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Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Deli offers true Southern staple

Fresh food, family recipes and a friendly environment. Those are what makes Stan's Deli so popular with a local crowd.

July 09, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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


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School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Vicki Moore didn't realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.

November 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

November 29, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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


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