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New blog puts focus on Appalachia

Without ever setting foot in one of the 13 Appalachian states, many people reach a conclusion about what the region's people are like.

October 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Group helps youth build relationships with Jesus

Instead of telling members there is one path to building a relationship with God, Young Life leaders and volunteers strive to walk beside teenagers on their individual journey.

October 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tour highlights chef-worthy kitchens

Lindsay Addison may be living in her childhood home, but her newly renovated kitchen is all grown up.

October 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A flair for fare

When the culinary staff at Lanier Village Estates say they are the best, that's not just lip service. It's a verifiable fact.

October 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Times reporter takes her first trip through a favorite North Georgia pastime

I'm from South Georgia where fall is far less exciting than it is here.

October 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Family, fiesta and cultural fare

New Holland Core Knowledge Academy kindergarten students enjoyed a multi-sensory Hispanic Heritage celebration last week.

October 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville boy uses his entrepreneurial skills to provide wells for a foreign land

Like most boys his age, Grayson Smith loves playing video games, building things and catching insects.

October 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Two Up Across America: A motorcycle adventure part IV

Editor's note: This is the last of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

October 16, 2011 | | Life top stories


‘A place for prayer, reflection’

Fred Hedges says he believes Carmel Retreat Center might be one of Jackson County's best kept secrets.

October 15, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Festive treats let you savor fall's flavors

The leaves are starting to light up the sky with a rainbow of yellows and reds, so that means fall festival season is upon us.

October 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Around the Home: Shop smart to eat smart

Becoming a savvy food shopper is a worthy goal for anyone who shops for nutritious food these days. Finding the best, most nutritious foods while faced with rising prices is a challenge for all of us.

October 12, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Life top stories


Oakwood artisan finds joy in crafting cute toppers for tabbies

Dr. Seuss may have written about cats in hats, but Amalia S. Davidson has taken the concept a step further.

October 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


West Hall flag corps’ seniors carry on school tradition for a final season

Since the beginning of the band program at West Hall High School in 1988, the Flagettes have taken to the field during halftime alongside the instrument-playing members of the Band of Silver.

October 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Two Up Across America: Western vistas colored with history, culture

Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

October 09, 2011 | | Life top stories


A survivor's tale: How Mandy Smith Nix beat breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where ever-present swatches of pink, seen everywhere from suit lapels to pro football uniforms, serve as a reminder of the disease.

October 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


From ‘Couch Potato to 5K’: Learning to run

We've all seen them: Sweaty-faced people, huffing for breath and summoning all their energy to shuffle from point A to point B.

August 18, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mountain Fresh Creamery ice cream comes fresh from the cow

From cow to cone in less than a day - that's how Mountain Fresh Creamery produces some of the freshest, creamiest, richest ice cream in North Georgia, according to the store's motto.

August 13, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories


Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus’ footsteps

Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all.

August 10, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER bporter@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Toddler ready for kidney transplant

After waiting a couple of years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 10, 2014 | By Amanda Head For The Times | Life top stories


Church aims to connect with cowboys

At the birth of Christ, angels appeared before shepherds nearby to bring them the news that would revolutionize their lives: "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

August 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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