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Rucker’s efforts helped teach generations of local students

While some people become obsessed with their legacy later in life, Beulah Rucker Oliver knew early on how she would make her mark in the world.

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


Gainesville woman heading to Costa Rica to battle rampant sex trafficking of youth

Sidney Eure is a woman on a mission. Make that several missions.

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


GHS academic team celebrates bittersweet victory after losing senior Patrick Kelley

The Gainesville High School Varsity Academic Team is the perfect example of what can happen when preparation meets dedication.

March 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville woman acquires exotic garments as a Pan Am employee

In between her summer dresses and winter coats, you're likely to find a sari from India or a wedding ensemble from Uzbekistan hanging in Joy Losee's closet.

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


Eyes of the Father: Learn to give up past, embrace the future

Know what I love about Saturdays? Naptime.

March 04, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Oakwood woman’s book reveals secret Jewish sect

It isn't uncommon to hear children in Sunday school sing, "This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine."

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


Expo puts all housing needs under 1 roof

If you're thinking of doing any type of home-related construction, you should make plans to attend the 2012 Northeast Georgia Home Expo this weekend.

March 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local confectionery slugging it out in 2012 Flavor of Georgia contest

A local treat is in the running to become a signature Flavor of Georgia.

February 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son celebrate Leap Year birthdays

Although she will be turning 28 on Wednesday, Jessica Jackson has only had six birthdays in her lifetime. She's a Leap Year baby.

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


Tallulah Falls X5 in Cornelia gets renovated while bringing together those who love history

If the Tallulah Falls Railroad X5 caboose could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

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


Pastor Kenny Rice spreads seeds for new churches, but hopes Life Connection will be his final stop

Based on the seeds he has sown across the country, Pastor Kenny Rice is in for a mighty harvest.

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


The path to clarity

Unlike their maze counterparts, labyrinths aren't meant to be confusing.

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


Local grads making strides with grass-root efforts to help displaced Colombian farmers return home

Three years ago, the members of the grass-roots organization Give Us Names decided to be the change they wanted to see in the world.

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


Descendants reluctantly keep slave history alive in White County community

The gift and curse of the Bean Creek Community is its small size. These days, residents question if there are even 50 residents left.

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


Workshops, info sessions teach novice beekeepers proper colony care

Although the gardening world seems to be all abuzz with talks of backyard bee hives, experts say you shouldn't fly blindly into the beekeeping arena.

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


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Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lula woman transform tubers into stylish spuds

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.

November 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Instructors teach taekwondo to students with special needs

Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.

November 10, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gainesville man a true globetrotter

Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.

November 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Cruise tips from a shore excursions director Scott Kinney

Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:

November 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister to retire after 62 years in pulpit

Tears pool in Paul Wade's eyes as he recalls his decision to join the Christian faith.

November 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Mother Nature’s gift of the fall season: leaves

Mother Nature is in a gift-giving mood this time of year.

November 07, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Deck the halls, trim the walls with wreaths

This season, the holiday spirit starts at your front door.

November 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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