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Just regular folk: R.A. Miller at 100

Reuben Aaron Miller, better known as R.A., was a simple man.

July 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Buford church gets new name, fresh mission

On Aug. 5, attendees will worship for the last time at New Bethany Baptist Church.

July 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


DIY treats that are cool, yet still playful

Hot, hotter, hottest are the best ways to sum up the weather in recent weeks.

July 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Times reporter proves you really can dress for less at local thrift shops

With school about to start in a few weeks, many parents and educators alike are out shopping for back-to-school wardrobes.

July 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville Jaycees put teens to the test with leadership program

"Over the wall. Over the wall. You can do it!"

July 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville man’s love for aviation culminates in model plane trove

All it took was a zip and a bang to captivate Paul Gaertner for life.

July 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Church aims to reach more kids with Bible school held at YMCA

Although they regularly welcome the community into their place of worship, this time, The Highlands Church members are taking worship to the community.

July 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Extension sounds alert for impatiens, tomato disease

Two plant pathogens have been confirmed in Forsyth County this month, according to officials with the Forsyth County Extension Office.

July 13, 2012 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Swap out the usual lettuce for crisp greens, herbs and melon

Sad to say, but salads have gotten a bad rap. Many folks look down upon them as "rabbit food" or bland bowls of iceberg nothingness.

July 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource: Members want to talk about health

For the last four years, WomenSource organizers have been working to help area women live their best lives.

July 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local group aims to keep visual arts growing in North Georgia

In a world filled with left-brained, rational thinkers, the more creative, right-brainers often struggle for a space where they can fully relate to others and be completely understood.

July 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: God is always aware of us

Getting the children to go to sleep each night is often an exercise in frustration. If they can find any excuse - no matter how small - for getting out of bed and prolonging having to go to sleep, they'll use it.

July 08, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Studio salvages church’s stained-glass windows before building demolished

AKRON, Ohio - Wendy Joliet found herself in the middle of an unusual rescue mission last month at a church demolition site near downtown Akron, Ohio.

July 07, 2012 | By Colette M. Jenkins Akron Beacon Journal | Life top stories


Heirloom veggies deliver flavor, authenticity

As recently as a decade ago, the word "heirloom" was used to describe jewels, furniture or handicrafts - one-of-a-kind items of uncommon quality or design - that were passed down by families over generations. Now, that tag is just as frequently attached to vegetables, fruit and flowers.

July 06, 2012 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Former Waldorf chef shows that a high-class meal doesn’t have to be complicated

When it comes to creating elegant dishes, simpler is better.

July 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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