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Employers offer incentives to encourage a healthy workplace

In a growing effort to combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other "lifestyle diseases," more workplaces are offering wellness programs to promote healthy living among their employees.

February 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Lakeview student right on target

Lakeview Academy freshman Samantha "Sam" Simonton won the Georgia Independent Schools Association State Ladies General Division Clay Target Championship recently.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Area couples find long-lasting love

Don Elrod, 72, of Oakwood, remembers the moment 53 years ago when he first laid eyes on his wife.

February 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church building a place to pray and play

FORKS OF ELKHORN, Ky. - Todd Lester, pastor of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church near Midway, Ky., knows people don't always come to church through the front door.

February 01, 2014 | By Mary Meehan McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades

With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area's older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows.

January 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau postpones art exhibit reception

The opening reception of the Brenau University student art exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta has been postponed because of weather-related issues, university officials said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Chicken wings on menu for several football fans

Football season and chicken wings seem to go hand-in-hand, literally. And with Super Bowl XLVIII four days away, many cooks will prepare their own homemade wings or start placing orders at area restaurants.

January 29, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Adults can devise unconventional workouts

Every time I read one of those "you-can-do-these-moves-anywhere" fitness articles, I roll my eyes.

January 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children learn the ancient art of kung fu

"If you don't try it, you'll never learn," Sifu Jay Lima said as a boy ran up to the mat and did a back flip.

January 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cousins give birth one after another

Katie Morgan leaned over and asked her cousins' wives if they'd ever heard the story about the family's fertility statue.

January 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth couple shares foster journey

Brian Bolick had his arms wrapped around his 7-year-old daughter, playfully hugging her captive.

January 26, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Churches uses social media to connect with congregation

Fellowship is becoming a bit more virtual in many local churches in this digital age.

January 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caring for your car during winter weather

Getting started in the colder months isn't easy for people or their vehicles.

January 24, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Medical Center cafeteria staff preps meals for patients’ diet restrictions

From proper sanitation to extensive food management, restaurants and cafeterias have to do a lot to stay in business. But that is small potatoes compared to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's dining services, which is responsible for feeding the hospital's patients, many of whom have weakened immune systems and dietary restrictions.

January 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville has international connections

What does a mountain town in eastern Japan, a city in northern Hungary known for its wine and historic castle and the city of Gainesville have in common?

January 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Catholic churches battle drop in attendance but Gainesville churches increase numbers

Being in the middle of the Bible belt means Christian churches of all denominations can be found on every corner of the city or on ...

August 26, 2016 | From Times staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 at Gardens on Green in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


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