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Two Up Across America: A motorcycle adventure part 1

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

September 25, 2011 | | Life top stories


Artist’s battle with cancer motivates him to embrace life

Painting and drawing come as naturally to Abraham G. Egziaber as swimming to a fish.

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


Primitive homeplace: High Shoals Baptist carries on long traditions

Two miles past the Amicalola Falls State Park cabins and down a narrow dirt road is High Shoals Baptist Church.

September 24, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Hall master gardeners’ fall expo this weekend

If you have been looking for just the right thing to add to your landscaping, chances are you'll be able to find it this weekend at the eighth annual Hall County Master Gardener's Fall Garden Expo.

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


New year, new recipes

You may not think of Jewish cooking as trendsetting, but truth is it has been focused on seasonal recipes sporting local ingredients since long before farmers markets became the darling of the foodie scene. And the Jewish New Year meal, served at Rosh Hashana, is a perfect example of this unintended hipness.

September 21, 2011 | By Jim Romanoff Associated Press | Life top stories


Times reporter gives her account of being a model for a day

I was never a "Barbie" girl. They were too small, and trying to put on their tiny clothes only frustrated me and my clumsy fingers.

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


Northeast Georgia History Center holding a college fair

Typically, people visit the Northeast Georgia History Center to learn about the past, but on Sunday, visitors will be able to learn more about their futures.

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


Gainesville resident heads to Ireland to perfect her art

When many artists get ready to work on a new piece, they pull out their brushes and apply paint to canvas.

September 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch church goes to interactive sermon

Not many things are the same as they were 30 years ago. Cars are built differently, clothing styles have changed and nowadays even churches are changing how they reach out to worshippers.

September 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gardens on Green tilling up nuggets of wisdom for your fall vegetables

Although some folks may not think about the cooler months being an opportune time to garden, local experts are proving there's never a bad time to grow your own vegetables.

September 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Cooler weather means it is time to start thinking about stews, soups and chowders

For many folks, summer technically ended on Labor Day, but the first day of fall is still more than a week away.

September 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Drexler fashions her own line of accessories from cast-off items

Boxes of odds and ends like old maps and doll-house miniatures would be disregarded as junk to most folks.

September 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Waiting in the Wings

Volunteers with the Theatre Wings organization are doing their best to help area college students close the curtain on homesickness.

September 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville native helped protect 3 presidents while in Secret Service

There are people who are overwhelmed by tragedies. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to rise above the misery of it all.

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


A journey of faith

Here in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I am the little Jewish girl, safely exotic around Hanukkah and appropriately confused around Lent.

September 10, 2011 | By Rachel Glazer For The Times | Life top stories


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Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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