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Mama knew how to save a dollar all of her life

It was a couple of years before Mama just up and died, without warning and when we least expected it, that I was visiting her one day.

January 14, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Scientist educates public about space and radiation

When David Yenerall asks the group of adults sitting in the Elachee Nature Center if they have any questions, hands immediately shoot into the air.

January 14, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Brenau student experiences a "Wicked" time on Broadway

Emily Taylor arrived 45 minutes early to her first day as an intern on the set of the hit Broadway play "Wicked."

January 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Marfan activist dies suddenly Wednesday

Samantha DeLong, a Gainesville advocate for Marfan Syndrome awareness, died suddenly Wednesday.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Education fills most of Merrianne Dyer's life

Merrianne Dyer sat down in the chair in her office recently and said she'd been teased about serving in almost every role within the Gainesville City School System.

January 12, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ailing dog’s will to live inspires humane society volunteer

Lucy perked up her ears at the sound of her name and her tail began to pick up pace as it whipped back and forth.

January 12, 2014 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Life top stories


Husband-and-wife pastors in need of help

SEATTLE - Throughout their married life, Greg and Renee Wood have always been the ones who take care of other people.

January 11, 2014 | Sandi Doughton McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Area artist melts and molds in her craft

Esther Safford dug through a small box of broken glass in her studio at Lanier Village Estates looking for pieces she could use in her art.

January 10, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Understanding food expiration dates

Have you ever thrown out "expired" food just because the date stamped on food packages has past?

January 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Southern sound most attractive

Every Southern girl and gentleman knows there are occasions when one must lay on the thick-and-slow-as-molasses-on-a-winter-day accent.

January 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area teen’s golf tournament raises funds for kids

Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.

January 06, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Good health can start any time of year

Hallie Gilleland took a break from exercising over the holidays, but now that the new year has officially started, she's back in the gym.

January 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Grace Episcopal’s new rector looks forward to learning church’s stories

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham jingled his keys as he unlocked a door at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bike your way to better health in 2014

"You will exercise at least 30 minutes a day," the doctor said following a physical exam last month.

December 30, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Prisoners earn second lease on life

Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy's in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday.

December 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop ...

December 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories




Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects ...

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's ...

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on Etsy.com

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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