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Runner passes on scholarship to join ministry

A decorated high school distance runner has turned down a historic athletic scholarship to pursue ministry and missions.

June 08, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville man’s basement arcade is a lifelong passion

Unless you know someone who knows someone, chances are you'd never suspect the secret that Preston Burt has hidden underneath his home.

June 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Here's a pie that’s easy as ...

Nothing celebrates summer quite like a fresh pie. It's as if we're taking the best the season has to offer - vibrantly colored produce practically bursting with flavor and nurtured to ripeness under a hot sun - and wrapping that bounty in a tender, flaky crust. Like a gift.

June 06, 2012 | By Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times | Life top stories


Volunteer group has a heart for helping

As Tommie Stewart was lying in his hospital bed waiting to have heart bypass surgery, two strangers walked in.

June 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Stewardesses share sky-high lifestyles

During its heydey, Pan American Airways helped establish standards for luxurious, international flights and brought glitz and glam to the airline industry.

June 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A ceremony in the clouds

Cpl. Christofer P. Baines may be in a career his family never expected, but that hasn't kept him from excelling with flying colors.

June 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Celebrating revival: A creative look at good and evil

A major exhibit of folk art that captures the spirit of summertime tent revivals is on display at Piedmont College through July 20.

June 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Garden tour Saturday showcases nature, know-how while helping fund the Forsyth Master Gardeners

Sandy Shepard is looking forward to sharing her home's garden with the public.

June 01, 2012 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Winners of the Brenau Barbecue Championship share a few good pointers

We've all been there - a backyard barbecue with a chef who talks a good game, but unfortunately can't back it up.

May 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


AmeriCorps volunteers are digging Gainesville

If all goes as planned in the future, people will come from all over to take note of the conservation efforts of The Redbud Project in Gainesville.

May 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Crawford Long Museum displays clothing, artifacts from Civil War era

It is likely Mary Jane Merk Patrick wiped away a few tears as she said goodbye to her husband.

May 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville grads see ministry in their future

Many freshmen enter college unsure about what they want to do with their lives, but that's not the case for four local students.

May 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Wallpaper can stretch beyond walls, but think about removal before committing

Wallpaper has been around for at least 2,000 years, dating back to when the Chinese started to hang decorated rice paper on their walls.

May 25, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


A few changes can cut calories at your picnic

With Memorial Day weekend coming up in just a few short days, lots of folks have their minds set on hosting a barbecue.

May 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch girl transforms herself to change the lives of elderly residents

Even though she sometimes dons a "Cinderella" costume, some nursing home residents see Anna Leigh Stewart as a fairy godmother.

May 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Reading nature’s own weather forecasts

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

April 22, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


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