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Hall's flora and fauna shine on a sunny day at the Biennial Garden Walk

The Hall County Master Gardeners' biennial Garden Walk includes five residential gardens with three in Gainesville and two in Flowery Branch. The Gardens on Green in downtown Gainesville was the only public garden. Each garden featured something unique, but participants along the walk glad to view the sunny and shaded views of them all.

June 09, 2017 | | Life top stories


Gainesville girl blessed with remodeled room, handicap-accessible van

Zyah Goss-Pittman isn't your average kid.

June 06, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


Journey Church becomes official owner of its land and building

More than seven years ago, Lanier Hills Church lead pastor Randall Popham noticed some of his flock were traversing Hall County to attend the church off Duckett Mill Road in Gainesville.

June 03, 2017 | BY JENNIFER LINN and J.K. DEVINE life@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

June 01, 2017 | | Life top stories


If it is too hot to bake in the kitchen, then fire up the grill

It's dinnertime in the heat of the summer. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.

May 30, 2017 | By Denise Neil Tribune News Service | Life top stories


World War II-era plane finds a home at Camp Toccoa

When paratroopers dropped into Normandy on D-Day, the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was among the troops who jumped from a plane and landed behind enemy lines.

May 30, 2017 | BY Jennifer Linn life@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


World War II veteran and Murrayville man visits memorials in US capital on Honor Flight

Gary Gambrell stood silently and respectfully as he watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Churches prepare for upcoming vacation Bible school

Barbecues, baseball and beach visits are staple of the summer season. Area churches are no different.

May 27, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


Hall County garden walk aims to inspire June 3

From a koi pond to a double waterfall, flower beds to a potting shed and a portable greenhouse to fruit plants - all can be found this year on the Hall County Master Gardeners' Garden Walk.

May 26, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Second-graders become authors and illustrators with hard-bound book

When second-grader Joan (pronounced John) Diaz walked into The Den at the media center at Fair Street International Academy last week, his face quickly lit up with a big smile.

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Brenau softball player gets back into the game after having a baby girl

Mackenzie Oliver Mullis' collegiate softball season came to an end Tuesday, but the next journey of her life is just underway.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 21, 2017 | | Life top stories


Kipper Tool garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables for employees

About six years ago, a third of an acre adjacent to Kipper Tool in Gainesville was just a piece of turf. But employee Randy Jeffers envisioned something more.

May 19, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


4 picnic packing safety guidelines to follow this summer

When it comes to staying safe during summer picnics, it's not just sunscreen and water wings that are needed. As the temperature rises, so should your awareness to food safety.

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Former teacher wins jury selection award with his movie 'The System'

Filmmaker Robert Keith Kelly said he felt intimidated when he attended the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in February, where his film "The System" was an award finalist.

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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Pets of the Week

June 25, 2017 | | Life top stories


Society in Tiger works to preserve indigo snake in North Ga. mountains

There's a den of snakes in Tiger, and all the South should be happy about it.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Gainesville woman celebrates 70th birthday after medical battles

Every morning at 5 a.m., Harriett Lackey made her rounds as a unit secretary at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, putting labwork and other reports ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift store supports pantry for household items

As manager of the Nothing Wasted Pantry on McEver Road in Gainesville, Patti Dixon said she knows the bags of household supplies and toiletry items ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Riverside Military Academy cadets travel to China to study language and culture

While many high school students spend the summer earning extra money at part-time jobs, going on vacation and spending time with friends, two Riverside Military ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Gainesville girl to enhance her foreign language skills in China

For the past four years, Ivy Gerrell has made studying the Chinese language part of her high school and college coursework.

June 11, 2017 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Braselton resident off to research cheetahs in Africa

In three summers, Angela Harvey's passion for research and wildlife has given her the opportunity to study on three different continents.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


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