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Rabun County native Barbara Woodall wants the next generation to remember their roots

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton was a still green teacher, taking on his first post-college job at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in rural North Georgia.

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


Labor of Love community outreach offers goods to those in need

Labor Day weekend is often associated with barbecues and end-of-summer trips to the lake. However, at A New Walk Christian Fellowship, the holiday day weekend is equated with their Labor of Love community outreach festival.

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


Local groups team up to prove that drought-hardy plants are effective

With a little thought, home gardens can not only please your senses, they can also put a few extra cents in your pocket.

August 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Peachy keen pork

If the bounty of summer's harvest has left your sweet tooth overwhelmed with fruit pies, cobblers and smoothies, consider using that produce in a more savory way.

August 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville beats out Orlando as a fun, affordable city

If you're scouting fun places to visit that won't break the bank, you may want to keep your search close to home.

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


Gainesville teen overcomes drugs, gang life with help of nonprofit

When Christian Alvarado was 7 years old, he smoked marijuana for the first time.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Enota teacher called to work as a missionary

Even though Sidney Eure was lucky enough to find a job in her field right after college graduation, she wasn't completely satisfied with what she was doing.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


History center event brings restorationists and appraisers to Gainesville

If hunting for antiques is your thing, you should know that you may not need to search further than your own home for treasures.

August 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cumming's Hwang named Pastry Chef of the Year

A Cumming resident was recently crowned the nation's top pastry chef.

August 17, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


A brittle boom

Peanut brittle isn't exactly considered a gourmet treat, but Milli Jordan is hoping to build an empire around the simple dish.

August 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Wildlife preserve welcomes a second ‘amazing’ zedonk

Although full moons have almost always signaled the arrival of baby animals at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, the latest addition has caught the staff off guard.

August 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Fiddleheads back on ‘America’s Got Talent!’

The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize.

August 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


WomenSource program to help empower girls, enlighten moms

Ordinarily, WomenSource staff are busy planning events for adults, but this week they're focused on Girl Power.

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


You’re never too young, or old, to save a life

When it comes to measuring a lifetime, most people tend to think in years.

August 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


‘Wagon man’ sees the country behind a horse

CLEVELAND - The 90-plus degree Georgia heat on a recent Monday did not stop James Newton from making the trip by horse and a homemade gypsy-like wagon from Helen, where he spent the night, to Cleveland.

August 14, 2011 | By La Venier Mize For The Times | Life top stories


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Adults on a mission to serve

Rebekah Ryan stood outside a Guatemalan AIDS hospital with some trepidation in July. The Hall County native wasn't afraid to admit what was on her mind.

August 31, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Young missionaries trek around the globe

It took longer than the famous 180 days, but around the world they went.

August 31, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Church facilitates a 'dream' expansion

Gainesville First United Methodist Church believes "children and youth are first."

August 30, 2014 | KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Residents welcome feathery friends with feeders and houses

With fall fast approaching, the nation's bird watchers are listening for chirps, calls and the flutter of fast-flying wings.

August 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms wins the homemade ice cream challenge

Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.

August 27, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Family adopts German shepherd, treats rare condition

NORTH FORSYTH - To see Lucy-Blue today, one would never know what the 4-year-old German shepherd mix has been through.

August 26, 2014 | CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Life top stories


Fans show off school spirit with fashion

Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about football season, but fans can express their school spirit many different ways outside of shouting down the referee.

August 25, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Female inmates break free with music

With a pick and some plucks, Wendy Fortner soared above her surroundings, figuratively speaking.

August 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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