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Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through school program

Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.

March 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville native competes in desert races, inspired by nephew who has epilepsy

Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.

March 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Local churches return to Christianity’s roots by reaching out via social media

As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.

March 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Heirloom seed project grows with community input

A University of North Georgia research project that started with just a simple idea of collecting heirloom seeds from the surrounding communities, has grown far beyond the scope originally intended.

March 15, 2013 | For The Times | Life top stories


Guinness, it's not just for drinking

On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston's Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick's Day - an official holiday in Bean Town - and they'll plow thorough 55 kegs.

March 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Gainesville artist teaches Haitians to ‘paint’ mural using recycled trash

When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.

March 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Regional forestry supervisor taught, and lived, fire safety

For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.

March 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Carrying love on their backs

If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.

March 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Master Gardeners show how air layer process generates new camellias

When Melanie Clark, a Hall County Master Gardener, moved from her home in Gainesville to North Hall, she packed her belongings but had to leave her 15 beautiful camellias behind.

March 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Gainesville resident gets movie deal, walks the red carpet all in same ‘surreal’ weekend

When Gainesville resident Steve Siebold was invited to go to the Oscars with an Academy Award-winning director, he just thought it was a unique opportunity to see some of the Hollywood elite up close.

March 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


GHS robotics team heads to California for competition

Three Gainesville High School students sit around a table discussing yet another way to build the robot they hope will make them world champs.

March 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Georgia Mountain Players reflect on fond memories

After 21 years in the footlights, the Georgia Mountain Players are winding down their final season with three last plays.

March 03, 2013 | By D. Kelley Hudgins For The Times | Life top stories


St. Francis of Assisi makes, installs stained glass windows

For hundreds of years, the stained glass windows of churches around the world have served as storytellers to the people who worship inside.

March 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Duct cleaning gives some homeowners peace of mind

John Santos of Los Angeles wants his home to be a healthy gathering place for family and friends, some of whom are recovering from major illness. As part of his effort, he recently had his home's ductwork professionally cleaned.

March 01, 2013 | From staff. wire reports | Life top stories


Quick, easy and tasty: Recipes to rescue a tired home cook

PARIS - The funny thing about being a food writer and cookbook author is that people think since I'm in the kitchen all day long, dinner must be a snap.

February 27, 2013 | By Ellise Pierce Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Life top stories


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Cresswind resident Keith Guernsey walks his weight off

When Keith Guernsey met his wife, Susan, his life changed.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's new music director an experienced conductor

While Sam Marley may be relatively new to First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, he's not new to the choral music scene.

July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man's garden earns wildlife habitat certification

Standing in George Roshau's garden, a steady sound of birds can be heard happily chirping.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Smoothies and teas perfect for quenching thirst in the summer

Is there anything better than a light, refreshing salad or a sweet, tropical juice on a hot summer day?

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns top honors for hairstyling skills

Car crashes can be a blessing in disguise. At least, it was for Abigail Rodriguez.

July 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New short film mixes childhood fantasy and reality

As children, Luke Pilgrim and Brad Kennedy loved action, adventure and science-fiction films. In particular, a couple of their favorites were "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ...

July 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Spiders are best insect-control weapons in gardens

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control.

July 14, 2016 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Big Bear Cafe to hit 80th anniversary July 15

On a Wednesday morning, traffic in and out of Big Bear Cafe is steady.

July 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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