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Big band dreams

Members of the East Hall High School Wind Symphony are proving that quality reigns supreme over quantity.

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


Gainesville family renovates space for learning at Good News at Noon

Although Cora Lanning walked purposefully across the painted sidewalk decorated with colorful promises of God's love to the front entrance of Good News at Noon, she wasn't completely sure why she was there.

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


New Hope gives way to Good Samaritan

Lights, especially burning flames, holds a special place of significance throughout the Bible.

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


Cannon: Creating bountiful blooms

If you look around outdoor landscapes right now, you will see the lovely camellia in full bloom.

January 27, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Amp your arsenal in the kitchen

Beginner cooks often lean heavily on recipes by established chefs or family recipes for kitchen inspiration, but once they've mastered those dishes, the tried and true can turn into boring and bland rather quickly.

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


Still turning: Museum inducts folk potters into permanent exhibit

Many museums pay homage to extinct entities, but the newest exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is doing just the opposite.

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


Competition puts graphics students in real-life assignments

When Scott Porter's students sit down at the computer workstations in his classroom, they know they aren't just doing busy work. They're learning career-based skills that will help them succeed after graduation.

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


Gainesville doctor turns his cancer diagnosis into opportunity

When new patient files come across Dr. John McHugh's desk, he takes the time to familiarize himself with their case and works to get to know the patient better.

January 22, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


In love, out of ministry

CHICAGO - Like many Roman Catholic men who feel called to the priesthood, the Rev. Jim Hearne wrestled with whether ordination was right for him.

January 21, 2012 | By Manya A. Brachear Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Syrup can be used for dips, and sauces both warm or cold

Maple syrup season technically begins with the arrival of spring in March. But in Vermont, where much of the syrup is produced, there's still snow around the trees being tapped for collection during that time of year.

January 18, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


With the appeal of a high-end gallery, the Quinlan offers community artists a place to call home

With an in-house fine arts supply store and 20 exhibitions annually, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center is the caliber of art gallery that you'd expect to find in bigger cities like Atlanta and New York.

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


Hall Library system needs teens for advisory board

The Hall County Library System is planning to borrow ideas from younger patrons to boost program satisfaction.

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


Mystery surrounds restored Chestatee River diving bell

It's been a long journey, but a diving bell is finally in the homestretch of its transformation from river junk to historic treasure.

January 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Murrayville resident’s book links scripture and fitness

When Lillian Welch reads the Bible, she isn't doing so just for spiritual gratification. She's also gleaning guidance for maintaining her physical being.

January 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Butter, corn, pork define Southern fare

For the curious onlookers, as defined by Paula Deen of Food Network fame, modern Southern cooking is defined by butter, butter and more butter.

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


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L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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


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