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Area couples find long-lasting love

Don Elrod, 72, of Oakwood, remembers the moment 53 years ago when he first laid eyes on his wife.

February 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church building a place to pray and play

FORKS OF ELKHORN, Ky. - Todd Lester, pastor of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church near Midway, Ky., knows people don't always come to church through the front door.

February 01, 2014 | By Mary Meehan McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades

With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area's older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows.

January 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau postpones art exhibit reception

The opening reception of the Brenau University student art exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta has been postponed because of weather-related issues, university officials said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Chicken wings on menu for several football fans

Football season and chicken wings seem to go hand-in-hand, literally. And with Super Bowl XLVIII four days away, many cooks will prepare their own homemade wings or start placing orders at area restaurants.

January 29, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Adults can devise unconventional workouts

Every time I read one of those "you-can-do-these-moves-anywhere" fitness articles, I roll my eyes.

January 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children learn the ancient art of kung fu

"If you don't try it, you'll never learn," Sifu Jay Lima said as a boy ran up to the mat and did a back flip.

January 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cousins give birth one after another

Katie Morgan leaned over and asked her cousins' wives if they'd ever heard the story about the family's fertility statue.

January 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth couple shares foster journey

Brian Bolick had his arms wrapped around his 7-year-old daughter, playfully hugging her captive.

January 26, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Churches uses social media to connect with congregation

Fellowship is becoming a bit more virtual in many local churches in this digital age.

January 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caring for your car during winter weather

Getting started in the colder months isn't easy for people or their vehicles.

January 24, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Medical Center cafeteria staff preps meals for patients’ diet restrictions

From proper sanitation to extensive food management, restaurants and cafeterias have to do a lot to stay in business. But that is small potatoes compared to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's dining services, which is responsible for feeding the hospital's patients, many of whom have weakened immune systems and dietary restrictions.

January 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville has international connections

What does a mountain town in eastern Japan, a city in northern Hungary known for its wine and historic castle and the city of Gainesville have in common?

January 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Video transports students to Antarctica

When the blurry image on the screen sharpened to reveal a mother penguin sitting on her nest, the kindergartners couldn't contain their excitement.

January 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville man adjusts to life after organ transplant

Shaw Carter never knew the person who gave him his heart, and it's likely he will never even learn his name. But without his newly donated heart, Shaw Carter would continue to struggle with a host of alarming symptoms that could lead to his death.

January 19, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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First Presbyterian Church to host annual Mission Expo

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has dedicated thousands of hours in the past two years to celebrate area mission projects and help organizations reach their ...

August 29, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


10 area celebrities shake their groove thing for charity

After hours of rehearsals, adrenaline and excitement are building for the celebrity dancers involved in the Dancing for a Cause competition Saturday.

August 25, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any ...

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prime time to use peaches for cooking and baking

An old wooden sign on the side of Cornelia Highway displays a message in red paint and all capitalized letters: "JAEMOR FARMS - PEACHES - 4 MILES".

August 19, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Senior woman checks off bucket list item by riding horse

Horse lovers of any age can appreciate the earthen yet pleasant smell that comes from a horse stable. And that is especially true for 87-year-old ...

August 18, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


'Funtology' turns into a success at Boys & Girls Clubs

For most little girls, a baby doll is their first toy. Then as they get older, a Barbie may enter the picture, allowing the little ...

August 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man finds purpose traveling the globe

Like many high school graduates, Reed Partrick did not know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 2012 North Hall ...

August 16, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


New minister takes reins in Dawson County teen program

August 15, 2015 | | Life top stories


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