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Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life. This series is dedicated to those approaches and how they can be implemented in Hall County. The sixth power approach, "80 Percent," says the world's longest-living people stop eating when their stomachs feel about 80 percent full.

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 10, 2017 | | Life top stories


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 09, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church continues tradition of Lenten fish fry

With 400 pounds of catfish and nearly 200 pounds of tilapia, Prince of Peace Catholic Church's fish fry is a popular place on Friday evenings during Lent.

March 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


American Cancer Society connects patients with hotels to stay at free of charge

When facing cancer, patients have to balance planning their medical care with managing their everyday lives.

March 06, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


UNG Gainesville graduate a semifinalist for the Fulbright award

Faith Brown likes to talk. So communications seemed like the natural fit for the Oakwood native to study as her major at the University of North Georgia Gainesville.

March 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Dahlonega couple follows creative passions with interior design business

When Mary and Dave Bogle wanted to repaint their house, they wanted colors that would pop and add to the beauty of their Gainesville home.

March 03, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Area cancer survivors find hope, fight back with Relay for Life

As she stepped onto the track in June 2010 for her first Relay for Life, Theresea Bennett felt overwhelmed.

February 26, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Christians prepare for the Resurrection during the season of Lent

It rarely happens. But when it does, it is notable.

February 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 23, 2017 | | Life top stories


Cumming teen leads initiative to reduce plastic pollution

Republicans and Democrats were swamped by mermaids last week at the Georgia State Capitol for a singular cause: to bring awareness about plastic pollution and its impact on the environment.

February 23, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Eagle Leadership Martial School teaches Tang Soo Do fighting form at YMCA

At the front of the classroom stood a small boy with dark brown skin, close-cropped hair and a wide green belt. He stood out in sharp contrast against the starched white of his gi, the traditional uniform of a novice martial arts student.

February 20, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Randy and Friends helps individuals with disabilities succeed

No matter how her day is going, Connie Derham always leaves Randy and Friends with a smile.

February 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch minister incorporates his passion for music into fifth Sunday service

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

February 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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Second-graders become authors and illustrators with hard-bound book

When second-grader Joan (pronounced John) Diaz walked into The Den at the media center at Fair Street International Academy last week, his face quickly lit ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau softball player gets back into the game after having a baby girl

Mackenzie Oliver Mullis' collegiate softball season came to an end Tuesday, but the next journey of her life is just underway.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 21, 2017 | | Life top stories


Kipper Tool garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables for employees

About six years ago, a third of an acre adjacent to Kipper Tool in Gainesville was just a piece of turf. But employee Randy Jeffers ...

May 19, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


4 picnic packing safety guidelines to follow this summer

When it comes to staying safe during summer picnics, it's not just sunscreen and water wings that are needed. As the temperature rises, so ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Former teacher wins jury selection award with his movie 'The System'

Filmmaker Robert Keith Kelly said he felt intimidated when he attended the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in February, where his film "The ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Hall County woman volunteers with March of Dimes after youngest daughter's premature birth

Melissa Payne is celebrating Mother's Day with her two daughters this year by having "mommy and me" portraits taken Saturday and enjoying a special ...

May 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Waycross native overcame eyesight issues in path to role at Murrayville church

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

May 13, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Three area experts offer tips to grow perfect tomatoes this season

When it comes to successfully growing tomatoes, it's all about the dirt.

May 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Roberts Family Blueberry Farm delivery service puts produce into customers’ hands

Blueberries are popular in Ruth Hill's Clermont home.

May 10, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms to drop off goods at 7 locations

The Roberts Family Blueberry Farm is not the only farm in town getting into the delivery business.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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