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Gainesville woman's rocking chair donation goes full circle

Sylina LiBasci remembers the night before the accident.

September 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church fills teen with the spirit

Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.

September 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Students cultivate their own green thumbs

Plunging a shovel into loosened dirt, pulling back on the handle and watching a large redish-brown sweet potato pop out of the ground elated 8-year-old Franky Perez.

September 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Seniors compile 'Favorite Recipes' in cookbook

Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff.

September 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Couples learn ballroom dancing with cue caller

If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.

September 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Patients and families learn from horses that mirror their behavior

Lisa Weinwurm wasn't looking at the clients during a recent therapy session, she was more concerned with watching horses.

September 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Farming family: Generations of Echols run Jaemor Farms

Old Cornelia Highway is dotted with fruit stands. Most of the old buildings have fallen into disrepair.

September 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches throw open their doors to all guests to celebrate ‘Back to Church Sunday’

Churches are glad to see new visitors any Sunday, but this Sunday is particularly inviting.

September 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


North Georgians shop for hidden treasures at yard sales

Judy Roberts shouts across the cul-de-sac to a customer admiring a shelf "built by a little old lady who worked at that sewing factory in Cleveland."

September 13, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Explore healthier options for football fans

As football season gears up, chicken wings, burgers and hot dogs will proliferate at tailgate parties, but the grease and fat can add unwanted calories and cholesterol to a person's meal. However, two local food experts pointed out nutritional alternatives for the traditional football feast.

September 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue training mission

Most kids spend their weekends playing sports or video games, but for 27 local youth weekends are a time for search and rescue training and scouring the wilderness for simulated airplane crashes.

September 10, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


School bus driver Miss Becky knows students' names by heart

On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.

September 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Three Gainesville men serve Israeli military

Most people wouldn't consider three weeks of mopping floors and working in an Israeli military supply warehouse a vacation. But for Gerald Herring, Dennis Pritchett and David James, all of Gainesville, the trip provided a unique way to experience a country and its cultures.

September 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Cleveland girl explores her Jewish heritage

For Ella Padawer, traveling to Israel is a normal summer activity. The 17-year-old Cleveland girl heads overseas for a month to visit her aunt, uncle and grandparents who live in Tel Aviv. But this summer, Padawer's trip was anything but normal.

September 08, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Potential 5Kers stretch, pray and run

"Running is addictive," Liz Isandoro said.

September 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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2000 West Hall High School grad publishes first novel

Frank Reddy always dreamed of having a novel published, but he believed it was a "pipe dream."

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Award-winning Cleveland ranch offers lessons on farm life and horse riding

Every year, John Hulsey and his trainer, Walt Erwin, load up their quarter horses and head to the biggest horse show competitions in the Southeast ...

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


Pets of the Week

August 28, 2016 | | Life top stories


Catholic churches battle drop in attendance but Gainesville churches increase numbers

Being in the middle of the Bible belt means Christian churches of all denominations can be found on every corner of the city or on ...

August 26, 2016 | From Times staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Youth gardening conference set for Sept. 9-10 at Gardens on Green in Gainesville

Master Gardener Kathy Lovett feels it's "imperative to teach our children to love the natural world that we share."

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

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

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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