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Education fills most of Merrianne Dyer's life

Merrianne Dyer sat down in the chair in her office recently and said she'd been teased about serving in almost every role within the Gainesville City School System.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ailing dog’s will to live inspires humane society volunteer

Lucy perked up her ears at the sound of her name and her tail began to pick up pace as it whipped back and forth.

January 12, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Husband-and-wife pastors in need of help

SEATTLE - Throughout their married life, Greg and Renee Wood have always been the ones who take care of other people.

January 11, 2014 | Sandi Doughton McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Area artist melts and molds in her craft

Esther Safford dug through a small box of broken glass in her studio at Lanier Village Estates looking for pieces she could use in her art.

January 10, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Understanding food expiration dates

Have you ever thrown out "expired" food just because the date stamped on food packages has past?

January 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Southern sound most attractive

Every Southern girl and gentleman knows there are occasions when one must lay on the thick-and-slow-as-molasses-on-a-winter-day accent.

January 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area teen’s golf tournament raises funds for kids

Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.

January 06, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Good health can start any time of year

Hallie Gilleland took a break from exercising over the holidays, but now that the new year has officially started, she's back in the gym.

January 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal’s new rector looks forward to learning church’s stories

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham jingled his keys as he unlocked a door at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bike your way to better health in 2014

"You will exercise at least 30 minutes a day," the doctor said following a physical exam last month.

December 30, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Pastors play with church signs

ST. LOUIS - Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church's marquee read, "Christmas - Easier to spell than Hanukkah."

December 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Law office gives an old home a new look

Nancy Glenn drove by the old house every day on her way to work.

December 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Prepare dishes at night and serve for breakfast

For as long as she can remember, Emily Williams has looked forward to Christmas Day at her mother's home in Gainesville for two reasons.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


North Georgians light up the night

A little more than 10 years ago, three different Northeast Georgia families purchased or received a single item, leading them to start a Christmas tradition that continues to this day.

December 24, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Churches re-enact Jesus' birth in Bethlehem

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on Etsy.com

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Clermont homes, businesses open to guests for inaugural tour

The Christmas season is in full swing on Holly Springs Road in Clermont.

November 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Thanksgiving recipes to keep your diet on track

Healthy eating and the holidays rarely go hand-in-hand, but there are ways to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without totally blowing your diet.

November 23, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


50 Brenau students filmed in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

This past weekend, members of Brenau University's cheer and dance teams shared the silver screen with actors Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris ...

November 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch family is thankful for daughter's victory over brain cancer

Wes and Jennifer Williams have something extra to be thankful for this year. Their daughter Madison will celebrate her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

November 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 20, 2016 | | Life top stories


Phoenix Community offers alternative way to serve others

Every Sunday morning, Little Italy transforms from a pizza restaurant to a place of worship.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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