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Mother, son celebrate Leap Year birthdays

Although she will be turning 28 on Wednesday, Jessica Jackson has only had six birthdays in her lifetime. She's a Leap Year baby.

February 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tallulah Falls X5 in Cornelia gets renovated while bringing together those who love history

If the Tallulah Falls Railroad X5 caboose could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

February 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor Kenny Rice spreads seeds for new churches, but hopes Life Connection will be his final stop

Based on the seeds he has sown across the country, Pastor Kenny Rice is in for a mighty harvest.

February 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


The path to clarity

Unlike their maze counterparts, labyrinths aren't meant to be confusing.

February 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local grads making strides with grass-root efforts to help displaced Colombian farmers return home

Three years ago, the members of the grass-roots organization Give Us Names decided to be the change they wanted to see in the world.

February 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Descendants reluctantly keep slave history alive in White County community

The gift and curse of the Bean Creek Community is its small size. These days, residents question if there are even 50 residents left.

February 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Workshops, info sessions teach novice beekeepers proper colony care

Although the gardening world seems to be all abuzz with talks of backyard bee hives, experts say you shouldn't fly blindly into the beekeeping arena.

February 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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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


Clarkesville native crafts flowers into works of art

Sarah Samsel sat near the window inside her small cottage and used scissors to snip small red petals into delicate shapes.

July 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New minister brings nurturing outlook to Oakwood First United Methodist Church

Sandra Skinner has learned many important things in almost five years of working in ministry.

July 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | 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


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Try out different wedding style trending this year

When the big day finally rolls around, brides and grooms are adding a lot of personal flair to their weddings, and it's creating a few trends.

July 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Rahab's Rope expands into larger space on the downtown square

Rahab's Rope mission is simple: Teach women skills to help them find work in their communities in India and prevent them from entering human trafficking.

July 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Online farmers market brings locally grown fruits and vegetables to Hall County

July 11, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Deli offers true Southern staple

Fresh food, family recipes and a friendly environment. Those are what makes Stan's Deli so popular with a local crowd.

July 09, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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