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U-pick farms hit hard by rains

Most summer days, u-pick farms are well harvested by families and tourists looking for a freshly picked berry treat. This year, however, heavy rainfall has caused a few complications for farmers and pickers in the Hall County area.

August 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bison beef is the other red meat

A family road trip seven years ago to South Dakota and Nebraska resulted in an unexpected farming enterprise for Mary Farmer.

July 31, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Times reporter poses and stretches in exercise class

There was a time in my life when I considered myself something of a living-room yogi.

July 30, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Eagle Scout engineers the building of a playground

While most teenagers are preoccupied with school and sports, 17-year-old Cameron Drake spent three years raising funds and building a playground for his church to become an Eagle Scout.

July 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Veteran midwife fights back cancer, fear

For 20-plus years, Nivenann "Ann" Addison helped usher 4,000 new lives into the world as a trained midwife in North Georgia. Now, at age 62, she is fighting for her own life: The registered nurse certified in midwifery has stage 3 pancreatic cancer.

July 27, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Minister, wife deal with major transitions

Like a lot of young married couples, Tyler and Catie Smiley's lives are in the midst of a major transitional period.

July 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Crisp geometrics shape home decor

Quadrilaterals, cubes, polyhedrons ... sound like 10th-grade math class?

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Old-fashioned tradition of canning becomes an exact science

Canning is a time-honored kitchen tradition.

July 24, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Geologist a 'natural teacher' about nature

Twelve-year-old Jarred DeVito had two choices Saturday: Attend his sister's friend's birthday party or hike Amicalola Falls with his grandmother in Dawson County. Jarred chose to go on the hike and was glad he did.

July 23, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Ballet dancers experience boot camp-style training

Rhythmic pounding in time to the music reverberated off the floors and walls as 20 students performed a couple of jumps and turns Friday afternoon in a dance studio at Brenau Fitness Center.

July 22, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Kids build virtual worlds with math, geology

Aiming to engage middle and high school students through a popular world-building video game, "Minecraft Extravaganza" will be Thursday at North Hall Technology Center.

July 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Service animal becomes boy's best friend through special bond

Price, like a lot of 2-year-old dogs, has a friendly disposition.

July 21, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Singing surprise sent from heaven, husband

For years, Scott Cagle has been listening to his wife, Jennifer Cagle, sing in the choir and gospel music groups and wondering if other people would like her voice as much as he does.

July 20, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club grows more than vegetables

While most 16-year-old's slept late and did as they pleased this summer, Shanicka Stephens and her friends were growing and getting their hands dirty, literally.

July 19, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Children reap a harvest at Clarkesville Farmers Market

A few local farmers are working to harvest children's natural curiosity and help them learn more about fresh, local produce.

July 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Women explore "IF" they could live like Jesus

For two days women around the world from all walks of life and all Christian denominations will ponder the same single question: What IF we ...

January 30, 2016 | Kayla Canada | Life top stories


5 savvy ways to keep warm in winter (while saving energy)

As winter wears on, a few cheap and easy fixes can help keep homes warm while saving energy and money.

January 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


High school students get hands-on experience in the kitchen

Since he was 15 years old, Chris Mitas has worked in the food industry.

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


Wedding videographer brings traditional, original elements to screen

Will Watkins describes himself as more of a storyteller than a wedding videographer.

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


Pets of the Week

January 24, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jonathan Jackson can carry a tune and a gun

What we do doesn't define us, except when it does. If anybody knows this, it's Jonathan Jackson.

January 23, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


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