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Giving out gifts straight from the heart

It's easy to tell a gift comes from the heart when it's made by hand.

December 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Woodsy-theme edible village at Lanier Village Estates

It's amazing what a little brown sugar, molasses and flour can become when thoroughly mixed with imagination and the Christmas spirit.

December 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Clip-clop around town in a horse-drawn carriage

Few things set the Christmas mood better than the clip-clop of horses' hooves on pavement as it draws a carriage packed with sightseers around a town square decked in lights.

December 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Some of Santa's elves make toys in North Georgia

Everyone knows Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but a little known fact is several of his elves live in North Georgia.

December 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl parades around Atlanta

Luci Newton had been practicing her princess wave since she learned she would be the star of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in midtown Atlanta last week.

December 15, 2013 | Jennifer Sami jennifersami@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Drive through town of Jesus’ birth

This Christmas season, take a journey to Bethlehem without ever leaving Gainesville, or your car.

December 14, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Advent wreath lights the way to Christmas

Christmas time is filled with family traditions such as baking holiday cookies, building snowmen and decorating the Christmas tree. But for the Voyles family, one tradition is crafting an Advent wreath and placing it literally in the center of their daily life during the holiday season.

December 14, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Melvin Cooper is working his dream job

Melvin Cooper has a ritual. Every morning he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and makes two stops on his way into the Gainesville Parks and Recreation office. First, he stops at the dry cleaners. Then, he makes his way to a service station. After grabbing a copy of the day's newspaper and a 24-ounce coffee, he spends a few moments driving around Gainesville making sure everything is in order at the city's parks.

December 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Breathe new life into old decorations

Each year, we drag out boxes of worn, beloved ornaments and holiday nick knacks. After sifting through busted bulbs and broken decorations, glue in hand, we hang what's left with loving care.

December 13, 2013 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


Baking up a tradition with children

As you read this, I'm most likely happily immersed in a world of flour spills, sprinkle dumps and misplaced frosting smears. Translation: baking Christmas cookies with a 3-year-old.

December 11, 2013 | Nancy J. Stohs McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


911 dispatcher spends 21 years answering the call

"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

December 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Three area teens handling senior-year stresses

One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.

December 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth County family grateful for life-saving gift

Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.

December 08, 2013 | By Jennifer Sami jennifersami@forsythnews.com | Life top stories


Area men cycling across the country, sort of

Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.

December 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church rector encourages women to clear away the Christmas chaos

If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?

December 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church extends youth ministry into summer

With the start of summer, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is starting something new for its youths. A new program is underway at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

June 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Fourth annual festival inspired by lavender

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Summer art heats up in Helen center

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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