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40 acres of worship

In 1830, a group of 10 men donated $1 each for the purchase of 40 acres of land that would become Lumpkin Campground in Dawson County.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Reed | Life top stories


Despite the heat of summer, it will soon be time to plan the fall garden

If the thought of harvesting the last of your summer crops has you going through gardening withdrawal, there's no reason to fret.

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


Easy steps take fresh fruit from the carton to the freezer

Just because summer is dwindling away, that doesn't mean your enjoyment of its produce has to fade during the rest of the year.

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


Friendship Woman’s Club forms for the betterment of Hall County

A group of South Hall residents are women on a mission.

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


Space camp rockets teacher's enthusiasm for science

Janelle Wilson developed a love for outer space at a young age, so it's no surprise she was thrilled to attend a space academy program last month at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

July 25, 2011 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Life top stories


Their lucky number

At the Limestone Heritage Nursing Home in Gainesville, the number 103 has special significance.

July 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Old organ parts become an art installation at Cumming church

The heavens, earth and sea have come together in one large community art project at a local church.

July 23, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Life top stories


Seed spheres used to offset blight

Homemade "seed bombs" are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners.

July 22, 2011 | By Dean Fosdick Associated Press | Life top stories


Cumming pastry chef flexes culinary muscles in national competition

For chef Alex Hwang, competition is a piece of cake - literally.

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


Zedonk still popular at wildlife preserve as its 1st birthday approaches

Pippi Z. Donk is a heartbreaker and showstopper all rolled up into one.

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


Fashionable future

With local students heading back to class in less than a month, many families are officially in back-to-school shopping mode.

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


Gainesville doctor’s iPhone apps making waves with expectant moms

Scheduling conflicts or distance keeping your loved ones from sharing in all of the exciting moments of your prenatal appointments? No worries, there's an app for that.

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


Camp meetings a summertime tradition

In the early 1800s, the priorities of most settlers could be described with three F's: faith, farm and family.

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


Maximize your space with vertical gardening

Even if you have limited space, you shouldn't let that stop you from exercising your green thumb.

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


Gainesville resident raises her own goat herd for dairy; benefits are endless

They may be smaller in stature, but dairy goats are muscling in on cow territory.

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


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Protect your plants from cold winter temperatures

Winter planning and protection is important for ornamental plants.

March 06, 2015 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Herbs an idea choice for indoor gardens

An icy winter may dampen the mood, but there's no need for it to hinder a green thumb.

March 06, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Home cooks supply recipes straight out of Georgia

All across Georgia at any given time, you can find a grandma in the kitchen working on one of her family recipes, passed down from her momma and her momma's momma.

March 04, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories


Author pens historical fiction on ‘Doc’ Holliday

While many people expect a cross-country move to change the course of their lives, literally and figuratively, Victoria Wilcox never thought it would lead her to change one man's history.

March 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Echo Wellness Center offers traditional Chinese medicine

At first blush, it may sound a little nuts to willingly ask someone to place multiple needles in your skin, but proponents say the practice is useful for alleviating a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to depression.

March 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Hilda Bell sings with her golden-aged voice

At 91 years old, Hilda Bell knows how to do a little bit of everything.

March 01, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Westminster members break bread together

Getting to know other church members during a Sunday service can be difficult because of the number of people and small amount of time one has for conversation.

February 28, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Area children sprouting knowledge about gardening

During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 out of 12 enrolled children showed up at the Forsyth County Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

February 27, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Cooking with Crevolyn: Secret to good food is the spices

I'm sure you've heard the expression "variety is the spice of life."

February 25, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Red Shoe House repairs old soles

Providing North Georgia with an old-fangled service for more than 40 years, Eddie Tatum works long hours to repair shoes, purses, gloves and other leather products at the Red Shoe House.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence

Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

February 24, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


German influence in Northeast Georgia

On a walk down Edelweiss or Munich Strassen, you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with brightly painted Bavarian shops. Only, this charming German town is not actually in Germany. It's Helen, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | BY AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Gardeners learn to grow plants from seeds

Within every seed is life, but to get that life to sprout has some garden hobbyists on edge.

February 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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