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Room-temp temptation

On a hot, summer day in the South, if you offer your friend a lukewarm glass of sweet tea, you may not be able to count them as a friend much longer.

April 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Falcon trades red jersey for green gear

Ovie Mughelli has been an advocate of health and wellness among young people for years.

April 05, 2011 | By MATT MAUNEY Times regional staff | Life top stories


Students make quilt with newly found skills

Quilter Linda O'Donnell has inspired a new generation of sewers at McEver Arts Academy.

April 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A case for Terri

Six years ago, Al and Karen Hollander found themselves in familiar, but unexpected territory.

April 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local duo reaches youth with inspiring Christian rap

There's more to Dan Moore and Lindsay Justice than what meets the eye.

April 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


File it under ‘done’

The seasons have officially changed and that means one thing - spring cleaning time.

March 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Crush and simmer tomatoes to lock in nutrients

In the food world, tomatoes don't get as much appreciation as they probably should.

March 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Run raises money for Camp Hope

For the last four decades, the Chattahoochee Baptist Association has made sure underprivileged Hall County students get the opportunity to experience what a lot of kids take for granted - summer camp. The camp, called Camp Hope, is held at the Georgia Baptist Assembly in Toccoa.

March 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville student lends a hand to enhance life for disabled children everywhere

Although he’s a junior in college, Gainesville native Zack Agerton still smiles when he thinks back to his days as a kid away at summer camp.

March 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hall County students get lessons in horticulture from master gardeners

Two years after local gardeners planted the seed of establishing the Gardens on Green, the fruits of their labor continue to pay off.

March 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


From tragedy comes a fresh calling

As a runner on her high school's cross country team, Vanessa Hurtado was used to pushing herself to the limits to outmaneuver her opponents.

March 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summit Street church still growing and giving

Nestled among the small houses between Summit and Hunter streets in the Fair Street neighborhood of Gainesville stands St. Paul United Methodist Church.

March 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Grow your own plant food

When it comes to going "green," many people do so by reducing, reusing and recycling their household paper, plastic and glass products.

March 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Get creative with crepes

Spring's arrival means more than a landscape punctuated with a rainbow of flowering buds - it also means gardens overflowing with a cornucopia of fruits and berries.

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


Gainesville woman finds her place in roller derby

By day, Dana Ellis is a soft-spoken paramedic, but at night she becomes a fearless, jammer blocking, hip-checking skater better known as Slick Kitty.

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


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Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Reading nature’s own weather forecasts

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

April 22, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


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