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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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Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Coupling cold ones with fall appetizers, entrees and desserts

While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.

October 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


History Center recounts tales about ghosts of Gainesville

For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.

October 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native finally takes on running challenge

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Know the risk factors, warning signs of a stroke

October 27, 2014 | BY Denise Boldea and Sonia Hunter For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate connects with Chinese culture while in Asian country

When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.

October 26, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Georgia group aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

October 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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