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New short film mixes childhood fantasy and reality

As children, Luke Pilgrim and Brad Kennedy loved action, adventure and science-fiction films. In particular, a couple of their favorites were "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" directed by Steven Spielberg and "Goonies" with the story written by Spielberg.

July 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Big Bear Cafe to hit 80th anniversary July 15

On a Wednesday morning, traffic in and out of Big Bear Cafe is steady.

July 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Team Maggie raises money for women with cancer

Maggie Davis wanted to do it all. She dreamed of marrying and starting her own family.

July 11, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Hoschton man’s heart diagnosis was grim, but his wife’s diligence led to transplant

When she got the call in July of 2011, Cindy Fiorito dropped everything and boarded a plane for Boston.

July 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Life top stories


Meet the Minister: Michelle Rawdin from Antioch UMC

This series introduces one minister from every church and faith-based organization in the community each month.

July 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville’s Pat Bittinger keeps her garden eco-friendly

Pat Bittinger keeps busy any way she can.

July 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Randall Murray: Weird white wines to taste

I like weird white wines such as picpoul, gewurztraminer, viognier, petit manseng and albarino.

July 06, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Lakeview Academy grad to pursue acting career

Sam Dubin had a "sort of spark" in his first acting scene, but he did not decide to pursue it as a career until the fall of his senior year at Lakeview Academy.

July 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

July 03, 2016 | | Life top stories


Hundreds take part in 103-mile Paddle Georgia trip

Earlier this month, hundreds of people armed with their kayaks or canoes waded into the waters of the Conasauga and Oostanaula Rivers in North Georgia for a 103-mile journey.

July 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


West Hall Baptist Church conducts vacation Bible school at My Sister's Place

A group of six children gathered at My Sister's Place to learn about Jesus all week.

July 02, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Anderson's Sunflower Farm brightens up scenery in Cumming

When Dennis Anderson's father suggested planting sunflowers on the family farm, Anderson couldn't see a good reason.

June 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Carniceria Tapatia is more than a grocery store

When you walk into the Carniceria Tapatia off Browns Bridge Road, you can hear the music from a local Hispanic radio station play, setting in a relaxed mood.

June 28, 2016 | BY CHARLES OLSEN For The Times | Life top stories


Mayor's dog helps spread cheer at Auburn City Hall

Lila works hard for the city of Auburn.

June 27, 2016 | BY CHARLES PHELPS cphelps@barrowcountynews.com | Life top stories


University of North Georgia students tend to patients in Peru

A diligent team of seven college students took a week out of their summer break, boarded a plane, traveled more than 3,000 miles and landed on South American soil for one reason - to make a difference in the lives of nearly 600 Peruvian strangers.

June 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns Georgia tourism recognition

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been known to draw quite a crowd with its Cajun- and Asian-inspired dishes.

July 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


HealingStrong group offers new way to heal after cancer treatments

"Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence."

July 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

July 24, 2016 | | Life top stories


Cresswind resident Keith Guernsey walks his weight off

When Keith Guernsey met his wife, Susan, his life changed.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's new music director an experienced conductor

While Sam Marley may be relatively new to First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, he's not new to the choral music scene.

July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man's garden earns wildlife habitat certification

Standing in George Roshau's garden, a steady sound of birds can be heard happily chirping.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Smoothies and teas perfect for quenching thirst in the summer

Is there anything better than a light, refreshing salad or a sweet, tropical juice on a hot summer day?

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns top honors for hairstyling skills

Car crashes can be a blessing in disguise. At least, it was for Abigail Rodriguez.

July 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Spiders are best insect-control weapons in gardens

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control.

July 14, 2016 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


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