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Make advent calendars a Christmas tradition

The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.

November 26, 2012 | By Jennifer Forker Associated Press | Life top stories


Group of disabled adults takes on projects for those in need around Demorest

A group of developmentally disabled adults in Demorest is using its members' creativity to help others in their community overcome life's challenges.

November 25, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Union Baptist congregation has a long familial history that continues today

The Civil War had ended the previous year when parishioners from two Flowery Branch churches sat together and discussed the merging of their respective parishes.

November 24, 2012 | Lisa Laskey | Life top stories


Pick out, cut and care for a live Christmas tree

One of the best childhood memories I can remember was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Last chance to beef up turkey’s flavor

Traditionally the showpiece of the holiday meal, turkey tends to intimidate.

November 21, 2012 | By Susan M. Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Balloon tidbits before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tune-in

NEW YORK - One man's Elf on the Shelf is another's Kermit the Frog, but at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is room for both.The parade has to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser for the more than 3 million people who typically attend the event and the TV audience of 50 million. There are 86 years of history to honor while making a pitch to first-time fans.

November 20, 2012 | By Samantha Critchell Associated Press | Life top stories


Falcons reward students with room makeover

Josh Grindle didn't know what to think when his mother, Lori, picked him up early from school Tuesday.

November 19, 2012 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


School News Nov. 19

Josten representative Pat Cornelius presented Lakeview Academy yearbook faculty sponsor Brooke Burt and the 2011-12 yearbook staff with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award.

November 19, 2012 | | Life top stories


Local woman’s purse drive helps her deal with the loss of her father

There's a saying about a road paved with good intentions. But the road Janet Henry is on may be heaven sent.

November 18, 2012 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Life top stories


New center to exemplify social legacy of MLK Sr.

ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.His legacy is now being honored through a community center built to help other low-income people find a path out of poverty.

November 17, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker Associated Press | Life top stories


Are you fire ready?

Preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family can be as much of a holiday tradition as actually eating the food.

November 16, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Serve up a boxed beverage with your holiday dinner

Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not?

November 14, 2012 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Local students hear area veterans’ stories of battle

Kenneth McElreath knew his life was going to change forever as soon as he stepped into the bus heading to Fort Benning near Columbus.

November 12, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Navy trainee follows in wake of his merchant mariner grandfather

Nathaniel Simon grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories.

November 11, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


New church ministers to Hall’s impoverished

Angelo Velis smiled broadly Thursday night as he gestured toward a group of young adults and teens playing basketball on the courts at Myrtle Street Park in Gainesville.

November 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Downtown restaurants supply romantic meal for two

You've secured a date for Valentine's Day, but you have nowhere to go for dinner.

February 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 07, 2016 | | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club leader ushers new era

Decades of dedication and hard work have prepared Rose Johnson for this one role. And she's had some big shoes to fill - Faye Bush ...

February 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Women explore "IF" they could live like Jesus

For two days women around the world from all walks of life and all Christian denominations will ponder the same single question: What IF we ...

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


5 savvy ways to keep warm in winter (while saving energy)

As winter wears on, a few cheap and easy fixes can help keep homes warm while saving energy and money.

January 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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