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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


From student to entrepreneur

Brittany K. Earls has discovered that sometimes you have to make your own way out of what seems like no way.

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


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Clermont woman spends 60 years playing for the Lord

Barbara Glover lifts the hymnal and runs her finger down the index.

October 25, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Wileys continue a family farming tradition dating to the Civil War

Yvonne Wiley recalls the dramatic moment with a sharpness that shows she's told the tale a time or two.

October 24, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Tourists hunt the ghostly haunts of Dahlonega

Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.

October 21, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Homeless man turns life around, runs Good News at Noon shelter

October 19, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Six tasks top your honey-do list for the fall

Change is in the air.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Pastry chefs craft doughnut delicacies

Charles Barrett had our attention when he said the magic word: doughnut.

October 15, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Family Haven marks 25 years of operation in South Forsyth

ALPHARETTA - Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

October 14, 2014 | By KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


NASCAR champion consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 14, 2014 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


Trail safety tips to follow

Plan for temperature

October 12, 2014 | | Life top stories


Outdoor experts unearth the beauty of the mountains

Fall leads to football tailgating, weekend barbecues, boots and festivals. But the greatest change is the color as it sweeps across the North Georgia Mountains. And it is one development best seen up close.

October 12, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Life top stories


Women reaffirm their faith through religious discussion

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, three women of different faiths found themselves wondering what to teach their children about the tragedy.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Eyes of the Father: Worshipping God in church renews spirit

As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.

September 28, 2014 | Parrish Myers | Life top stories


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