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Gainesville grads see ministry in their future

Many freshmen enter college unsure about what they want to do with their lives, but that's not the case for four local students.

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


Wallpaper can stretch beyond walls, but think about removal before committing

Wallpaper has been around for at least 2,000 years, dating back to when the Chinese started to hang decorated rice paper on their walls.

May 25, 2012 | From staff reports | Life top stories


A few changes can cut calories at your picnic

With Memorial Day weekend coming up in just a few short days, lots of folks have their minds set on hosting a barbecue.

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


Flowery Branch girl transforms herself to change the lives of elderly residents

Even though she sometimes dons a "Cinderella" costume, some nursing home residents see Anna Leigh Stewart as a fairy godmother.

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


Students use GPS to find buried treasure

Second-grade students at Spout Springs School of Enrichment got the chance on Tuesday to find buried treasure. But they got to do more than just follow a map.

May 21, 2012 | Megan Gill | Life top stories


Looking back on a Titanic decision

One hundred years ago, as passengers and crew members aboard the RMS Titanic counted down the minutes to certain death or despair, members of one well-known North Carolina family were out of harm's way, having made a decision that likely changed the course of their lives.

May 20, 2012 | Michael Beard | Life top stories


Latter-Day Saints church members work to

When it comes to disaster preparedness, most people turn to the American Red Cross, not their church.

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


Sprucing up the yard could nab a nod from the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

If you have ever driven by a home and thought their yard was especially beautiful, instead of keeping that gem to yourself, consider nominating the owners for public recognition.

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


Tips to get the most out of your trips to the farmers markets

It's farmers market time again, a time of rebirth and renewal for local agriculture.

May 16, 2012 | By staff, wire reports | Life top stories


NC woman treks through Gainesville to raise awareness of caregivers for elderly

In her neon reflective vest, it's hard to miss Teri Swezey walking along the shoulder of highways and state routes.

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


Wauka Mountain students get up close with agriculture

Recent Ag Day festivities at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences School gave students the opportunity to get in touch with their inner farmer.

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


Mothers are so much more than meals and clean clothes

When we're young with our minds set on paving our own road in life, the last thing we as women want to hear is, "You're just like your mother."

May 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Growing herbs is easy, low maintenance gardening and adds fresh flavor to your dishes

If you've never had much of a green thumb but are interested in edible gardening, you'd probably want to start with herbs.

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


One SMART cookie

Students who are struggling to learn Spanish don't have to look further than their school's cafeteria for assistance.

May 09, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau University putting the spotlight on area artists

Gainesville has a lot of talent to offer. And Brenau University is taking advantage of that fact.

May 08, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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