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First Baptist Church plans to establish refugee ministry

Hundreds of thousands of people are packing their families in the night, leaving behind prized possessions and beloved homes with the hope of finding safety.

April 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Elachee to teach classes about nature for next 11 weeks

What do an astronomer, a naturalist, a botanist, a beekeeper and Master Gardener have in common? All have volunteered to participate in the spring semester of the Georgia Master Naturalist Program series at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville.

April 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Spring into the new season at the Hall County Master Gardeners expo

As winter ends and spring blooms, the time to spruce up the yard and plant a garden has arrived.

March 31, 2016 | BY AMY McDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Top 8 best boxed macaroni and cheese choices

I believe boxed macaroni and cheese tastes best in a mindless state, when thinking is kept to a minimum and familiarity sounds more enticing than excitement.

March 30, 2016 | By Nick Kindelsperger Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Former UNG student to learn from master movie makeup artists

Makeup is more than just a way to cover facial blemishes and brighten up circles underneath the eyes for Abbey Black. For her, it's about creating art.

March 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


UNG professor survives cardiac arrest at softball game

Larry Morton was on second base when the sharp, metallic sound of a bat hitting a ball rang out. The 59-year-old man took off for third.

March 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 27, 2016 | | Life top stories


South Forsyth Middle School student wins state spelling bee

March 27, 2016 | Forsyth News | Life top stories


Where to find sunrise Easter services in Northeast Georgia

For many Christians, sunrise services are the closest experience they will get to being at the first Easter morning more than 2,000 years ago.

March 25, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Area churches to perform Stations of the Cross in 2 locations on Good Friday

It's a historic Christian tradition of commemorating the passion of Jesus Christ.

March 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


John's Bar-B-Que in Hoschton closes after 52 years

A dining institution along Ga. 53 at the Barrow-Jackson county line that has served barbecue, Brunswick stew, fried catfish and burgers to generations of families closed its doors Saturday.

March 22, 2016 | LeANNE AKIN lakin@clickthepaper.com | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 20, 2016 | | Life top stories


Camping alternatives available for your kids this spring break and summer

Camping alternatives for your kids

March 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


North Hall mother starts basketball camps for special-needs kids

Since Thanksgiving, 11-year-old Ryan Aldridge has been begging his mother to play basketball.

March 20, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Gainesville pie shop takes top prize in UGA competition

Amanda Wilbanks, owner of Gainesville's Southern Baked Pie Co., has won the grand prize in UGA's 2016 Flavor of Georgia Contest with her caramel pecan pie.

March 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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Gainesville woman starts gourmet cookie company in her kitchen

Kerri Prince, 35, has been cooking ever since she can remember. Her Italian family was "always in the kitchen," she said. So she naturally gravitated ...

August 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


West Hall grad's weight loss featured in national infomercial

Rachel Lauria was an aspiring dancer who moved to New York City to follow her dreams in 2012, but upon arrival in the big city ...

August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville couple visits Rio de Janeiro 11 days before Olympics

"Rio (de Janeiro) is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world," Rob Jaeger said.

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 21, 2016 | | Life top stories


Meet the minister: The Rev. Mike Dorough looks to the future of Riverbend Baptist Church

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

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville woman turns garden into personal sanctuary

Every morning around 7 o'clock, Mary Bogle makes her way down to her garden.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Expert: Kids lunches should have 5 food groups

Sometimes it takes a village just to get the kids out the door in the morning, much less wrangle the time it takes to prepare ...

August 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Gainesville dog to compete in dock-diving championship

At 3 years old, Mattie can run, jump and compete with the best of them.

August 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch woman motivates husband to live longer life

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

August 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

August 14, 2016 | | Life top stories


Christians use praise flags to worship the Lord

A small group of people gathered in the woods at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville, clutching multicolored flags in their hands.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Gainesville sisters build budding flower business

Friday's Flowers is an outlet for creativity for owners and sisters CJ Greene and Leigh Justice.

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Lanier Christian Church offers a boat ride, worship at Lake Lanier

Taking in the beauty of God's creations is easy to do while cruising the calm waters of Lake Lanier early on a peaceful Sunday.

July 15, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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