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North Hall athlete looks at collegiate proposals

From Andrew Smith's vantage seated on top of a picnic table at North Hall High School, he has a clear view of the baseball and football fields. And Smith knows he's in an enviable position at the start of his senior year.

September 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman conquers cancer

Julie Jester Spielman's lucky number is 13.

September 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


2 Broken Broads artists form ovarian cancer support agency

Nine years ago, Sue Sigmon-Nosach heard devastating news on her answering machine.

September 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Local singer returns from Berlin for church concert

With several different choirs, the halls of St. John Baptist Church are often filled with the music of praise.

August 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Group building butterfly habitat to help Monarch

ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland has joined a national movement to help save the disappearing Monarch butterfly by providing habitat for the migratory insect.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Make healthy, kid-friendly treats for after-school snacks

Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.

August 28, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Times' editor tests Fit-for-Life class

Sedentary at work during the week and coach potato at home on the weekends. Two phrases perfectly describing my non-active lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


UNG employees compose a new alma mater

When Gainesville State College and North Georgia College and State University consolidated to become the University of North Georgia earlier this year, the need for a new school song became clear. And after working as a music professor at the same institution for 31 years, Joe Chapmam took the task of writing the school's alma mater very seriously.

August 26, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Two Gainesville natives preserve black history

As childhood friends, Ella Smith and Linda Hutchens spent most of their summer evenings listening to stories.

August 25, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Unity of Gainesville trusts process to find new leader

When the position of spiritual director became available at Unity of Gainesville in 2011, the church knew it needed to take its time to find a new leader.

August 24, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caretakers maintain football turf

When high school football fans file out of the stadium and the big lights go dark, the previously manicured gridirons look quite the opposite when the geared-up spectators arrived hours earlier.

August 23, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Life top stories


Chickens free to roam the range

Sonya Farrell reaches into her fridge and pulls out an egg carton full of colored eggs. The blue and yellow pastel hues of the eggs are natural and vary based on the hen that laid them.

August 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Fine fiddler still plays after six decades

Stan Lee sat in the shade of his Buford home's garage while a couple of bargain hunters rummaged through the price-marked items for sale in his driveway.

August 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Summer scholars test new programs

WASHINGTON - For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Brooks family farm achieves historical status

The view looking out from the old windows has changed more than the view looking in.

August 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Reserve a seat for brunch or lunch on Mother's Day

Give mom a break this Mother's Day and take her out for a meal.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Buford woman starts nonprofit to help young girls

Elaine Haynes believes everyone has a gift.

May 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Go camping with the conveniences of home in yurts, teepees

While enjoying the great outdoors can be an unforgettable experience, a recent trend is to enjoy the fun of camping with some of the amenities ...

May 01, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 01, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville residents to unite in prayer

It doesn't matter what denomination you belong to or how you choose to pray on the National Day of Prayer.

April 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Birdwatchers to take a walk along the Linwood Nature Preserve

North Georgia is one of the most attractive areas in the state for birds and the Redbud Project Chapter of Georgia Native Plant Society wants ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Panaderia mi Tierra makes fresh bread daily

Early each morning, Jose Hernandez and his wife, Anna Olvera, are in their bakery mixing ingredients for different batches of bread for the day at ...

April 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Blind veterans test their mettle by climbing Mount Yonah

Without his eyesight or experience, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Jackson said he would be damned if he didn't climb Mount Yonah in ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Teens from Gainesville First UMC, Lakewood Baptist Church build homes and comfort souls

While some area teens spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, high school students from a couple of area churches spent the week working ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Renowned artist Dale Chihuly crafts pieces for Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

More than 20 sculptural installation sites will be sprinkled throughout Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring in Atlanta.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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