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Marfan activist dies suddenly Wednesday

Samantha DeLong, a Gainesville advocate for Marfan Syndrome awareness, died suddenly Wednesday.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Education fills most of Merrianne Dyer's life

Merrianne Dyer sat down in the chair in her office recently and said she'd been teased about serving in almost every role within the Gainesville City School System.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ailing dog’s will to live inspires humane society volunteer

Lucy perked up her ears at the sound of her name and her tail began to pick up pace as it whipped back and forth.

January 12, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Husband-and-wife pastors in need of help

SEATTLE - Throughout their married life, Greg and Renee Wood have always been the ones who take care of other people.

January 11, 2014 | Sandi Doughton McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Area artist melts and molds in her craft

Esther Safford dug through a small box of broken glass in her studio at Lanier Village Estates looking for pieces she could use in her art.

January 10, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Understanding food expiration dates

Have you ever thrown out "expired" food just because the date stamped on food packages has past?

January 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Southern sound most attractive

Every Southern girl and gentleman knows there are occasions when one must lay on the thick-and-slow-as-molasses-on-a-winter-day accent.

January 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area teen’s golf tournament raises funds for kids

Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.

January 06, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Good health can start any time of year

Hallie Gilleland took a break from exercising over the holidays, but now that the new year has officially started, she's back in the gym.

January 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal’s new rector looks forward to learning church’s stories

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham jingled his keys as he unlocked a door at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bike your way to better health in 2014

"You will exercise at least 30 minutes a day," the doctor said following a physical exam last month.

December 30, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Pastors play with church signs

ST. LOUIS - Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church's marquee read, "Christmas - Easier to spell than Hanukkah."

December 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Law office gives an old home a new look

Nancy Glenn drove by the old house every day on her way to work.

December 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Prepare dishes at night and serve for breakfast

For as long as she can remember, Emily Williams has looked forward to Christmas Day at her mother's home in Gainesville for two reasons.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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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


Seder dinner filled with traditional foods

Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.

April 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mission unearths African-American cemetery

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery."

April 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Sisters meet after 4 decades of separation

Carolyn Hogan said she didn't expect much when she sat down in front of the computer and typed her long-lost sister's name in the search bar.

April 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


French bestow award on Barrow County vet

Marcie Dover was 19 years old when he left his home in Alabama for basic training, New Jersey and eventually a ship to Europe in 1944. He hadn't even had a chance to finish high school before being drafted.

April 06, 2014 | By Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Making your car smell brand new

If you've owned your vehicle for a while, you've likely spilled a few drinks, dropped a couple of french fries or worse - let the dog ride shotgun. And that new-car smell is nothing more than a fading memory even after a wash and vacuum.

April 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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