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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 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | C.L. 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 | C.L. 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


Flowery Branch minister to retire after 62 years in pulpit

Tears pool in Paul Wade's eyes as he recalls his decision to join the Christian faith.

November 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Mother Nature’s gift of the fall season: leaves

Mother Nature is in a gift-giving mood this time of year.

November 07, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Deck the halls, trim the walls with wreaths

This season, the holiday spirit starts at your front door.

November 07, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Music, history lover mixes both in between book covers

In one book, author Ben Wynne has managed to combine two of the South's great loves - history and music.

November 05, 2014 | | Life top stories


Brenau professor elected to dance commission

Professor of Dance Vincas S. Greene attended the 34th annual meeting for the National Association of Schools of Dance from Sept. 11-13 in Snowbird, Utah.

November 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Church offers respite and relaxation to special-needs children and parents

In December 2010, Debbie Mott and her husband got the news many couples hope to hear: Debbie was expecting their first child.

November 02, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Church aims to raise money with inaugural Missions Market

Residents of North Georgia will soon have the opportunity to go on a shopping trip around the world without even getting on a plane.

November 01, 2014 | | Life top stories


Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns Georgia tourism recognition

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been known to draw quite a crowd with its Cajun- and Asian-inspired dishes.

July 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


HealingStrong group offers new way to heal after cancer treatments

"Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence."

July 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

July 24, 2016 | | Life top stories


Cresswind resident Keith Guernsey walks his weight off

When Keith Guernsey met his wife, Susan, his life changed.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's new music director an experienced conductor

While Sam Marley may be relatively new to First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, he's not new to the choral music scene.

July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man's garden earns wildlife habitat certification

Standing in George Roshau's garden, a steady sound of birds can be heard happily chirping.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Smoothies and teas perfect for quenching thirst in the summer

Is there anything better than a light, refreshing salad or a sweet, tropical juice on a hot summer day?

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns top honors for hairstyling skills

Car crashes can be a blessing in disguise. At least, it was for Abigail Rodriguez.

July 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Spiders are best insect-control weapons in gardens

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control.

July 14, 2016 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


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