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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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La Mejor de Michoacán scoops up bright ice cream flavors

Behind the counter of La Mejor de Michoacán, every possible color is represented in square containers of homemade ice cream visible just beneath frosted glass. The traditional pinks, whites and browns are joined by neon greens, blues and bright oranges that might be seen as less traditional in the world of ice cream flavors.

July 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Loss of parents and wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

July 29, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Nonprofit helps families find a way home

Jessica Cornette returned to a nondescript-looking house off Thompson Bridge Road with some news. The 28-year-old pregnant woman learned she is having a girl, a welcome addition to her family of three.

July 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Artist sculpts out his life's work

As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

July 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


What is it? Local extension agents answer questions about mystery plants

Kidney leaf rosin weed

July 18, 2014 | By Wanda Connon and Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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