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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


'Magical Mr. McClure' impresses crowd with tricks

Before the age of 2, the game "got your nose" will leave young minds mystified with the simplest sleight of hand. As people grow older, their minds are not as easily fooled.

October 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Kicking balls, raising money and 'saving boobies'

On June 26, Ashley Williams' life changed.

October 18, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Market to fund missions at Gainesville FUMC

Members of Gainesville First United Methodist Church will depart today for Bolivia as part of a 16-person medical mission team. Church member Dr. Brennan Wood will lead the group.

October 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Life top stories


West Hall High School graduate bound for Broadway

No matter what it takes, Alex Hernandez is going to make it on Broadway.

October 12, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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Minister's Message: Redemption for our failings only found by seeking God’s grace

I'm sure your heart and soul are still reeling from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, as mine are. Yes, the events that unfolded ...

August 18, 2017 | Scott Hearn shearn@gfumc.com | Life top stories


Clermont church restoring its antique stained-glass windows

Sally Usher admittedly has a special place in her heart for the giant-sized, multicolor stained-glass windows at the historic chapel on the campus of Concord ...

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 20

August 17, 2017 | | Life top stories


Crevolyn Wiley: Back to school creates exciting, hectic moments

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids. I was the one who could hardly wait to get back to school ...

August 16, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Shelter dogs get to run free thanks to volunteer and her Pooch Pontoon

Tail whipping the air, Ruben was raring to go as the Pooch Pontoon beached on the sandy shore of a little island on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017 | | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Anchor children with deep roots of love, faith

Having kids is hard. Raising them is even tougher and even difficult at times. Raising children in the way they should go is demanding on ...

August 12, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin | Life top stories


Teen pianist Allie Heard debuts new album at Sunday concert

At 16, Allie Heard already has been playing the piano for nine years, and she's had four albums produced.

August 11, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


A chance find in antique shop draws out memories for Riverstreet band twins

On Feb. 6, 1983, the British band Badfinger was performing in Brassy's Night Club in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

August 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Christ's way teaches us not to retaliate with angry, vulgar words

There are some true gems of wisdom hidden in the New Testament Epistles. Consider the portrait of Christ painted in 1 Peter 2:22-23: "Christ ...

August 05, 2017 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Life top stories


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