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Gainesville woman’s art, nonprofit offer tangible support to cancer patients

A Hartwell woman driving to Gainesville four times a week for medical treatment scrapes up enough money for gas for the trips.

September 20, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Fifty shades of Gradin

Seated cross-legged on the floor wearing a black tank top, painted-splattered blue jean overalls and black shoes peppered with speckles of even more paint, Fox Gradin carefully swipes her brush across the frame of a small doghouse at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville.

September 13, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Two elderly sisters support each other in Chicopee

Many seniors ages 80 and older are relegated to living in assisted-living housing or nursing homes because they are unable to care for themselves any longer, or at least need some help with everyday chores.

August 23, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Gainesville man finds purpose traveling the globe

Like many high school graduates, Reed Partrick did not know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 2012 North Hall High School graduate knew he wanted to go to college eventually, but "wasn't sure what I wanted to study."

August 16, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Farmers markets to open throughout region

As the weather warms up, fruits and vegetables poke out of the ground, pop off the vine and burst out of the bushes, which leads to the reopening of farmers markets across the Northeast Georgia territory.

April 30, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Get Out top stories

Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Couple carves out haunted homestead on lawn

From the view from their kitchen looking out on the front yard, Charles and Sharon Holcomb watched as a Hall County Sheriff's patrol car cruised slowly past their house last fall. The married couple nervously wondered if the deputy's next move would be to knock on their front door, telling them to move the tractor from their front yard.

October 31, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local

The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local

Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Grow a glorious fall garden

As autumn official officially arrives Monday, the Hall County Master Gardeners plan to mark the event the following weekend with its annual Fall Garden Expo.

September 18, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Get Out top stories

Atheist, minister discuss viewpoints at downtown bar

A Baptist minister and a proclaimed atheist walk into a bar for an open dialogue about religion.

August 16, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Father of two sons ensures bonding time with his boys

Gage Pacesky jumped from picnic table to picnic table and said in a clear, loud voice "Dad, watch this!" His father, Justin Pacesky eyed his oldest son and shot him a look of warning. Nestled in the crook of his arm was his newborn son, Spencer. Justin Pacesky quickly responded, "Let's not do that."

June 15, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

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

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

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Hardman Farm full of history

Cindy Randolph leaned forward conspiratorially from her chair on her back porch with a twinkle in her eye and a quick smile.

October 04, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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