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Jewish Festival of Lights falls on American holiday

This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.

November 27, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Weird landscape lures travelers to Georgia

Traveling to Mars is unnecessary for an out-of-this-world experience. Just drive south to Arabia Mountain like I did.

November 26, 2013 | Alison Marchman | Life top stories


Lakeview Academy wins One Act competition

For the first time in the school's 43-year history, Lakeview Academy claimed a state championship title for a one-act play.

November 25, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Winder girl focuses on blossoming TV career

When Wendy Dickey finally decided to pull her daughter Paisley out of pageants, both were devastated.

November 24, 2013 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Gainesville woman deals with diagnosis

Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.

November 24, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Religious leaders see the glorious workings of God

Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.

November 23, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Area beekeepers win state, international honey awards

Despite the hardships posed by colony collapse disorder, many Northeast Georgia beekeepers are thriving.

November 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Honeybees suffer massive losses

When local beekeeper Bob Bradbury surveyed his beehives last March in preparation for spring, he found a big surprise. About 80 percent of his hives were empty.

November 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Buying a budget-friendly feast for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, many consumers are awaiting the Black Friday deals. But for those living on a tight budget, finding bargains on food for the feast is more important. Therefore, The Times asked a couple of North Georgia experts, consulted online websites and went shopping to compile a Thanksgiving meal for four people for $60 or less.

November 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Help provide Thanksgiving food for others

If you are spending Thanksgiving at a friend or family member's home this year or have a little extra time and money, then a couple of North Georgia charities have an idea for you.

November 20, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


New sport of Pickleball appeals to North Georgians

A new sport is sweeping across senior communities and public gyms in North Georgia. The game pickleball, akin to tennis and badminton, frequently attracts seniors because of its smaller courts and greater accessibility.

November 19, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition

Upon first impression, Brianna Ray is a typical American teenager.

November 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Operation collects and delivers gifts to foreign children

Supplying needy children across the globe with Christmas gifts is an admirable goal, but Gainesville resident Jim Lee wants to offer foreign kids more than tangible items. He wants to offer them the gift of Christian faith.

November 18, 2013 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Landscaper loves the view from outside

Whenever Mark Fockele visits a new building his eyes are immediately drawn to the nearest window. It's a subconscious habit he's developed over the past 20 years.

November 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Celebrity stylist recounts his life lessons

There are hair stylists, and there are artists.

November 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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Minister's Message: Redemption for our failings only found by seeking God’s grace

I'm sure your heart and soul are still reeling from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, as mine are. Yes, the events that unfolded ...

August 18, 2017 | Scott Hearn shearn@gfumc.com | Life top stories


Clermont church restoring its antique stained-glass windows

Sally Usher admittedly has a special place in her heart for the giant-sized, multicolor stained-glass windows at the historic chapel on the campus of Concord ...

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 20

August 17, 2017 | | Life top stories


Crevolyn Wiley: Back to school creates exciting, hectic moments

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids. I was the one who could hardly wait to get back to school ...

August 16, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Shelter dogs get to run free thanks to volunteer and her Pooch Pontoon

Tail whipping the air, Ruben was raring to go as the Pooch Pontoon beached on the sandy shore of a little island on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017 | | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Anchor children with deep roots of love, faith

Having kids is hard. Raising them is even tougher and even difficult at times. Raising children in the way they should go is demanding on ...

August 12, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin | Life top stories


Teen pianist Allie Heard debuts new album at Sunday concert

At 16, Allie Heard already has been playing the piano for nine years, and she's had four albums produced.

August 11, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


A chance find in antique shop draws out memories for Riverstreet band twins

On Feb. 6, 1983, the British band Badfinger was performing in Brassy's Night Club in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

August 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Christ's way teaches us not to retaliate with angry, vulgar words

There are some true gems of wisdom hidden in the New Testament Epistles. Consider the portrait of Christ painted in 1 Peter 2:22-23: "Christ ...

August 05, 2017 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Life top stories


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