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Zumba dance moves convert easily to pool exercise

"I would never do this move on land," said Shannon Mooney, who was exercising next to me as we thrust our hips forward and back to the beat of the music blaring in the warm pool room Thursday night at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

June 02, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville native guided by God

At first glance, Mary Louise Clark appears to be an average resident of Gainesville. What can't be seen, however, is the 30 years she spent as missionary in Zimbabwe and the famine, sickness and civil war she endured.

June 01, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Motorcyclists ride for Christ

The roar of the engine, the wind in your hair, the feel of the leather grips on the handlebars and the word of Jesus Christ. One of these is not like the others, or is it?

May 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Redbud Project protects native species with nature preserve

Margaret Rasmussen did little to contain her excitement as she noticed a white milkweed in bloom.

May 30, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Vegans cakes contain no eggs or dairy

As the summer season and warmer temperatures creep in, residents head outdoors for cookouts. Traditional grilling foods include hamburgers and hot dogs accompanied by potato salad and desserts such as cookies, cakes and pies.

May 28, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


2 canines detect explosives for Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Police officers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall while others are short. Some have two legs while others have four.

May 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Gainesville man refurbishes World War II biplane

John Coe still looks up to the sky when he hears a plane pass overhead.

May 25, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Forgotten Civil War soldiers rediscovered

William "Bill" Bowers was always curious about his own Southern heritage.

May 25, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Local vets receive first DAR distinguished citizens award

National Defense Chairman Connie Tucker of the Col. William Candler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded the first two Distinguished Citizen Awards to Newman A. Jacobs, a former aviator with the U.S. Navy and retired U.S. Army Col. Bilton Vance.

May 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Two Indiana Lutheran churches unite under one name

GOSHEN, Ind. - A pair of Lutheran churches in Goshen are uniting under a new name but keeping their separate locations.

May 24, 2014 | ANGELLE BARBAZON The Elkhart Truth | Life top stories


American women makeover estate gardens

NEW YORK - Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change. The era from 1900 to 1930 in America was one of those times, thanks to several enterprising and unsung women.

May 23, 2014 | By Katherine Roth Associated Press | Life top stories


Prunes becoming popular

Wrinkles can be cool - if you're a prune.

May 21, 2014 | By Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee | Life top stories


Doctors: Protect your skin with sunscreen when outdoors

As families prepare to enjoy a day in the sun and at pools Saturday to kick off the three-day weekend, adults and children alike need to protect their skin from the dangerous UV rays and the damaging effects on the body.

May 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Students learn final high school lessons

After a year of uncertainty, local high school seniors are seeing their futures a bit more clearly.

May 19, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Hall County native is a Renaissance woman

Jane Hemmer carries several different business cards in her purse.

May 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Coupling cold ones with fall appetizers, entrees and desserts

While pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider snagged the title of most ubiquitous autumn drinks long ago, new players have entered the game, and they are playing for keeps.

October 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


History Center recounts tales about ghosts of Gainesville

For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.

October 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native finally takes on running challenge

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Know the risk factors, warning signs of a stroke

October 27, 2014 | BY Denise Boldea and Sonia Hunter For The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate connects with Chinese culture while in Asian country

When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.

October 26, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Georgia group aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING - Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

October 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Six tasks top your honey-do list for the fall

Change is in the air.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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