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4 homes and still growing

Surrounded by new subdivisions, Mount Salem Baptist Church is a piece of old Flowery Branch located on Mount Salem Circle.

November 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Hickory Grove builds on a diverse past

The history of Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located along Ga. 115 between Murrayville and Dahlonega, dates back 138 years.

October 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | 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


First Baptist beginnings unclear, but presence now unmistakable

The First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is one of the oldest continuous churches in Gainesville. First organized in 1838, little is known about the early days of the church because there were no written records.

September 03, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


40 acres of worship

In 1830, a group of 10 men donated $1 each for the purchase of 40 acres of land that would become Lumpkin Campground in Dawson County.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Congregation at Nacoochee Presbyterian still growing

Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, just off Ga. 255 in the center of the White County community of Sautee, was originally founded in 1870 by Capt. James Nichols. Nichols moved his from family Milledgeville to the Sautee area after the Civil War.

June 25, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Rooted in history: Chattahoochee United Methodist dates back to 1860s

Across the Chattahoochee River, just north of Helen and near a flea market and tube rental businesses, stands a church that has been in that area since 1860, long before any of the attractions of Helen existed. Chattahoochee United Methodist Church, sitting on the edge of Scorpion Hollow, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

May 28, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Summit Street church still growing and giving

Nestled among the small houses between Summit and Hunter streets in the Fair Street neighborhood of Gainesville stands St. Paul United Methodist Church.

March 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


From ashes to ascension: Church rises to rebuild its presence

Early on June 4, 2000, the Rev. Fulton Boswell and a few members of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church watched as the sanctuary was gutted by fire. The cause was arson, and no one was ever arrested. Later that day, the congregation gathered under a tent for the regular Sunday service.

February 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


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