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North Georgia residents share vintage village tales

Sitting on grandpa's knee listening to him spin yarns about yesteryear is something every kid should cherish. But little did Jackson, the young grandson of Vic Wilson, know what those stories would start.

November 03, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Church volunteers do manual mission work

Lately, the "littlest things" are bringing tears to the eyes of the women at My Sister's Place.

November 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Planting seeds of gardening knowledge in children today

Tracy Bedolla and Andy Garcia giggled as they chewed mint leaves they found in the garden.

November 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrating the Day of the Dead with sugar skulls

When Connie Rodriguez was a child living in Mexico, she said she felt a little afraid of the skulls and altars she saw around her home and town at the end of October. Her grandmother told her not to worry, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was a happy time, a holiday to be excited about.

October 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Artistic works take tour through Georgia

Some of Georgia's most iconic artists have pieces on display at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville as part of a first-of-its-kind tour in decades across the state.

October 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Spouses, loved ones meet the high demands of being a caregiver

While other retired couples look forward to spending time together, Steve Inlow spends much of his time managing medications, doctor appointments and day-to-day activities for his wife. Inlow cares for his wife who has Alzheimer's.

October 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experience Halloween in an alternate way

The Halloween holiday isn't just a time for ghosts and specters. Area churches get into the action, too. Except churches provide an opportunity for more spiritually-focused activities.

October 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pumpkin fairy visits friends, neighbors

REYNOLDS, N.D. - In the dark of the night she comes, carrying pumpkins and gourds for her friends and family members. She arranges the festive fall gifts in a little display along their front steps and leaves without a word.

October 25, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Halloween treats tricky for children with food allergies

For a child with food allergies, Halloween treats can be a bit tricky.

October 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


White County marks 'discovery' of gold with bronze statue

White County has a new discovery to add to its rich gold mining history.

October 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master muralist faces off with Olympic-sized tower

The Olympic tower at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center got a face-lift over the weekend by Argentine mural artist Franco "Jaz" Fasoli.

October 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Gainesville teenagers earn top artistic awards

The 2013 National Young Marine Artist Search Competition awards ceremony may have been in San Diego, Calif., but its focus was on Northeast Georgia.

October 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Clarkesville's John Kollock tells stories with his creativity

Once upon a time, the English village at the end of the gravel driveway in Clarkesville was just a simple sharecropper's home and the neighboring city of Alpine Helen was just another rural mountain town.

October 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


NY Times best-selling author to visit Gainesville

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe became captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home in the South. In fact, she established her forte for "environmental fiction" when residing in coastal South Carolina.

October 20, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Sisters sew special items for soldiers overseas

After her friend told her about the "bitter cold" winters troops were enduring in Afghanistan, Charlotte Baker felt called to help.

October 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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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


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Builders change homes to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs

While Gainesville and the Northeast Georgia area is peppered with dozens of senior apartments, retirement communities and independent- and assisted-living facilities, some Southern natives still prefer to stay in their own home. However, the home is not equipped to handle their developing physical ailments.

March 13, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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