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Around the Home: Shop smart to eat smart

Becoming a savvy food shopper is a worthy goal for anyone who shops for nutritious food these days. Finding the best, most nutritious foods while faced with rising prices is a challenge for all of us.

October 12, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Life top stories


Oakwood artisan finds joy in crafting cute toppers for tabbies

Dr. Seuss may have written about cats in hats, but Amalia S. Davidson has taken the concept a step further.

October 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


West Hall flag corps’ seniors carry on school tradition for a final season

Since the beginning of the band program at West Hall High School in 1988, the Flagettes have taken to the field during halftime alongside the instrument-playing members of the Band of Silver.

October 10, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


A survivor's tale: How Mandy Smith Nix beat breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where ever-present swatches of pink, seen everywhere from suit lapels to pro football uniforms, serve as a reminder of the disease.

October 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Two Up Across America: Western vistas colored with history, culture

Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

October 09, 2011 | | Life top stories


Project Hope puts church members to work serving community needs

The Chattahoochee Baptist Association is proving there really is power in numbers.

October 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Got a craving to carve? Preserve your pumpkins for the spooky season

In case you haven't paid much attention to the displays outside most grocery stores and many other retail outlets, it's pumpkin season.

October 07, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Smooth operators: Clermont dairy opens own creamery

Since cloning miniature versions of their Holsteins wasn't an option, Scott and Jennifer Glover found another way to get milk with that fresh "squeezed" taste to their customers all over Hall County.

October 05, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Restoration work continues on old Jackson courthouse

October 03, 2011 | | Life top stories


Going buggy at North Hall Middle School

Most people can agree that bugs have their place - outside and away from food.

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


Splash of fall color on the way soon in NE Georgia

During the summer, visitors flock to North Georgia to splash about in Lake Lanier.

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


Two Up Across America: A motorcycle adventure part 2

Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series chronicling a trip Bill Rezak made across the U.S. on a motorcycle.

October 02, 2011 | | Life top stories


New church is ministering in the marketplace

The members of Revolution Church aren't concerned with keeping up traditional appearances.

October 01, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Don’t neglect your indoor garden

Outdoor gardening may not be your thing, but that doesn't mean you can't have a lush oasis of greenery inside your home.

September 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Colored snack makes waves in Gainesville, supports breast cancer research

Generally, a tortilla chip is just a means for transporting tasty dips and other toppings to your mouth.

September 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Adams Barber Shop maintains old-time tradition

As a 3-year-old boy, Kevin McIntyre toddled into the Adams Barber Shop with his father for his very first haircut.

April 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


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

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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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