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Go green with envy this St. Patty's Day

Although many St. Patrick's Day gatherings center around certain beverages made from hops and other ingredients, traditional celebrations were all about the food.

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


State parks offering new campers lessons, equipment

Novice campers have a friend in the Georgia State Parks system.

March 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


You don’t need harsh chemicals for spring sprucing

With the first official day of spring less than two weeks away, many folks are getting the itch to give their home a good deep cleaning.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


History center, local troops mark 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts

One-hundred years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low made a decision that would change the lives of girls for generations nationwide.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Rucker’s efforts helped teach generations of local students

While some people become obsessed with their legacy later in life, Beulah Rucker Oliver knew early on how she would make her mark in the world.

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


Gainesville woman heading to Costa Rica to battle rampant sex trafficking of youth

Sidney Eure is a woman on a mission. Make that several missions.

March 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


GHS academic team celebrates bittersweet victory after losing senior Patrick Kelley

The Gainesville High School Varsity Academic Team is the perfect example of what can happen when preparation meets dedication.

March 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville woman acquires exotic garments as a Pan Am employee

In between her summer dresses and winter coats, you're likely to find a sari from India or a wedding ensemble from Uzbekistan hanging in Joy Losee's closet.

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


Eyes of the Father: Learn to give up past, embrace the future

Know what I love about Saturdays? Naptime.

March 04, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


Oakwood woman’s book reveals secret Jewish sect

It isn't uncommon to hear children in Sunday school sing, "This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine."

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


Expo puts all housing needs under 1 roof

If you're thinking of doing any type of home-related construction, you should make plans to attend the 2012 Northeast Georgia Home Expo this weekend.

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


Local confectionery slugging it out in 2012 Flavor of Georgia contest

A local treat is in the running to become a signature Flavor of Georgia.

February 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Mother, son celebrate Leap Year birthdays

Although she will be turning 28 on Wednesday, Jessica Jackson has only had six birthdays in her lifetime. She's a Leap Year baby.

February 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Tallulah Falls X5 in Cornelia gets renovated while bringing together those who love history

If the Tallulah Falls Railroad X5 caboose could talk, oh, the stories it would tell.

February 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Pastor Kenny Rice spreads seeds for new churches, but hopes Life Connection will be his final stop

Based on the seeds he has sown across the country, Pastor Kenny Rice is in for a mighty harvest.

February 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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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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