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‘We took care of our people’

The founders of the Men's Progressive Club proved that there was more than one way to get what you want, even in the segregated South.

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


96-year-old Flowery Branch resident recalls a road well traveled as a missionary

To say Flowery Branch resident Margaret Burks has an adventurous spirit would be an understatement.

February 19, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Perfect time for a quick snip

If you haven't done so already, now is the time to show your trees some love.

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


Community center’s swap, tasting an opportunity to dish about desserts

It's not everyday that you get the opportunity to taste-test a potential new favorite recipe, but that's just the opportunity that's being extended at the Mulberry Creek Community Center.

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


Gainesville train held up 100 years ago this Friday

Long before Hall County became known as the "Poultry Capital of the World," it was known for much more sinister reasons.

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


‘Love is ...’ Cooties, candy corn and making others happy

Valentine's Day, the holiday of love, has arrived, and cupid is not sparing young hearts in Gainesville.

February 14, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Hall County duo making sure the area’s rich black history isn’t soon forgotten

It's easy to tell that Ella Smith and Linda R. Hutchens have a lot of history.

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


For many, gospel music 'allowed us to breathe'

Like the steady click of a metronome, music has always played an important background role in black history.

February 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Look for a honeysuckle spring

Not surprisingly, spring color trends are taking a note from flowering gardens this year.

February 11, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Make a Valentine’s meal sure to please

At the same time, every year, an amorous cherub - better known as Cupid - takes to the skies and showers everyone below with love-tipped arrows.

February 09, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dawsonville gets a front seat on the fast track to fame with Larry the Cable Guy

What do Larry the Cable Guy and Dawsonville have in common? Both are experiencing celebrity tonight, though Larry is rather used to it by now.

February 08, 2011 | Tasha Biggers | Life top stories


North Hall students emulate famous people and put history on display

Parents and teachers at North Hall Middle School recently got the chance to see a five-star general, two world-class athletes and even George Harrison of The Beatles make an appearance.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Boy Scout Troop 15 has been helping boys become men for nearly 75 years

Trustworthy, hard-working and helpful are traits that troop leaders try to instill into their Boy Scouts.

February 06, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Snazzy resumes, videos can help in job search

It is not easy finding a job in this economy, but with a little creativity, job-seekers can find their resume at the top of employers' lists.

February 06, 2011 | By Jennifer Jackson Whitley For The Times | Life top stories


Shielded by faith

Sharing the gospel is the mission for most Christians, but doing it in a war-torn country is taking that duty quite a bit further. That is what a group of Truett-McConnell College students did over the Thanksgiving holiday.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Life top stories


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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


Master gardener grows a tapestry of roses, literally

Lynn Kempler dreamed of roses.

September 04, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Judge, competitive cook Scot Howard serves up barbecue secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


Barbecue judge dishes up secrets

Scot Howard doesn't just love barbecue. The Jefferson resident practically lives it.

In the past year, the U.S. Postal Service worker has started a website ranking various barbecue restaurants across the South and earned his official barbecue judging certificate. He started judging and competing professionally and selling his homemade goods to a growing clientele of barbecue lovers.

September 03, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Life top stories


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