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Local churches offer course to help those in need of money management training

Several Gainesville churches are preaching a message of peace. That is, financial peace.

January 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Lyman Hall students aim to help build wells for families in Africa

Most elementary students don't have to think about where they'll get water to drink; it's down the hall and comes out of the fountain.

January 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville WWII veteran honored for his service during his 90th birthday celebration

At 90 years old, Frank Downing's class of peers is a small one.

January 15, 2013 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS For The Times | Life top stories


Performance tackles the fear, challenge of battling cancer

Cassidy Elliott paused for a moment, took a deep breath and stood motionless as her muscles trembled. A tiny bead of sweat formed on her forehead. She only had one thing on her mind.

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


'Lincoln' tops Academy Award nominations

January 10, 2013 | | Life top stories


Around the Home: Off the menu and off the hips

Yes, it's possible to make smart dining out choices.

January 09, 2013 | Sandra Stringer | Life top stories


From soil to plate, minus the chemicals

Cooking with farm fresh ingredients isn't exactly a new idea. People have doing it for centuries.

January 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Pediatrician offers ways parents can head off childhood obesity

New Year's resolutions aren't just for grown-ups; kids benefit from healthy changes, too.

January 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Scholar with Gainesville family leads quest to decipher Rhode Island founder’s mysterious text

Lucas Mason-Brown has always had an interest in puzzles and mathematics.

January 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Life for Haiti uses school bus as shipping container

Obviously, buses are great at transporting a lot of people at once, but they're pretty handy when it comes to transporting a lot of stuff, too.

January 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Winter treats for visiting birds are a needed source of food

The birds at our house thrive on a gourmet diet - pretty much year-round.

January 04, 2013 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press, Newport News, Va. | Life top stories


Churches burn away baggage and pray for the new year

Most people make New Year's resolutions that focus on improving the physical and material aspects of life.

January 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Food pantry closing after 26 years of meals, prayers and inspiration from its founder

Vickie Baker sat back in her chair as a friend held up a camera.

December 30, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Stir-crazy crafts

It's inevitable during the holiday season: Kids get bored. But the doldrums are just the thing for unleashing children's creativity.

December 28, 2012 | By Jennifer Forker Associated Press | Life top stories


Traditional New Year’s dishes transform into fortune-packed appetizers perfect for parties

You don't have to resort to the same old pot of beans and greens to get lucky in the new year ahead. Here are a few appetizers that are perfect for parties and prosperity.

December 26, 2012 | By Judy Hevrdejs, Bill Daley And Joe Gray Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


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Dixie Divas: Loss of parents and wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

July 29, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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