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Dabs of creativity: Students rewarded with artistic outing

Although learning is its own reward, groups of local students are getting an added incentive for showing up to school regularly.

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


Snapshot of Buford Dam is history, times 10

The oversized landscape hanging in the break room of Porter's Inc. is as much a part of June Porter's family history as any aunt or uncle.

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


Grayson Smith continues his world campaign for access to clean water

Grayson Smith may be young, but he's ready to make a difference in the world.

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


Feeling drained by bathroom duty?

It may contain a porcelain "throne," but when it comes to tidying up the bathroom, the process can make you feel like anything but royal.

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


Recipes may differ for these delicious cakes, but they all share the same base

With warm weather here to stay, folks are turning their attention to beach vacations and the delightful meal options provided by the surf's bounty.

March 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


All hands on DECA at East Hall Middle

During the first year on many teams, members are focused more on building a firm foundation than they are on winning.

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


Filmmakers bring their lights, cameras and action to Georgia, boosting the economy

Maybe you've noticed it when stuck in traffic on Ga. Highway 211. Or when strolling through downtown Athens. And you may well notice it next week when driving down a certain stretch of Ga. 53.

March 18, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Life top stories


Performance will help St. John Baptist raise funds for church

This weekend's Cultural Celebration of Faith at St. John Baptist Church will feature an unusual joyful noise.

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


Don’t toss it, reuse it

Where most folks view a coffee filter as a one-trick pony, Deniece Schofield sees endless possibilities.

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


Go green with envy this St. Patty's Day

Although many St. Patrick's Day gatherings center around certain beverages made from hops and other ingredients, traditional celebrations were all about the food.

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


State parks offering new campers lessons, equipment

Novice campers have a friend in the Georgia State Parks system.

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


You don’t need harsh chemicals for spring sprucing

With the first official day of spring less than two weeks away, many folks are getting the itch to give their home a good deep cleaning.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


History center, local troops mark 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts

One-hundred years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low made a decision that would change the lives of girls for generations nationwide.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rucker’s efforts helped teach generations of local students

While some people become obsessed with their legacy later in life, Beulah Rucker Oliver knew early on how she would make her mark in the world.

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


Gainesville woman heading to Costa Rica to battle rampant sex trafficking of youth

Sidney Eure is a woman on a mission. Make that several missions.

March 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Protect your plants from cold winter temperatures

Winter planning and protection is important for ornamental plants.

March 06, 2015 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Herbs an idea choice for indoor gardens

An icy winter may dampen the mood, but there's no need for it to hinder a green thumb.

March 06, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Home cooks supply recipes straight out of Georgia

All across Georgia at any given time, you can find a grandma in the kitchen working on one of her family recipes, passed down from her momma and her momma's momma.

March 04, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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