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Traffic crews watch out for each other while working outside

This is the second in a series of stories about residents who work outdoors in the sun or indoors without air conditioners during the summer months.

July 08, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Three women search for suitable swimwear

Body image issues - we all have them.

July 07, 2014 | Chelsea Tench, Savannah King and J.K. Devine Times staffers | Life top stories


Gainesville man owes his life to personal trainers, gym patron

"I didn't have a pulse and I wasn't breathing. But I was by the time they got through with me," Counte Cooley said of surviving a recent cardiac arrest.

July 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rare versions of the Good Book reside in Forsyth

When longtime Forsyth County resident Charles Payette purchased a rare Bible 15 years ago, he had no idea how quickly his collection would evolve and grow.

July 05, 2014 | By Adlen Robinson Times regional staff | Life top stories


Rick's Smokin' Pig BBQ boasts best chicken recipe

By the name, one wouldn't assume Rick's Smokin' Pig BBQ sells award-winning chicken. And the restaurant didn't - until this year.

July 04, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman's flower beds full of roses

When one hears the names Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Taylor or Dolly Parton, one may first think of the legendary people. For Pam Keene, however, her mind goes to her garden.

July 04, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Agility dog races gaining in popularity

LOS ANGELES - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, hugs, treats and lots of slobber abound.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Medical students practice on fake patients

MIAMI - Several University of Miami medical students crowd around a patient's bed. They are trying to pinpoint why Murray Greenberg is having trouble breathing, and start to delegate tasks.

June 30, 2014 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Hometown heroes run to the rescue

Sterling Strickland wasn't in a very good mood when he and his family went to eat at a restaurant in Gainesville about a month ago.

June 29, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth girl donates hair for third time

NORTH FORSYTH - For a 10-year-old, Cayla Cowart is quite familiar with cancer.

June 29, 2014 | By Megan Reed For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch couple feel summoned to serve God

The journey of 3,200 miles begins with a single yard sale.

June 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Royal Rose Bakery bring French fare to Gainesville

Myriam Shuler is bringing a taste of France to Gainesville with signature recipes straight from Nice to local farmers markets.

June 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Winder Cultural Arts Center thrives

When Don Wildsmith became Winder's first cultural arts director in 2007 to manage its new theatre, he didn't really know if either he, or the theatre, would still be moving forward a few years later.

June 24, 2014 | By Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Massey wins 3rd straight Daytime Emmy

Many television actors can't say they won an award during a four-year career, much less a Daytime Emmy. Georgia native Chandler Massey, however, can say he won three.

June 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Health care professionals try to ease leg pain

Circulation isn't just a matter of the heart.

June 23, 2014 | BY CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE cabercrombie@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


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Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.

November 28, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

November 26, 2014 | BY JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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


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