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Fat Tuesday means a little French and a little fun with a bayou flare

Although many calendars don't denote the holiday, foodies have already noted with delight that Tuesday is Mardi Gras.

February 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville soldier meets her soul mate during flight school, deploys to Afghanistan with him

When U.S. Army Capt. Sara Walker decided to pursue an aviation career she was looking for a challenge.

February 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Spoken like a true winner

Sixty seconds isn't a lot of time, but that's all it took for a group of World Language Academy students to become the best in the country.

February 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Nacoochee cabin restoration unites descendants of slaves and owners

With its weathered wood and cobblestone chimney, the small building sitting back from the road has all of the trappings of your average rustic cabin.

February 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor, retired Marine takes on the role of actor to deliver his message about God

Ken Bevel may have starred in movies, but he doesn't want you to look at him as a movie star.

February 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Getting your house in financial order is easier than ever says WomenSource

Everyone would love to bring home more money, but in this economy, receiving a raise isn't likely. You may not be able to increase your pay, but there are things you can do to stretch the dollars you earn. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.

February 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whip up something sweet for your honey and impress them with a kitchen prowess

Stevie Wonder may have sung about showing your love with a dozen roses, but there may be a sweeter way to show your love on Valentine's Day. Think homemade candies.

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


Barrow pageant star, mom appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ show

Barrow child beauty contestant Paisley Dickey, 4, and her mother, Wendy Dickey, are no strangers to talk shows and tabloids, especially since Paisley was seen on the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras" last summer dressed as Julia Roberts' character from the movie "Pretty Woman."

February 07, 2012 | By Carman Peterson Times regional staff | Life top stories


Teams compete in LEGO challenge and even invent patent-worthy products

Students from two local schools may have been building things with their LEGO pieces, but they weren't playing around. They were creating prize-winning robots.

February 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Area women enrich the community with their work in the literary arts

In the time before women were seen by society as equals to men, it wasn't uncommon for female authors to assume male pen names in order for their work to be regarded with respect.

February 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowers have long been a symbol of love in bloom, but many say much more

This Valentine's Day, before you hand that bouquet of flowers to your significant other, you may want to take a minute to consider what message you're conveying.

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


Score big with your party crowd; make manly cupcakes and a super stromboli

Super Bowl Sunday may only be a few days away, but there's still plenty of time to come up with a winning game plan for your party menu.

February 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Seniors learn to connect with the latest gadgets with relative ease

Today, they are members of the "active generation," who are all too often regarded as opponents to technology.

January 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Big band dreams

Members of the East Hall High School Wind Symphony are proving that quality reigns supreme over quantity.

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


Gainesville family renovates space for learning at Good News at Noon

Although Cora Lanning walked purposefully across the painted sidewalk decorated with colorful promises of God's love to the front entrance of Good News at Noon, she wasn't completely sure why she was there.

January 29, 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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