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Two are teams place in Odyssey of Mind contest

Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.

June 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Gainesville girl on a medical mission

Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.

June 15, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Area home's backyard deemed a ‘hidden jewel’

From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.

June 14, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Moonshiner makes his final batch

After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.

June 12, 2013 | David Renner Times regional staff | Life top stories

U.S. flag is a symbol of a nation

Two hundred years ago this summer, Maj. George Armistead commissioned a flag maker by the name of Mary Young Pickersgill in Baltimore, Md., to sew two flags for Fort McHenry at Baltimore Harbor. One of them would be 30 feet by 42 feet, large enough the British could see it from a long distance across the water as it loomed over the star-shaped fort.

June 11, 2013 | Lynda A. Holmes For The Times | Life top stories

Artifacts found in North Georgia cornfield

On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.

June 09, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Mormon church sees boost in female students

Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.

June 08, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Staking tomatoes brings benefits, responsibilities

A month from now, don't say I didn't warn you.

June 07, 2013 | By Lee Reich Associated Press | Life top stories

Hall County woman wins recipe contest with last-minute egg dish

While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.

June 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Retired band conductor celebrates 90th birthday

The Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band recently surprised one of its longest standing members with a birthday celebration.

June 04, 2013 | By Crystal Ledford | Life top stories

Marty Owens takes an unplanned journey

Editor's Note: This is the first in the "Georgia Original" series of stories spotlighting area residents who have contributed to the betterment of Hall County through their community works. In this series, The Times will highlight one person each month.

June 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Singing and songwriting

Most clergy describe their entry into the Christian ministry as a calling. For The Highlands United Methodist Church youth minister Kyle Jones, he got a call on two separate occasions to praise God through song.

June 01, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Creating a comfortable work zone

When you consider the fact that The Times newsroom was once a parking deck, it's really not so bad.

May 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Mac, cheese and pork combined in casserole compilation

Casseroles have never really had much of a place in my culinary repertoire. It's a time thing mostly. I'd rather sear something off in a few minutes than stand around while it slowly bakes.

May 29, 2013 | By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press | Life top stories

Rhythm not required: Times reporter tries out latest exercise craze

For the past few years, I've been listening to some of the more fit people I know rave about the Latin dance-inspired workout, Zumba.

May 28, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Tailgate recipes to cheer about no matter the score of the game

When it comes to food this football season, whether you're tailgating, watching the game at home or out with friends, finger foods are the ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn and Janet Patton | Life top stories

Trunk tricks transform your car into Halloween fun

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

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

Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 16, 2016 | | Life top stories

Lanier Christian Church's minister marks 40 years with Gainesville congregation

Forty years ago, David Simpson was a 20-year-old attending Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), when he was chosen to lead Lanier Christian Church.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

How to decorate your apartment or house for Halloween

Decorating your home for the spooky season doesn't have to put a dent in the Halloween candy budget, according to two area women.

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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