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Church food bank celebrates a decade of service

In 2001, Jessie Massey and her son, Jerry Massey, vowed to help others through the Spirit of Joy Church food bank for 10 years.

November 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Synchronized swim team not giving in to older age

Growing older is often met with dread and trepidation, but five women in the Village at Deaton Creek are proving that age is just a number, after all.

November 13, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child gathers gifts for those in need

Ordinarily shoe boxes are disregarded as a byproduct of a purchase, but for thousands of needy children, they're the main attraction.

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


A giving tree for the holidays

Ordinarily, when donors make a contribution to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary's Love Light Tree campaign, they're purchasing a light, star or angel decoration in memory of a loved one.

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


Cupcakes take the fuss out of icing and slicing

Like the once lowly lobster, cupcakes have risen up the food ranks.

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


The Guest House woodshop churns out crafts and teamwork

Santa's elves may get to work at the end of the year, but the busy bees in The Guest House Woodshop are busy all year long.

November 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Sardis class pairs seniors with kids to bust a move

Music may be the universal language, but the moves that are put to those sounds can unite generations.

November 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cleveland woman’s seeing-eye horse is also her companion

Before Renata di Pietro heads out, she makes sure that her little one's hair is combed and that she visits the potty before they leave the house.

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


Taking a hike to connect with home

North Georgia offers some of the region's best hiking destinations. As the temperatures and humidity drop with the fall weather, getting out and enjoying the geography is a must.

November 06, 2011 | | Life top stories


Author’s book explains the difference between religion and knowing God

Instead of being the tie that binds humanity together, Steve McSwain says religion sometimes becomes a wedge that drives people further apart.

November 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource speaker gives the scoop on the latest in cooktops and convection ovens

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, kitchens and cooking are dominating the thoughts of many home chefs.

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


Jefferson farm cooks up old-time fare, Southern style

The sweet, woodsy aroma of fire drifted across the historic Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm on Saturday, its flames helping cook an assortment of mouth-watering Southern fare.

November 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


GPB to highlight the life of Crawford Long on his birthday

Although Dr. Crawford W. Long made history more than 150 years ago by performing the first surgical procedure using ether as anesthesia, some folks still don't know a lot about the late Jefferson physician.

November 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son team among first to finish 3-Day for the Cure walk

Every year, thousands of participants converge on Atlanta for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

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


Hickory Grove builds on a diverse past

The history of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located along Ga. 115 between Murrayville and Dahlonega, dates back 138 years.

October 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

November 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It's an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Feasting on allergy-free food this Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.

November 19, 2014 | Gillan Ludlow | Life top stories


Forsyth veteran rejuvenates military jeep

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willys M-38 jeep, affectionately known as Col. Maggie.

November 18, 2014 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville baby survives premature birth and thrives

Melissa Payne carefully sorts through the objects inside a decorative box on her kitchen counter, handling each one with care.

November 16, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Upcycled furniture goes from rugged to refined

What's old is new again.

November 14, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Lula woman transform tubers into stylish spuds

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.

November 11, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Instructors teach taekwondo to students with special needs

Connor Daniel, a 12-year-old student at Ava White Academy in Gainesville, searched longer than most 12-year-olds for an after-school activity.

November 10, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Gainesville man a true globetrotter

Before he saw Queen Elizabeth, before he privately toured the King Tutankhamun tomb, before he took five around-the-world trips and before he visited more than 100 of our world's great nations, Scott Kinney was just a Georgia boy who had never been outside the immediate South.

November 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Cruise tips from a shore excursions director Scott Kinney

Thinking about cruising the high seas? Cruise expert Scott Kinney advises potential passengers to think before diving too deep. While the sea veteran highly recommends cruising, he said they should consider the following before a voyage:

November 09, 2014 | | Life top stories


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