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Students' mind venture to outer space

After the last student left the theater to return to class, Gale Allen took a breath and laughed. She said she'd been warned about speaking to middle school students before her arrival.

March 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Seniors volunteer to help residents file tax returns

Roberta Eaton of Gainesville walked into the conference room at the Murrayville library carrying her Social Security card, photo ID, her tax forms and her previous year's return. Her purpose was simple: Have a qualified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer double-check her tax return.

March 30, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Gainesville church group builds a strong foundation

The Rev. Calvin Haney and members of his flock from St. Paul United Methodist Church off Washington Street in Gainesville arrived in a small town west of Birminghman, Ala., to answer God's call.

March 29, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Tasty, attractive herbs prove easy to grow

Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Life top stories

Food inspectors keep Hall County kitchens safe and clean

Even though she shows up unannounced, Laurie Wentworth's visits to area kitchens shouldn't come as any big surprise to area restaurants.

March 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories

Forsyth mother, South Georgia couple find 'the perfect match'

NORTH FORSYTH - Jessica and Alonso Martinez are counting down the days until their son will be born today at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

March 25, 2014 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories

11-month trip alters woman’s life and career

Editor's note: India's government requires Sarah's Covenant Homes to protect the names of its children. All of the kids have been given nicknames by the orphanage's staff members.

March 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Animal lovers pay high price for pet care

How far would you go to help your sick pet?

March 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Many on a mission to find bent "marker" trees

Danny Head of Clermont always wondered about the oddly-bent trees near the intersection of the Chattahoochee River and Mossy Creek. Little did he know trees with a similar shape were used by Native Americans to mark trading trails, bodies of water or even battlefield sites.

March 21, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Soup and salad combination can be hearty and healthy

Soup and salad is a popular healthy meal choice at many restaurants but sometimes the meals miss the mark. The combinations can be either too light, leaving you hungry, or too high in calories, negating the good intentions behind the meal choice.

March 19, 2014 | BY SAVANNAH KING and J.K. DEVINE For The Times | Life top stories

Water damage experts come to rescue of area homeowners

As anybody who has ever suffered it knows, heavy water damage at home can be a traumatic experience. Furniture, family possessions, important documents and other items can disappear in a splash.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Hall County teen earn honorable status

Fifteen-year-old Dallas Wright, like a lot of teenagers, turned to social media when he needed to find some inspiration for his Eagle Scout service project.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office

Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Retirement beckons Forsyth Extension agent

CUMMING - Stephen Garton was busy packing up books and posters about horticulture and wildlife last week.

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

Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Articles by Section - Life top stories

How to transform your car trunk into fun place for trick-or-treaters

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

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 ...

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

October 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 16, 2016 | | Life top stories

Lanier Christian Church's minister marks 40 years with Gainesville congregation

Forty years ago, David Simpson was a 20-year-old attending Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), when he was chosen to lead Lanier Christian Church.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

How to decorate your apartment or house for Halloween

Decorating your home for the spooky season doesn't have to put a dent in the Halloween candy budget, according to two area women.

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Helen bakery turns Southern biscuits and gravy into a German dish

Hofer's Bakery and Cafe owner Ralph Hofer stayed close to his German roots when he and his staff created their regionally, recognized bratwurst biscuits ...

October 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Six-year-old Gainesville girl lives with genetic disease and still stays positive

Zyah Goss-Pittman is just like any other 6-year-old.

October 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Dawsonville woman works as intern for national woman's group

Kylie Gibbs wanted to change the lives of women across the world.

October 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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