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New center to exemplify social legacy of MLK Sr.

ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.His legacy is now being honored through a community center built to help other low-income people find a path out of poverty.

November 17, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker Associated Press | Life top stories


Are you fire ready?

Preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family can be as much of a holiday tradition as actually eating the food.

November 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Serve up a boxed beverage with your holiday dinner

Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not?

November 14, 2012 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Local students hear area veterans’ stories of battle

Kenneth McElreath knew his life was going to change forever as soon as he stepped into the bus heading to Fort Benning near Columbus.

November 12, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Navy trainee follows in wake of his merchant mariner grandfather

Nathaniel Simon grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories.

November 11, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New church ministers to Hall’s impoverished

Angelo Velis smiled broadly Thursday night as he gestured toward a group of young adults and teens playing basketball on the courts at Myrtle Street Park in Gainesville.

November 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Get creative storing those offseason items

It's that time of year again, when we pull out the blankets and sweaters and stash the last of the warm-weather items until spring arrives.

November 09, 2012 | By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press | Life top stories


Former Gainesville chef wins on ‘Cupcake Wars’

Victory is so sweet, especially when it involves cupcakes.

November 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville man discovers he’s the perfect match for stranger in need of an organ donation

Four years ago, Lisa Miller played a game on Facebook that started a life-changing chain of events.

November 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


The gentle hygienist

Amber Highfield isn't your average dental hygienist.

November 04, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Doomsday exhibit, planetarium event to demystify Maya calendar

Don't worry, Virginia. There will be a Christmas. At least, according to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

November 03, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Homes tour to feature impressive kitchen displays

Last summer, Vickie and Rich White decided it was time for a change. Their 20-year-old kitchen was in need of some updating.

November 01, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Don’t get flummoxed by Thanksgiving math

If you start roasting a 14-pound turkey at 375 F at 7 a.m. and need to feed 15 people - including three vegetarians, a vegan and two gluten intolerants - by 1 p.m., how many pounds of cranberries do you need if the stuffing is baked outside the bird and the pumpkin pie is cut into 11.75 equal wedges?

October 31, 2012 | By J.M. Hirsch AP Food Editor | Life top stories


Times reporter takes on a DIY robot outfit for Halloween

Earlier this month, I took my 2-year-old son shopping for a Halloween costume.

October 30, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mount Vernon students try to help set a world record

Second-grader Sarah Morris was a little girl with a big idea for her school.

October 29, 2012 | Shannan Finke | Life top stories


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Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homemade ice cream has healing powers

For Kathy Lemoine, owner of Homemade Ice Cream Gifts and More, the path to owning a ice cream business was an unconventional one.

August 06, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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