like one of those things the average person wouldn't in a million years attempt.

June 08, 2011 | By Alison Ladman Associated Press | Life top stories


Local Red Hatters celebrate 9 years of 'enjoying life'

In 1998, Sue Ellen Cooper presented her friend with a red fedora and poem for her 55th birthday.

June 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girls form a group to go to school without makeup

Abandoning blush, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, mascara, and lipstick can be a dangerous move for a high school girl.

June 06, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


70 years later, Winder couple still taking their wedding vows to heart

Not all love stories are fairy tales full of magic and make believe.

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


Church loses century-old homestead to progress, but pulls together to relocate

The final service Sharon Baptist Church celebrated in its sanctuary in many ways chronicled the life of Christianity's most famous son.

June 04, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Sunflower smiles: New collection offers more variety

There's nothing like a sunflower in your garden to make you smile.

June 03, 2011 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press | Life top stories


Home grown & healthy

To kick flavors up a notch in the kitchen, cookbook author Gena Knox says that home chefs don't need a cupboard filled with fancy spices.

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


Building a model community

He may have never been a school teacher, but Robert Allison has spent the last six years putting together a very detailed history lesson.

May 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Habersham resident shares harrowing tales of WWII bombing missions

Many people encounter a rough first day on the job.

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


Rooted in history: Chattahoochee United Methodist dates back to 1860s

Across the Chattahoochee River, just north of Helen and near a flea market and tube rental businesses, stands a church that has been in that area since 1860, long before any of the attractions of Helen existed. Chattahoochee United Methodist Church, sitting on the edge of Scorpion Hollow, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

May 28, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Short on life, long on beauty

If there ever was a botanical workhorse, the daylily just might be it.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Sauce is boss when it comes to cue

When it comes to barbecue sauce, these days there's something on the market to satisfy even the most discriminating tastebuds.

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


Brenau Academy’s graduation leaves mixed feelings of nostalgia

On Saturday, amid the bright red roses and flowing white gowns, a tide of emotion flowed among Brenau Academy graduates, old and new.

May 24, 2011 | By Emily Perry For The Times | Life top stories


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Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lula woman transform tubers into stylish spuds

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.

November 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Instructors teach taekwondo to students with special needs

Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.

November 10, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gainesville man a true globetrotter

Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.

November 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Cruise tips from a shore excursions director Scott Kinney

Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:

November 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


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