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Run raises money for Camp Hope

For the last four decades, the Chattahoochee Baptist Association has made sure underprivileged Hall County students get the opportunity to experience what a lot of kids take for granted - summer camp. The camp, called Camp Hope, is held at the Georgia Baptist Assembly in Toccoa.

March 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Gainesville student lends a hand to enhance life for disabled children everywhere

Although he’s a junior in college, Gainesville native Zack Agerton still smiles when he thinks back to his days as a kid away at summer camp.

March 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Hall County students get lessons in horticulture from master gardeners

Two years after local gardeners planted the seed of establishing the Gardens on Green, the fruits of their labor continue to pay off.

March 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


From tragedy comes a fresh calling

As a runner on her high school's cross country team, Vanessa Hurtado was used to pushing herself to the limits to outmaneuver her opponents.

March 27, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Summit Street church still growing and giving

Nestled among the small houses between Summit and Hunter streets in the Fair Street neighborhood of Gainesville stands St. Paul United Methodist Church.

March 26, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Grow your own plant food

When it comes to going "green," many people do so by reducing, reusing and recycling their household paper, plastic and glass products.

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


Get creative with crepes

Spring's arrival means more than a landscape punctuated with a rainbow of flowering buds - it also means gardens overflowing with a cornucopia of fruits and berries.

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


Gainesville woman finds her place in roller derby

By day, Dana Ellis is a soft-spoken paramedic, but at night she becomes a fearless, jammer blocking, hip-checking skater better known as Slick Kitty.

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


A golden service

Laura Martin may only be a high school student, but she's already left a lasting legacy at Challenged Child and Friends.

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


Fun is hard work

Believe it or not, there was a time in society when people - especially children and teenagers - went outside to play and interact with their friends.

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


Missions with a green message

Throughout history, the way missionaries spread Christianity has changed as the world and cultural dynamics have advanced.

March 19, 2011 | By Ashley Bates For The Times | Life top stories


Garden enthusiasts learn about fine foliage

JEFFERSON - Garden enthusiasts couldn't have asked for a better weekend to search for their next pet project.

March 17, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Life top stories


Find a pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day

If wearing your "Kiss Me I'm Irish" T-shirt isn't enough to get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, maybe you want to set the mood from the inside out by sampling some traditional Irish eats.

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


Silent Partners making some noise

Members of Silent Partners for Kids have taken a unique approach to fulfilling the group's mission.

March 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Songwriters teach their craft to students in First Verse program

If music hath charms, then it's certainly working its magic at Chestatee Middle School.

March 14, 2011 | BY EMILY PERRY For The Times | Life top stories


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Adults on a mission to serve

Rebekah Ryan stood outside a Guatemalan AIDS hospital with some trepidation in July. The Hall County native wasn't afraid to admit what was on her mind.

August 31, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Young missionaries trek around the globe

It took longer than the famous 180 days, but around the world they went.

August 31, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Church facilitates a 'dream' expansion

Gainesville First United Methodist Church believes "children and youth are first."

August 30, 2014 | KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Residents welcome feathery friends with feeders and houses

With fall fast approaching, the nation's bird watchers are listening for chirps, calls and the flutter of fast-flying wings.

August 29, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms wins the homemade ice cream challenge

Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.

August 27, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Family adopts German shepherd, treats rare condition

NORTH FORSYTH - To see Lucy-Blue today, one would never know what the 4-year-old German shepherd mix has been through.

August 26, 2014 | CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Life top stories


Fans show off school spirit with fashion

Fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about football season, but fans can express their school spirit many different ways outside of shouting down the referee.

August 25, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Female inmates break free with music

With a pick and some plucks, Wendy Fortner soared above her surroundings, figuratively speaking.

August 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Master Gardener maintains her father's living legacy

Deer were here, nibbling on the lilies, hitting up the hydrangeas and binging on the blueberries, only to leave a bare bush behind.

August 22, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Healthy, easy entree for school lunch

If all the commercials on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon are to be believed, children nowadays can survive on gogurt, Kraft mac-n-cheese and pop tarts alone.

August 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Life on the farm easier without an air conditioner

David White doesn't mind technology. He just doesn't like one piece in particular.

August 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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