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Herbs enhance flavors of food

Growing vegetables and fruits in a home garden is a convenient way to have easy access to the freshest, healthiest food possible. However, another kind of garden can enhance or add flavor to the food - an herb garden.

October 04, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Cooks heat up ovens for baking as fall season arrives

Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we've asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall. Their recipes call for 10 ingredients or fewer but are desserts worthy of bringing to a party, even Sharlena Fong's marshmallow-studded campfire scones from Semi Sweet Bakery.

October 02, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers | Life top stories


Library can help residents trace their roots

Rhonda Sanders's co-workers call her the "lady in charge of the dead and the moldy."

October 01, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


GHS senior wastes no time at school, home

When the final bell rings to signal the end of the school day, students burst through the doors of Gainesville High School eager to leave campus.

September 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Visitors get lost in corn mazes this fall

While his two older brothers roamed through the 12-acre maze of tall corn stalks, 2-year-old McKay Dutcher found his way through a maze more akin to his size.

September 29, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville woman describes Native American ceremonies to congregation

Lojuana Howard grabbed the edge of the podium and slipped her shoes from her feet.

September 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gardeners can create compost pile with kitchen and yard waste

Composting is a popular tool used by many gardeners to improve soil integrity and the quality and quantity of their plants.

September 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Wheeler: Diverse trees fill Linwood Preserve

The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.

September 27, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Judging jams, jellies for inaugural Hall County Farmers Market County Fair

"That's pretty," Ginger Bennett said holding the jar of purple jelly in front of her face.

September 25, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Duo devotes time to translating for the deaf

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students gather for a 10 a.m. history class at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus. Here, students learn about the rise and fall of world civilizations and relive pivotal moments in history. Some write fervently, taking notes on everything that is said, while others yawn and stare at the whiteboard with a blank expression.

September 24, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Gainesville woman's rocking chair donation goes full circle

Sylina LiBasci remembers the night before the accident.

September 22, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Church fills teen with the spirit

Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.

September 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Students cultivate their own green thumbs

Plunging a shovel into loosened dirt, pulling back on the handle and watching a large redish-brown sweet potato pop out of the ground elated 8-year-old Franky Perez.

September 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Seniors compile 'Favorite Recipes' in cookbook

Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff.

September 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Couples learn ballroom dancing with cue caller

If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.

September 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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Antebellum named one of top 100 restaurants in country by Opentable.com

When Larry Lokey goes to Antebellum, he knows he will receive a meal he loves.

January 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


14 ways to work out at your desk at work

It seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, and time to exercise often gets put on the chopping ...

January 16, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes solo motorcycle trip to Alaska

While filling up his motorcycle at a gas station in Canada, Gainesville resident David Waldrip became aware of the sound of thunder filling the sunny ...

January 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 15, 2017 | | Life top stories


Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church to build new sanctuary

When Harvey Young first came to Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church as a child, he arrived by mule and wagon.

January 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The history behind Mellow Mushroom's Green Street home

Driving down Green Street is a trip through the history of Gainesville.

January 13, 2017 | By Emily Williams For The Times | Life top stories


Randall Murray: The world of wine

As I prowl the swamp that is the internet, I stumble on the occasional odd but interesting fact about the world of wine.

January 11, 2017 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Art Colony Georgia owner, four-time breast cancer survivor doesn’t let challenges slow her down

Sara Oakley finds beauty around her. Whether it's a scenic landscape or a captivating person, Oakley's art sets her free.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 08, 2017 | | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC associate minister builds strength in gym and the community

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

January 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Locally Grown offers healthy options during winter season

Eating farm-fresh foods is easy during warmer months, but it's not impossible when temperatures drop thanks to one local agency.

January 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Eight delicious nights: Residents celebrate Hanukkah with traditional foods

While Christian families tucked the kids into bed to await the arrival of Santa Claus and baby Jesus, Jewish families in the area lit their ...

January 04, 2017 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade ...

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


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