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Homeowners can undertake their own housing upgrades

With cold snow rattling the state, residents of some of the area's older homes may have noticed a bit of a draft around their windows.

January 31, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau postpones art exhibit reception

The opening reception of the Brenau University student art exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta has been postponed because of weather-related issues, university officials said Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories


Chicken wings on menu for several football fans

Football season and chicken wings seem to go hand-in-hand, literally. And with Super Bowl XLVIII four days away, many cooks will prepare their own homemade wings or start placing orders at area restaurants.

January 29, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Adults can devise unconventional workouts

Every time I read one of those "you-can-do-these-moves-anywhere" fitness articles, I roll my eyes.

January 28, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children learn the ancient art of kung fu

"If you don't try it, you'll never learn," Sifu Jay Lima said as a boy ran up to the mat and did a back flip.

January 27, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cousins give birth one after another

Katie Morgan leaned over and asked her cousins' wives if they'd ever heard the story about the family's fertility statue.

January 26, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forsyth couple shares foster journey

Brian Bolick had his arms wrapped around his 7-year-old daughter, playfully hugging her captive.

January 26, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Churches uses social media to connect with congregation

Fellowship is becoming a bit more virtual in many local churches in this digital age.

January 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Caring for your car during winter weather

Getting started in the colder months isn't easy for people or their vehicles.

January 24, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Medical Center cafeteria staff preps meals for patients’ diet restrictions

From proper sanitation to extensive food management, restaurants and cafeterias have to do a lot to stay in business. But that is small potatoes compared to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's dining services, which is responsible for feeding the hospital's patients, many of whom have weakened immune systems and dietary restrictions.

January 22, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville has international connections

What does a mountain town in eastern Japan, a city in northern Hungary known for its wine and historic castle and the city of Gainesville have in common?

January 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Video transports students to Antarctica

When the blurry image on the screen sharpened to reveal a mother penguin sitting on her nest, the kindergartners couldn't contain their excitement.

January 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville man adjusts to life after organ transplant

Shaw Carter never knew the person who gave him his heart, and it's likely he will never even learn his name. But without his newly donated heart, Shaw Carter would continue to struggle with a host of alarming symptoms that could lead to his death.

January 19, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Winder firefighter saves lives on and off the job

Winder firefighter Josh Kemerling looked at the idea of being a bone marrow donor as not too different from what he does during his day job.

January 19, 2014 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Baptisms water the soul of Christians

In the north corner of the west lobby of Chestnut Mountain Church in Flowery Branch is an unexpected sight: a small heated swimming pool.

January 18, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade ...

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Straight Street helps feed hungry children and struggling families through two programs

In addition to Beautiful Feet, Straight Street Revolution runs two other ministries in the Hall County area.

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

December 11, 2016 | | Life top stories


Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop ...

December 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories




Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects ...

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

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

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's ...

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | 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 04, 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


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