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Volunteers break sandwich-making world record

While trying to break a world record Saturday morning, 75 local volunteers did something much better than securing their place in Guiness.

July 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Daylilies reach peak of beauty, if only for a fleeting moment

The shady, sloping walkway from Ron and Becky Brechter's house to their backyard is lined with flowering plants and green foliage. After passing a wooden fence, the path opens into a sun-lit field of hundreds of daylilies.

July 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Jackson County couple sells homegrown corn

When most people think of American foods, they picture apple pies cooling on window sills and hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill.

July 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: ‘The Last Lap’ on a forgotten track in California

Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." It is 15 years old but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock car racers.

July 02, 2013 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Costume maker says clothes tells own tale

You can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear. But you may not realize how much the clothes are revealing about the world and the times that person lives in.

July 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville residents go floating down the Flint

Doris Lindsey's vacation didn't exactly get off to the ideal start.

June 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman teaches Sunday School for seven decades

Evelyn Hancock has spent most of her life teaching young children about the Bible.

June 29, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Volunteers harvest produce, flowers at Braselton garden

BRASELTON - Nannie's Children's Garden is almost magical, rising from the ruins of a barn which long graced property in Braselton. Like a phoenix emerging from the ashes, each season's plantings grow in the enhanced soil which is lovingly prepared.

June 28, 2013 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Homegrown blackberries 'nutritional powerhouse' food

As a child, Lindsey Vrahiotes remembers picking wild blackberries in a yard near her parents' house. The picking usually led to her mother making blackberry jelly.

June 26, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Around the Home: Grill to proper temps

We love to grill foods for holidays, family gatherings and special occasions all year-round. Summer is especially popular for outdoor meals, picnics and barbecues.

June 26, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


Times editor splashes into water aerobics

Scissors! Frog legs! Cannonball!

June 25, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Professionals stay constantly connected to the offices

By the end of her weeklong vacation, Sherry Myers negotiated three real estate contracts from the beach.

June 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Quiz Bowl prepared contestant for ‘Jeopardy!’

Andrew Moore said he always felt like he would be a viable contestant on the America's Favorite Quiz Show "Jeopardy!" if he ever got the chance.

June 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New research examines difference among Amish communities

LANCASTER, Pa. - Conservative Amish groups have larger families than other Amish and their children are far less likely to leave the church, a trend expected to bring dramatic changes for them in the coming years, according to a book on the distinctive religious group published recently.

June 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Area children digging down in dirt to learn about gardening

After being rained out two weeks in a row, children finally got the opportunity to enjoy a morning in the Gardens on Green in Gainesville.

June 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Forsyth mother shares her daughter's story of survival

FORSYTH COUNTY - Amy Adams was 23 weeks pregnant. On her fourth visit to the doctor, they found the Northwest Forsyth woman had no amniotic fluid and signs of stress in the womb, stunting the growth of her unborn child's lungs.

February 01, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Parents are buying children phones at much younger ages

Two 11-year-old girls sit in the lunchroom at C.W. Davis Middle School, drinking out of milk cartons and discussing pictures on the iPhone app, Instagram.

February 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


World War II veteran to earns French honor

Henry Reyno Petree and his fellow soldiers in the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment specialized in building bridges, lots of bridges.

February 01, 2015 | BY ZAC TAYLOR Times regional staff | Life top stories


Children can experience life in African village

Northeast Georgia children will be able to visit Africa without a passport or leaving the country.

January 31, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Stick to the classics like meat and beer for your Super Bowl cookout

When the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, football fans from across the country will gather to witness the sport's most important game.

January 28, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Divorcees seek marital solace in DivorceCare program

There is no such thing as a painless divorce and in the Old Testament, God says he hates divorce, Lakewood Discipleship Pastor Scott Smith said.

January 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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