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Cheer on the crouching Tigers!

Nearly two dozen Brenau University students are kicking, tumbling and stunting their way into the school's history books.

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


A Labor Day salute to those with thankless jobs

On this day, most employees look forward to having the day off and enjoying a long weekend. For some people, it's seen as a day away from a mundane 9-to-5 job good for one thing - paying bills.

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


First Baptist beginnings unclear, but presence now unmistakable

The First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is one of the oldest continuous churches in Gainesville. First organized in 1838, little is known about the early days of the church because there were no written records.

September 03, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Barreling your way to a greener garden

Thanks to a redesigned model, capturing rainwater for use in home gardens has gotten a lot easier and more efficient.

September 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Executive chef worked his way up the food chain

Rick Whorf may have a corner office at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, but his view isn't a stunning waterfront vista.

August 31, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville media company earns an Emmy award for Byron Herbert Reece documentary

If most Georgians are asked to name a peach state poet, more than likely, the first name to come to mind is usually Sidney Lanier, not Byron Herbert Reece.

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


Quinlan will treat teachers to appreciation day for their commitment to the arts

With the end of August just around the corner, many folks in the art world are happy to see the picture that's already been painted for the upcoming month.

August 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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


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Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Coupling cold ones with fall appetizers, entrees and desserts

While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.

October 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


History Center recounts tales about ghosts of Gainesville

For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.

October 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native finally takes on running challenge

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Know the risk factors, warning signs of a stroke

October 27, 2014 | BY Denise Boldea and Sonia Hunter For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate connects with Chinese culture while in Asian country

When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.

October 26, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Georgia group aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

October 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


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