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50 Brenau students filmed in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

This past weekend, members of Brenau University's cheer and dance teams shared the silver screen with actors Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund, sort of.

November 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gift guide for shopping local

Gift-giving is a joy, but shopping for the gift can be a less than pleasant experience, particularly in the already busy holiday season.

November 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories

Flowery Branch family is thankful for daughter's victory over brain cancer

Wes and Jennifer Williams have something extra to be thankful for this year. Their daughter Madison will celebrate her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

November 20, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

November 20, 2016 | | Life top stories

Phoenix Community offers alternative way to serve others

Every Sunday morning, Little Italy transforms from a pizza restaurant to a place of worship.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

The Bradford apartments have award-worthy appeal

Earlier this year, The Bradford apartments were transformed inside and out.

November 17, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Lula woman to raise and show a herd of Nigeria dwarf goats

Jennifer Carlyle is expecting new additions to her family in spring 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories

Gainesville man making a difference by teaching children in Samoa

Growing up, William "Zack" Agerton heard wonderful stories from his family members about traveling and working all over the world.

November 13, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

November 13, 2016 | | Life top stories

Missions Market offers unique gifts from around the world

Those looking for unique Christmas gifts can jumpstart their holiday shopping Sunday while supporting mission work around the world.

November 12, 2016 | EMILY WILLIAMS | Life top stories

Area residents can support kids in need through Operation Christmas Child

Residents can spread holiday cheer to a child in need by mailing an Operation Christmas Child shoebox this year.

November 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories

Plant City Bonsai hits its 30th anniversary in business

Some 30 years ago, Steve Cratty followed his dream and turned his hobby into a business.

November 10, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Family-owned farm makes homegrown, homemade jams

"Want sum? Need sum? Get you sum!"

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Cartoonist finds inspiration from people all around him

Chuck Stoudt sits at a table inside a Chick-fil-A as people in the drive-thru look in at him.

November 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gainesville man keeps active lifestyle after celebrating 90th birthday

On Monday, Devon Reeves woke up, jogged his usual 3 miles and headed to work, where he celebrated a milestone. The Gainesville man turned 90 on Halloween.

November 06, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

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New minister at St. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church finds a nontraditional path to service

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

A few trends to try in your garden this spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including ...

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square ...

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories

CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband ...

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 to share his nine "Blue Zone Power Approaches" to living a longer ...

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


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