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Gainesville man refurbishes World War II biplane

John Coe still looks up to the sky when he hears a plane pass overhead.

May 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forgotten Civil War soldiers rediscovered

William "Bill" Bowers was always curious about his own Southern heritage.

May 25, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Local vets receive first DAR distinguished citizens award

National Defense Chairman Connie Tucker of the Col. William Candler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded the first two Distinguished Citizen Awards to Newman A. Jacobs, a former aviator with the U.S. Navy and retired U.S. Army Col. Bilton Vance.

May 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Two Indiana Lutheran churches unite under one name

GOSHEN, Ind. - A pair of Lutheran churches in Goshen are uniting under a new name but keeping their separate locations.

May 24, 2014 | ANGELLE BARBAZON The Elkhart Truth | Life top stories


American women makeover estate gardens

NEW YORK - Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change. The era from 1900 to 1930 in America was one of those times, thanks to several enterprising and unsung women.

May 23, 2014 | By Katherine Roth Associated Press | Life top stories


Prunes becoming popular

Wrinkles can be cool - if you're a prune.

May 21, 2014 | By Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Doctors: Protect your skin with sunscreen when outdoors

As families prepare to enjoy a day in the sun and at pools Saturday to kick off the three-day weekend, adults and children alike need to protect their skin from the dangerous UV rays and the damaging effects on the body.

May 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Students learn final high school lessons

After a year of uncertainty, local high school seniors are seeing their futures a bit more clearly.

May 19, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Hall County native is a Renaissance woman

Jane Hemmer carries several different business cards in her purse.

May 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Mary Mother inspires grotto at Dawsonville church

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.

May 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


No-fry chicken fingers perfect meal for kids with diabetes

"Healthy eating for children with diabetes is the same as healthy eating for all children," said Mary Ann Clever, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator with The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.

May 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


UNG grad students use their healing hands

While most college students soak up the sun on beaches for spring break, nine University of North Georgia graduate students immersed themselves in another culture for hands-on training in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

May 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Woman raises two granddaughters following their mother's death

A mother's job is never really finished.

May 11, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Experts explain the purpose of prayer

Dozens of residents bowed their heads to pray on the downtown square in Gainesville nine days ago. The solemn activity was part of the National Day of Prayer, which was established by Congress as an annual event in 1952 and designated as the first Thursday of May each year in 1988.

May 10, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cumming Garden Club revives neglected courtyard

CUMMING - Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.

May 09, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


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Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

September 16, 2014 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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