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Fire chief credits boys club for path to dream job

At a young age, Jerome Yarbrough had to make a choice. He could indulge in delinquent acts and continue in his "curiosity" as a boy and head down the "left" path. Or he could travel on a higher road on the "right" path and become a successful person.

November 14, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Operation Christmas Child delivers toy-filled shoeboxes

Most families around the holidays can't live without several things: A turkey dinner with their loved ones; traditions such as Elf on the Shelf or last-minute shopping; dolled-up family photos; or Christmas cookies with hot chocolate and apple cider to wash them down.

November 13, 2015 | BY REBECCA BRAUN rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Lula shop offers flower arrangements, sweet treats

"Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope."

November 13, 2015 | SANDRA WARWICK For The Times | Life top stories


Your guide to authentic tacos at Taqueria El Antojito

Editor's note: High school intern Charles Olsen can often be found in The Times conference room telling the other high school interns about the best food on Atlanta Highway. Here, he's sharing those tips with you as well. Olsen is a Johnson High School student whose mother was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the United States in the 1990s. Check out Olsen's and the other interns' work at www.gainesvilletimes.com/youngedge.

November 10, 2015 | By Charles Olsen colsen@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Veterans receive red, white, blue quilts from local group

As people poured through the doors of Central Baptist Church on Sunday for the 11 a.m. service, it was hard not to notice the two empty rows in front.

November 10, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Teen fighting cancer meets pope, starts nonprofit charity

Standing among hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, 17-year-old Gino Vizzi was "awe struck" as Pope Francis descended the steps of St. Peter's Basilica and headed straight for him.

November 08, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville woman to spread Gospel on The World Race

Unworthy, unloved, rejected, depressed and inadequate. Each emotion has plagued Faith Silva at one point or other in her 21 years of life.

November 07, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Flowery Branch graduate transforms into powerlifter

Looking into the mirror wasn't always easy for Leanna Carr.

November 03, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Buford man competes in Ironman World Championship

Michael King isn't sure what's next for him, but he knows he's taking a break.

November 02, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Father Robert ‘Bob’ Fessler fills in as a substitute servant

Father Robert "Bob" Fessler started and ended his career in the same way.

November 02, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Hall County families transform houses into haunted sights

2 Flowery Branch families transform garage into haunted house

October 30, 2015 | BY Amy McDonald, Kayla Canada and Rebecca Braun The Times | Life top stories


Gainesville girl catches top baton title at age 12

Anna Mitchell Ralston is just like your average 12-year-old, except for one little thing. She's one of the best baton twirlers in the nation.

October 27, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


With a new heart and cancer-free, man returns to college, works with transplant recipients

After a heart transplant followed by a bout with lymphoma, Shaw Carter and his pharmacist have a relationship like one you would have with your barber or bartender.

October 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Compassion Experience to show lives of third-world children

The definition of the word "poor" varies depending on the country. Poor to some Americans might mean not being able to afford an iPhone while poor to some in foreign countries might mean not having food or water for days.

October 24, 2015 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


Nichols brothers feed masses with 2 restaurants

When you're Alan and Craig Nichols, catering to hungry customers runs in the family.

October 20, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Antebellum named one of top 100 restaurants in country by Opentable.com

When Larry Lokey goes to Antebellum, he knows he will receive a meal he loves.

January 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


14 ways to work out at your desk at work

It seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, and time to exercise often gets put on the chopping ...

January 16, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man takes solo motorcycle trip to Alaska

While filling up his motorcycle at a gas station in Canada, Gainesville resident David Waldrip became aware of the sound of thunder filling the sunny ...

January 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 15, 2017 | | Life top stories


Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church to build new sanctuary

When Harvey Young first came to Cross Plain Missionary Baptist Church as a child, he arrived by mule and wagon.

January 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


The history behind Mellow Mushroom's Green Street home

Driving down Green Street is a trip through the history of Gainesville.

January 13, 2017 | By Emily Williams For The Times | Life top stories


Randall Murray: The world of wine

As I prowl the swamp that is the internet, I stumble on the occasional odd but interesting fact about the world of wine.

January 11, 2017 | Randall Murray | Life top stories


Art Colony Georgia owner, four-time breast cancer survivor doesn’t let challenges slow her down

Sara Oakley finds beauty around her. Whether it's a scenic landscape or a captivating person, Oakley's art sets her free.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 08, 2017 | | Life top stories


St. Paul UMC associate minister builds strength in gym and the community

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

January 07, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia Locally Grown offers healthy options during winter season

Eating farm-fresh foods is easy during warmer months, but it's not impossible when temperatures drop thanks to one local agency.

January 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Straight Street Revolution Ministries helps rescue women working in the sex trade industry

A woman from a good home with a supportive family had one bad relationship with a man and found herself working in the sex trade ...

December 11, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories


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