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Church members seek 'authentic' faith

It's been nearly a year since St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Catholic Church on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville first opened its own doors after worshipping in borrowed locations for years.

March 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Dumpster diving allowed in Hall, but not Gainesville

My neighborhood has seen an increase in dumpster diving. Is there a city or county ordinance that prohibits the practice and makes it punishable if caught?

February 28, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Ask The Times

Officials make sure kids' car seats are safe and secure

Correctly installing a child car seat can be a confusing task. Complicated tether systems, adjustable parts and convertible booster seats are sometimes difficult to understand and often lead to misuse, which can put children in danger.

February 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

White oak sapling replaces historic tree at Fair Street School

Community leaders, school alumni, parents and hundreds of students attended the replacement planting of the historic oak tree Friday in front of Fair Street School in Gainesville.

February 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

Buzzworthy lessons about honey bees

Fresh honey right at your fingertips is a benefit of beekeeping, and many wanting to learn the skilled hobby will have a chance in Gainesville.

February 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Learn enlightenment by studying Buddhism

This world is home to many different religions and philosophic practices. And in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world, understanding our neighbor's religion, even on a very basic level, is becoming more and more important to live peaceably with them.

February 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Students give a life-saving gift

Last week at North Hall High School, students lined up and waited patiently for their turn to save a life.

February 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Rock Goodbye Angel gets a new home

Rock Goodbye Angel, a local nonprofit that supports families who have lost an infant, is opening the doors today to new offices.

February 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

Dental pros, students volunteer services for children who need care

More than 200 kids from Hall County and Gainesville schools took a trip to the dentist Friday.

February 07, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

Chinese acrobats descend onto city

Chinese acrobats will tumble into Gainesville next Thursday.

February 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Employers offer incentives to encourage a healthy workplace

In a growing effort to combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other "lifestyle diseases," more workplaces are offering wellness programs to promote healthy living among their employees.

February 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

February marks first anniversary of Citizen Alert System

February marks a year since Hall County implemented the Citizen Alert System.

February 03, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

Actor returns home to Gainesville for ‘this hour forward’

The last time Dahlonega's Ryan Conarro was on a local stage was in 1998. At the time, he was a student at North Hall High School and he performed with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance in "Our Town" and "West Side Story."

January 30, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Artist merges traditional cross-stitch with modern technology

"Sampler," an exhibit by Athens artist Didi Dunphy combining the traditional art of cross-stitch embroidery with mobile computing, is on display in the library of the University of North Georgia's Cumming Campus.

January 30, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Low temperatures, high spirits

The winter weather may be a catastrophe for some, but for many local residents it means a day away from work or school, playing in the snow.

January 29, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

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Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local

Spring season arrives at Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Painting of wildlife, rural life and surreal images as well as clay and bronze sculptures will adorn the walls and floor space for the spring exhibition at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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