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ProCare Rx employees are working with their dogs

Every dog has its day, but only some spend that day at work.

June 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Two Northeast Georgia women walk off the weight

In a world full of "get thin quick" schemes and extreme weight-loss programs, a course offered through Forsyth County Extension Office is aiming to promote healthy living and reasonable weight management.

June 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Fathers, sons play in park for a fun-raiser

Father's Day is time to pause and appreciate dads everywhere, and Carry On Youth Inc. aims to do that Saturday with a Father's Day Fun-raiser at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

June 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Renaissance woman flew high in the skies in the 1930s

"Well, I was always eager to learn something new," the 103-year-old woman said without further explanation.

June 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Amigos for Christ in it 'for the long haul' in Nicaragua

Above the front door a small office on a backstreet in Buford simply says "Amigos for Christ."

June 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Dragons invade Lake Lanier

Nine boats containing 20 paddlers, one steersman and one drummer working in harmony will pepper the lakeshore this weekend as the first locally sponsored dragon boat race launches in Gainesville.

June 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out 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


Alcohol sales remain divisive in Clermont

Few issues are as divisive to the residents of Clermont as alcohol sales.

May 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


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


Forgotten Civil War soldiers rediscovered

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

May 25, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Mary Mother inspires grotto at Dawsonville church

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.

May 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Well-Red character promotes reading on Celebrate Literacy Day

A favorite character from literature came to life for more than 600 prekindergarten students who received books and a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog on Friday as part of The United Way of Hall County's Celebrate Literacy Day.

May 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Ducks run amok on lake

This Saturday, thousands of rubber ducks will make a stop at Lake Lanier for the 16th annual Rubber Duck Derby on their way north for the summer.

May 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Independent Italian teen travels to United States for exchange program

When most people think of study abroad programs, they think of spending a few months studying a second language in a foreign country in college. Few consider committing to live with a host family for 10 months. Fewer still consider doing it while in high school.

May 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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