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Alpha Chi Omega marks its 100th anniversary of supporting arts, women’s causes at Brenau

In 1885, Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in Indiana. A few decades later, the sorority would catch on in Gainesville.

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


Showing the English a touch of the South

Our three-week stay in the storybook village of Edale, England, made a lasting impression upon my wife Jenny and I.

December 04, 2011 | | Life top stories


Religious debate starts a conversation between believers and nonbelievers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 75 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians.

December 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Local residents help decorate state mansion for Christmas

If you've always wanted to take a tour of the Georgia Governor's Mansion when it was all dolled up for the holidays, this year you may have even more of an incentive to do so.

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


Braselton resident shares father’s love of cooking in Relay for Life cookbook

Some of the more cherished moments Kim Bauman shared with her father involved food.

November 29, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Brenau radio host brings big names to Gainesville airwaves

Paul Leslie has a weakness for good music and meaningful conversations.

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


4 homes and still growing

Surrounded by new subdivisions, Mount Salem Baptist Church is a piece of old Flowery Branch located on Mount Salem Circle.

November 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Spending savvy for the holidays

The day that shopping enthusiasts look forward to each year - Black Friday - is here.

November 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Spice up holiday leftovers and keep the yum coming

Sure Thanksgiving is still a day away, but it's never to early to start brainstorming ideas about what to do with your leftovers.

November 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Around the Home: Handle the leftover bird with care

The aroma of a turkey baking in my oven brings back memories of wonderful family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

November 23, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Life top stories


Health fair benefits NGCSU nursing students and participants

Sometimes putting down the textbooks and stepping outside of the classroom can be just what the doctor ordered. Especially for students in fields like nursing, where hands-on experience can make or break a career.

November 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville State student inspires map for the blind

Like most students, Efren Chavez was looking for an easy A when he chose to take geology this semester.

November 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lakeview students cook up a hardy holiday stew for Colonial life lesson

They may have been dressed in modern clothes, but a group of Lakeview Academy students recently got a taste of Colonial life.

November 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Under the Bridge Ministry hands out food in Gainesville

Although the holiday season is associated with dishes overflowing with food, there are many families in this community who struggle to come up with the basics, much less a bountiful display.

November 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Super easy craft projects can dress up holiday tables

Don't toss that cardboard toilet paper tube. Do-it-yourself entertainers know that tubes, wine corks and other types of trash are building blocks for great holiday crafts. So are fallen leaves, pine cones and leftover wrapping paper.

November 18, 2011 | By Diane Toroian Keaggy St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


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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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