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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


Winder firefighter saves lives on and off the job

Winder firefighter Josh Kemerling looked at the idea of being a bone marrow donor as not too different from what he does during his day job.

January 19, 2014 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Baptisms water the soul of Christians

In the north corner of the west lobby of Chestnut Mountain Church in Flowery Branch is an unexpected sight: a small heated swimming pool.

January 18, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Summer's Landing has a beautiful view from the inside out

When Sherry Carson looks out into the courtyard from her room she likes to let her imagination wander.

January 17, 2014 | | Life top stories


Turn a pork roast into four meals

It's a familiar kitchen economy strategy: Roast a chicken (or buy a rotisserie bird at the supermarket), then turn it into three meals.

January 15, 2014 | Joe Gray And Cindy Dampier McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Mama knew how to save a dollar all of her life

It was a couple of years before Mama just up and died, without warning and when we least expected it, that I was visiting her one day.

January 14, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Scientist educates public about space and radiation

When David Yenerall asks the group of adults sitting in the Elachee Nature Center if they have any questions, hands immediately shoot into the air.

January 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau student experiences a "Wicked" time on Broadway

Emily Taylor arrived 45 minutes early to her first day as an intern on the set of the hit Broadway play "Wicked."

January 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Marfan activist dies suddenly Wednesday

Samantha DeLong, a Gainesville advocate for Marfan Syndrome awareness, died suddenly Wednesday.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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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


Seder dinner filled with traditional foods

Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.

April 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mission unearths African-American cemetery

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery."

April 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Sisters meet after 4 decades of separation

Carolyn Hogan said she didn't expect much when she sat down in front of the computer and typed her long-lost sister's name in the search bar.

April 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


French bestow award on Barrow County vet

Marcie Dover was 19 years old when he left his home in Alabama for basic training, New Jersey and eventually a ship to Europe in 1944. He hadn't even had a chance to finish high school before being drafted.

April 06, 2014 | By Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Making your car smell brand new

If you've owned your vehicle for a while, you've likely spilled a few drinks, dropped a couple of french fries or worse - let the dog ride shotgun. And that new-car smell is nothing more than a fading memory even after a wash and vacuum.

April 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


North Georgia musician kick off inaugural CD with concert

Last fall, musician Jason Kenney of Dahlonega didn't know if he would even record his first solo album because of the financial involvement.

April 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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