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Former DeKalb district attorney will speak to teens about Ga. laws and adult consequences

With local students out of school this week for spring break, many parents anticipate their children wanting to spend their free time hanging out with friends.

April 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Learning in their own worlds

Sam Hendrixson spent his Thursday morning flying over the Berlin Wall, walking through a museum and exploring a volcano.

April 02, 2012 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Life top stories


Siblings in sync

The Cantrell siblings are a high-kicking, toe-standing, folk dancing conundrum.

April 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A blast of pure faith

After traveling far and wide sharing the gospel, twins Sharon and Jonathan Arrowood realized that their mission field was right in their own backyard.

March 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


How to rub out those stubborn stains

When it comes to stubborn stains, even some veteran cleaning pro can meet their match.

March 30, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, some dishes never lose flavor with families

Depending on your family traditions, next week's holidays may bring a different variety of dishes to your dinner table. Easter and Passover are both around the corner and each have their own set of culinary delights.

March 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Predawn workouts by light of a street lamp draw several dozen to daily ‘boot camp’

A new pair of cross trainer shoes will probably set you back $60 or more, but a new lease on life, via the Average Joe Boot Camp, is free.

March 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dabs of creativity: Students rewarded with artistic outing

Although learning is its own reward, groups of local students are getting an added incentive for showing up to school regularly.

March 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Snapshot of Buford Dam is history, times 10

The oversized landscape hanging in the break room of Porter's Inc. is as much a part of June Porter's family history as any aunt or uncle.

March 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Grayson Smith continues his world campaign for access to clean water

Grayson Smith may be young, but he's ready to make a difference in the world.

March 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Feeling drained by bathroom duty?

It may contain a porcelain "throne," but when it comes to tidying up the bathroom, the process can make you feel like anything but royal.

March 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Recipes may differ for these delicious cakes, but they all share the same base

With warm weather here to stay, folks are turning their attention to beach vacations and the delightful meal options provided by the surf's bounty.

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


All hands on DECA at East Hall Middle

During the first year on many teams, members are focused more on building a firm foundation than they are on winning.

March 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Filmmakers bring their lights, cameras and action to Georgia, boosting the economy

Maybe you've noticed it when stuck in traffic on Ga. Highway 211. Or when strolling through downtown Athens. And you may well notice it next week when driving down a certain stretch of Ga. 53.

March 18, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Life top stories


Performance will help St. John Baptist raise funds for church

This weekend's Cultural Celebration of Faith at St. John Baptist Church will feature an unusual joyful noise.

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


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Self-proclaimed 'gypsy' Lois Reed has lifelong music affair

On Jan. 17, Gainesville resident Lois Reed turned 79. Some may call that particular age old. Lois Reed disputes that characterization.

January 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Caring Hands Ministries has been helping for 20 years

Two things motivate Ann Fleming to keep doing what she does.

January 24, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Bargain hunters can discover deals at estate sales

Normally, going to a stranger's home and rifling through their worldly possessions is a bit taboo - unless it's at an estate sale, in which case it's just called shopping.

January 23, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Dawson County women bake up favorite pies for contest

It's a tale as old as time, as far as baking is concerned: whether classic sweet concoctions such as apple pie or traditional savory offerings such as quiches are truly superior as far as taste buds are concerned.

January 21, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman turns childhood dream into fish business

When Tara Massarelli got her first fish tank at 12 years old, she didn't know how quickly it would turn into a lifetime devotion.

January 20, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Students finding less time for sleep as extracurricular activities add up

As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Female epilepsy patient uses art class to battle disease

Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.

January 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Clarkesville man copies the King James Version of the Bible by hand

Freddie North was sitting in his apartment in Demorest when he claims he heard "a voice."

January 17, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gardening experts share tips on composting in the cold

Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.

January 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cooking with cast-iron skillet or pan creates unique flavor in food

Known to cook meals for hundreds of years, a cast-iron skillet is the perfect tool to fry, bake, saute, braze and broil.

January 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Animal Shelter raises funds by painting pooches

Most people hear the word "mural" and probably think about Greek gods and goddesses or scenes from the Bible. But at the Hall County Animal Shelter, the newest murals adorning the concrete walls are all about mammals of the four-legged variety.

January 13, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Assistant principal resolves to lose weight

Many people set New Year's Resolutions. Few keep them.

January 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Retired math teacher takes time to paint

Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn't have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.

January 11, 2015 | BY Bonny Harper Times regional staff | Life top stories


GoFundMe website helps funding local worthy causes

Not every 11-year-old boy spends his time thinking about how to stop a dangerous oil spill.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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