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Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office

Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Retirement beckons Forsyth Extension agent

CUMMING - Stephen Garton was busy packing up books and posters about horticulture and wildlife last week.

March 16, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories

Food pantry feeds families, changes lives

A small group of people quietly slipped inside the door of the warehouse and waited in line next to shelves of bread Monday evening.

March 15, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Enjoy some Irish eyes this St. Patrick's Day

Until I moved to Chicago, St. Patrick's Day wasn't a big event for me. But that first year, I was stunned by the sight of what locals took for granted - a boat slowly traveling the Chicago River depositing a rich green dye into the water. It was amazing to see the water turn emerald.

March 12, 2014 | By Elizabeth Karmel Associated Press | Life top stories

Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories

Teacher turns boys into men with the 'Gents Club'

Nathaniel Shelton has a knack for helping young people find their talents.

March 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Christians practice Lenten traditions

Growing up in the United Methodist church, Nancy Page always knew about Lent but rarely observed the reflective Christian season. Her sister, on the other hand, always participated in a unique way.

March 08, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Mural on Main Street depicts Venetian setting

The artists stooped, stretched and sat along the wall as they carefully mixed paint colors and filled in details of a Venetian canal.

March 07, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Not eating meat during Lent can lead to fish on Fridays

Many faithful Catholics find eating fish is good for the soul as well as the body.

March 05, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Protect your financial information

Kathy and Hugh Bond got an unexpected call from their bank in November. It appears while the couple was spending time in Atlanta, Hugh Bond's debit card made a purchase in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 04, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Middle schoolers test their technological skills

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Life top stories

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

Football coaches take on a Hail Mary mission to Portugal

Many a prayer has been offered up under the brilliance of stadium lights on Friday nights.

March 02, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

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Cleveland chain saw sculptor immortalizes beloved Gainesville attorney with wooden statue

Small chips of wood flew through the air as the buzz of a chain saw could be heard on a cool fall morning in Cumming.

October 27, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Tailgate recipes to cheer about no matter the score of the game

When it comes to food this football season, whether you're tailgating, watching the game at home or out with friends, finger foods are the ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn and Janet Patton | Life top stories

Trunk tricks transform your car into Halloween fun

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer life ...

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gardens on Green helps grow minds

The sound of children talking and playing echoes through Gardens on Green on Tuesday mornings during fall and spring.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Sweetly Baked owner crafts creative cakes for all occasions

Brittney Grant found her calling in cakes.

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

Some say ghost haunts Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University

There is a legend of a woman who haunts the historic Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University.

October 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

75-year-old Gainesville couple drives across country in Honda CRV

From sea to shining sea, all in a Honda CRV.

October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 16, 2016 | | Life top stories

Lanier Christian Church's minister marks 40 years with Gainesville congregation

Forty years ago, David Simpson was a 20-year-old attending Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), when he was chosen to lead Lanier Christian Church.

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

How to decorate your apartment or house for Halloween

Decorating your home for the spooky season doesn't have to put a dent in the Halloween candy budget, according to two area women.

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


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