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North Hall athlete looks at collegiate proposals

From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.

September 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman conquers cancer

Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13.

September 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


2 Broken Broads artists form ovarian cancer support agency

Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.

September 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Local singer returns from Berlin for church concert

With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.

August 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Group building butterfly habitat to help Monarch

ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Make healthy, kid-friendly treats for after-school snacks

Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.

August 28, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Times' editor tests Fit-for-Life class

Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


UNG employees compose a new alma mater

When Gainesville State College and North Georgia College and State University consolidated to become the University of North Georgia earlier this year, the need for a new school song became clear. And after working as a music professor at the same institution for 31 years, Joe Chapmam took the task of writing the school's alma mater very seriously.

August 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Two Gainesville natives preserve black history

As childhood friends, Ella Smith and Linda Hutchens spent most of their summer evenings listening to stories.

August 25, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unity of Gainesville trusts process to find new leader

When the position of spiritual director became available at Unity of Gainesville in 2011, the church knew it needed to take its time to find a new leader.

August 24, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caretakers maintain football turf

When high school football fans file out of the stadium and the big lights go dark, the previously manicured gridirons look quite the opposite when the geared-up spectators arrived hours earlier.

August 23, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Life top stories


Chickens free to roam the range

Sonya Farrell reaches into her fridge and pulls out an egg carton full of colored eggs. The blue and yellow pastel hues of the eggs are natural and vary based on the hen that laid them.

August 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Fine fiddler still plays after six decades

Stan Lee sat in the shade of his Buford home's garage while a couple of bargain hunters rummaged through the price-marked items for sale in his driveway.

August 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Summer scholars test new programs

WASHINGTON - For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Brooks family farm achieves historical status

The view looking out from the old windows has changed more than the view looking in.

August 18, 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


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