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Murrayville resident’s book links scripture and fitness

When Lillian Welch reads the Bible, she isn't doing so just for spiritual gratification. She's also gleaning guidance for maintaining her physical being.

January 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Butter, corn, pork define Southern fare

For the curious onlookers, as defined by Paula Deen of Food Network fame, modern Southern cooking is defined by butter, butter and more butter.

January 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Woman launches crusade to provide needy children with birthday cakes

MINNEAPOLIS - Veronica Descotte believes that all youngsters, no matter how dire their family situation, should be able to feel hopeful at least one day a year.

January 10, 2012 | By Jeff Strickler Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Life top stories


Learning life's twists and twirls beyond the baton

January 09, 2012 | | Life top stories


A river, a past and a people

Being submerged in water symbolically represents purification.

January 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastors extending a hand

Instead of focusing strictly on Sunday morning sermons, more worship leaders are reaching out to the community to help those around them improve their overall lives.

January 07, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hall Library Systems offers a free way to test energy efficiency

These days, most everyone is interested in making sure they're running an energy-efficient home.

January 06, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


With hectic holidays over, simple sounds good.

Although you can find slow cookers on store shelves and kitchen cabinets all year long, many cooks don't give them a second thought until the mercury begins to drop in the thermometer.

January 04, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville artist puts life on canvas, despite worsening blindness

The average person may look at the sky and see a solid field of blue. But for an artist, it's a blanket of interwoven shades of aquamarine and cerulean.

January 03, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Make 2012 the year your family comes together

Although many people think of the beginning of the year as a time to implement resolutions geared toward self-improvement, it never hurts to look at the bigger picture.

January 02, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Losing income to illness, Gainesville resident gets resourceful

The last few holidays have brought interesting changes to Kelsey's Trusty's life.

January 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Party panache: Be the life of the 2012 bash

As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2011, many folks are busy planning how they're going to usher in 2012.

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


Host a D-I-Y sushi party for New Year’s Eve

Not a New Year's Eve partier? Me either.

December 28, 2011 | By J.m. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories


Zipping her fears away

You may find this hard to believe, but I've never been much of a wild child.

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


‘I want to be that inspirational kind of guy’

When singer Trevor Jones is struggling with a performance, he knows exactly how to get things back on track.

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


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Chicopee UMC constructs prayer garden

Prayer is the act of Christians talking or petitioning God regarding their hopes, dreams, struggles and frustrations.

April 25, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes nontraditional education path

At first glance, a man sitting at a round table by himself eating chips and salsa in the writing center appears to be your average college student. But on closer inspection, Woody Depew is anything but your average 20-something college kid. In fact, Depew has his own kid who is old enough to attend college as well.

April 19, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Band of believers to perform Civil War sounds

While the Civil War divided the United States into North and South, the music from the era seemed to bond the two sides.

April 18, 2015 | | Life top stories


Parks and Rec employee honored for saving a life

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Tricks, tools to tame the crammed kitchen

Associated Press

April 17, 2015 | | Life top stories


Electronics recycling event set for April 18

April 16, 2015 | | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


2 couples fulfill crazy passion by opening store

Nestled just below the mountains in Habersham County, a store is filled literally from top to bottom with antiques and art from local artists.

April 14, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC has strong foundations

For six generations, the Whitaker family has been members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Gainesville.

April 11, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Experts advise cleaning bathrooms from top down

Bathrooms have the reputation of being the toughest room to clean. But with spring cleaning season upon us, it's time to get to it.

April 10, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Flowery Branch toddler suffers from rare condition

Hayden Coleman, who is almost 2 years old, is very smart for her age and understands what her parents tell her. But the toddler has a hard time communicating with them for one big reason - her overgrown tongue.

April 06, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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