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Party to raise funds for Action Ministries

Music, ministry and making a difference are common themes within the religious community in Gainesville.

August 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for the preferred plants of the insects and birds.

July 31, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch man to show off cooking skills on reality TV show

When Ryan McKay first met his wife, Brandy, she was the adventurous eater and he barely ventured outside of his comfort zone.

July 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


Thumbs Up Mission hosts first retreat for families dealing with cancer

"Cancer is kind of like a hurricane," Miles Coker said.

July 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had to get to the candy store."

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Geocachers unearth hidden treasures across county

A treasure hunt doesn't require a voyage to a deserted island or foreign country. People all across the state can partake in a search for hidden treasures through the new trend of geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.

July 21, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hair colors trend toward pop of pastel

From highlights to full color, pinks, purples, blues and other rainbow hues are finding their way onto the heads of celebrities, youth and adults alike this summer. These fantasy shades are a 2015 trend.

July 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman, Vietnamese boys forge a family tree

For Doris Herrin, introducing herself to the new neighbors was just the "Christian" thing to do. However, when she met the Vietnamese family who moved across the street 27 years ago, one little boy changed her life forever.

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Young Mormons trek back in time to pioneer days

Clad in replica pioneer clothing and armed with a 5-gallon bucket of essentials, 245 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the Northeast Georgia landscape for one purpose: to re-enact the Pioneer Trek of their ancestors from the 1800s.

July 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories




Fruits and vegetables play role in honey taste

Being the queen bee is a pretty sweet job.

July 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


East Hall teenager conquers bone cancer

As a cross-country runner, Justin Berry is no stranger to leg injuries. But what the 14-year-old thought was a torn calf muscle in August 2014 turned out to be much more than a common running injury and changed his life forever.

July 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville residents tackle river on annual paddle trip

As a child, Joe Kidd's grandfather took him and his siblings out on the Chattahoochee River in a flat-bottomed boat his father made.

July 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville church repays Kentucky community

After a painful car accident impacted her family five years ago, one small low-income Kentucky town showed a Gainesville teen its ability to share its love and gave her a passion to help them in return.

July 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Cresswind at Lake Lanier residents take dream tour through South America

Clint Owens didn't realize it at the time, but the older folks he was traveling with were an adventurous crew.

February 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


Traveling abroad with active-adult community

When my mother first asked me to help her with a trip of her neighborhood residents from Cresswind at Lake Lanier to South America, I ...

February 14, 2016 | BY CLINT OWENS For The Times | Life top stories


Irishman, author, theologian to challenge beliefs in two-day series

For author and theologian Peter Rollins, the current institution of church is similar to a sports bar.

February 12, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Walk through the maze of orchids at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Every year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden strives to showcase the beauty of orchids in unexpected ways.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Downtown restaurants supply romantic meal for two

You've secured a date for Valentine's Day, but you have nowhere to go for dinner.

February 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

February 07, 2016 | | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club leader ushers new era

Decades of dedication and hard work have prepared Rose Johnson for this one role. And she's had some big shoes to fill - Faye Bush ...

February 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


New Catholic radio station up and running in Gainesville

When Carol Bush first contacted Mark Peffer about starting a Catholic radio station in Gainesville, she was thinking about herself.

February 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Nonprofit rewards vet with new home

February 04, 2016 | Zac Taylor Times regional staff | Life top stories


Bats come home to roost at Elachee Nature Science Center

Shrouded in myth and legend as well as associated with vampires and dark superheroes, bats have come to symbolize all that humans fear. But their ...

February 04, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

January 31, 2016 | | Life top stories


Jefferson native rides mountain bike from Canada to Mexico

While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Life top stories


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