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Rooted in history: Chattahoochee United Methodist dates back to 1860s

Across the Chattahoochee River, just north of Helen and near a flea market and tube rental businesses, stands a church that has been in that area since 1860, long before any of the attractions of Helen existed. Chattahoochee United Methodist Church, sitting on the edge of Scorpion Hollow, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

May 28, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Short on life, long on beauty

If there ever was a botanical workhorse, the daylily just might be it.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Sauce is boss when it comes to cue

When it comes to barbecue sauce, these days there's something on the market to satisfy even the most discriminating tastebuds.

May 25, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau Academy’s graduation leaves mixed feelings of nostalgia

On Saturday, amid the bright red roses and flowing white gowns, a tide of emotion flowed among Brenau Academy graduates, old and new.

May 24, 2011 | By Emily Perry For The Times | Life top stories


Oakwood woman helps promote the Georgia Meth Project at local schools

Many parents warn their children of the ills of drug use, but Sandy Howington-Graham wasn't content with just steering her own kids away from drugs.

May 23, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Flowery Branch retriever makes a name in AKC competitions

The Atlanta Falcons aren't the only world-class athletes who make their home in Flowery Branch; so does Terri Everline's dog, Tag.

May 22, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Riverbend Baptist Church takes Jesus’ command to witness seriously

While the leadership of Riverbend Baptist Church takes all of the Bible's teachings to heart, they are especially mindful of the scriptures that call followers to the mission field.

May 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


They look nice; they taste even better

When it comes to landscaping your property, the city of Gainesville has discovered that trees and shrubs can do more than look pretty. They also can be edible.

May 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Southern cornbread is no place for sugar

A gentle rumbling in the food world has finally reached an undeniable roar. Cornbread with or without sugar, that is the official question.

May 18, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Around the Home: How healthy is your refrigerator? Some tips for storing foods

Some people have more to hide in their refrigerators than in their closets. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we're encouraging you to get over it.

May 18, 2011 | Debbie Wilburn | Life top stories


Bike parts become life changers

Shiny wheels, bright tassels, a basket or a bell.

May 17, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville teen’s original play selected for national performance at festival

Pretty soon, Issac "I.B." Hopkins will have accomplished something that some people twice his age have only dreamed about.

May 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


North Hall woman connects with Civil War ancestor through letter

For many Southerners, not just soldiers, the closing days of the Civil War were terrifying, with the Union army marching their way.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


‘Wild woman’ finds spiritual home

Sallee Wade is a wild woman. And for her, that is a good thing.

May 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Girl Scouts get hands-on gardening lessons

Girl Scout Troop 10815 members are more than willing to do what they have to do to earn their merit badges, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.

May 13, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Christian, Muslim discover common ground at forum

University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Antioch UMC reminisces over its history

"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gardens on Green teaches 'miracles'

Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.

September 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Father and son hike to the mountaintop

FORSYTH COUNTY - Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing about his father's adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

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


Experts offer advice on combating fall allergies and flu

For some, fall means scarves, boots, football and pumpkin spice and everything nice. It's a reason to celebrate.

September 15, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman casts her dragnet into Amelia Earhart's mystery

Before she became America's aviator, Amelia Mary Earhart was just a Midwestern tomboy who thought of planes as nothing more than jumbles of "rusty wire and wood." Then, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and instantly became a household name.

September 14, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


In His Name reaches out to apartment complex communities

Jon Huebner wanted to help.

September 13, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Women to stand strong at DIVINE conference

Hundreds of women together are set to share their laughter, tears, problems and solutions while listening to life-changing messages in one week's time.

September 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Sellers, give every room a role

Many of us have one room in the house that doesn't really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we're not sure what to do with.

September 12, 2014 | By KIM COOK Associated Press | Life top stories


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Art helps Lula man find his purpose

Larry Ledford hurt. His shoulder pained him with every move.

September 09, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Gainesville couple bitten by the travel bug sets the globe as their itinerary

Name a place, and odds are Wolfgang Hartert has visited it.

September 07, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Area churches combine styles to draw worshipers

If a pastor wants more people in the pews, then it might be time to try the new tools of the trade: an electric guitar and a drum set.

September 06, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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