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Trash collectors pack it all in

The dawn is just starting to break as crews jump in their trucks and take off to their districts.

September 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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


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Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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