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Christians observe Lent by praying and meditating

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

February 14, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Health care experts

No one wants to think about the day his or her mobility will no longer be what it once was.

February 13, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Experts advise different gifts for Valentine's Day

Flowers are among the most popular gift choices for Valentine's Day each year. Roses fill vases and ribbons are tied, but the beauty of these plants lasts only a few weeks at best.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Restaurants and stores prepare sweet romance

Valentine's Day is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get. It could be a sparkling piece of jewelry, a selection of candy, a giant stuffed white bear or a romantic date night.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


North Georgia couple endures long-distance relationship

One young couple will share the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday long distance. But for Chelsea Doyle and Christian Smith, it's just another day in their lives.

February 10, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Gainesville family raises money for son’s tumor-causing nerve condition

Robert Owenby is, for the most part, a normal 5-year-old boy.

February 09, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Technological advances, new measures help safeguard kids, day cares

When parents want to pick up their child from First Baptist Church of Gainesville's children's ministry, the process is a bit more complicated than simply popping in and scooping up the children.

February 08, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Life top stories


Handshakes on hold at many churches to curb germs

Every week when the praise band at Gainesville First United Methodist Church prays, members hold hands. Last week was the first week they did not.

February 07, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Pet Pleasers Bakery makes treats for furry friends

As health food stores begin popping up more frequently in North Georgia, health-conscious individuals have started searching for ways to make their furry friends healthier as well.

February 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Noah Blaustein believes poems are limitless

Noah Blaustein "never promised to light up a room," as one of his poems states, but his words certainly do.

February 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | 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.

February 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Gainesville Ballet trains area men to hold, lift ballerinas

For his first show with the Gainesville Ballet Company, John Lilly apparently put his bloomers on backward. Later, the clothing apparel fell to his knees during a ballroom dancing scene in "Cinderella."

February 02, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Forsyth mother shares her daughter's story of survival

FORSYTH COUNTY - Amy Adams was 23 weeks pregnant. On her fourth visit to the doctor, they found the Northwest Forsyth woman had no amniotic fluid and signs of stress in the womb, stunting the growth of her unborn child's lungs.

February 01, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Parents are buying children phones at much younger ages

Two 11-year-old girls sit in the lunchroom at C.W. Davis Middle School, drinking out of milk cartons and discussing pictures on the iPhone app, Instagram.

February 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


World War II veteran earns French honor

Henry Reyno Petree and his fellow soldiers in the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment specialized in building bridges, lots of bridges.

February 01, 2015 | BY ZAC TAYLOR Times regional staff | Life top stories


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Buford man powers through water in superboat

A maiden voyage on Lake Lanier followed by a breakdown usually would equal a bad day for most boaters. But for North Carolina native Dee Early, it led to a life-changing opportunity.

July 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church extends youth ministry into summer

With the start of summer, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is starting something new for its youths. A new program is underway at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

June 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Fourth annual festival inspired by lavender

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Summer art heats up in Helen center

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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