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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


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


Freshen up the look of home with a new coat of paint

Color has the ability to liven up any area of a home, from bedrooms to shutters and every nook in between. However, a poorly done paint job can emphasize imperfections in the home rather than hide them.

July 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Reap the benefits of a healthy breakfast

Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day.

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buford man powers through water in superboat

A maiden voyage on Lake Lanier followed by a breakdown usually would equal a bad day for most boaters. But for North Carolina native Dee Early, it led to a life-changing opportunity.

July 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


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Students’ attire can meet dress code, still be trendy

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August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Psychotherapist relates to clients with personal struggles

Laurie Hyatt firmly believes people are never too old to learn something new or embark on a new adventure.

August 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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