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UNG professor captures heart of Eddie Carroll in book

When most children hear the lyrics "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the opening scene of Disney's "Pinocchio," they think of the small green insect, Jiminy Cricket.

April 23, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Culture competition

DAHLONEGA - Hundreds of language students and their teachers participated in the University of North Georgia's 38th annual Modern Language Day competition April 11, including one teacher who competed in the event when she was in high school.

April 22, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Watching Robinson change the game

People often dream about getting the opportunity to go back in time and meet their heroes.

April 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


A monastery’s new mission

ST. ANTHONY'S MONASTERY, Egypt - In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony's Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.

April 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Learning to grow a green thumb

Growing up in the country, Kathy Lovett's family always had a garden. But she did not take an active interest until later in life.

April 19, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


 Asian cuisine

Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East - the Far East - that is capturing some of that shine: fried chicken, Asian-style.

April 17, 2013 | By Bill Daley Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Raising awareness for a brother's burden

After Emma Grimsley's youngest brother, John, was born with Spina Bifida, she and her best friend Anna Bussler decided to help other children like him by raising awareness about the birth defect.

April 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Parenting expert Rosemond to speak at Lakeview campus

On Thursday, family psychologist John Rosemond will return to Gainesville for an evening with parents.

April 15, 2013 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Employers seek job candidates with experience, specific skills

Looking for a job isn't easy for anyone.

April 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Tuning into inner peace

The rich tones of an "ancient technology" lulled members and guests of Unity of Gainesville church into a state of deep relaxation Tuesday night.

April 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Guild supplies warmth to wee patients

Betty Wright and Peggy Gracey fiddled with the Mylar balloon's string, as they secured it to the little pine wagon filled with small colorful quilts individually, neatly packaged.

April 12, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Picking and planting strawberries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.

April 12, 2013 | By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) | Life top stories


Students learn job-interview etiquette

"It only takes a few seconds to make that first impression," Connie Davis said. "But it takes a long time to reverse it."

April 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville filmmakers address physician shortage

For the past two years, Joani Livingston and Renée McKay have been working to put a face on a little-known problem with the nation's health care system.

April 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Design your style around greenery

Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. But even if your garden has yet to grow, you can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

April 04, 2013 | By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press | Life top stories


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Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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