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'Funtology' turns into a success at Boys & Girls Clubs

For most little girls, a baby doll is their first toy. Then as they get older, a Barbie may enter the picture, allowing the little girls to brush her hair and dress her in different outfits.

August 17, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Gainesville man finds purpose traveling the globe

Like many high school graduates, Reed Partrick did not know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. The 2012 North Hall High School graduate knew he wanted to go to college eventually, but "wasn't sure what I wanted to study."

August 16, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

New minister takes reins in Dawson County teen program

August 15, 2015 | | Life top stories

Murrayville man grows cucumbers and turns them into pickles

It's never too late to pick up a new hobby, and Mike Nosach is a prime example.

August 12, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories

Project Appleseed teaches rifle history and marksmanship skills

Two weeks before Christmas in 2006, Wade Cummings returned to his Flowery Branch house to discover it had been burglarized.

August 11, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories

Vets learn artistic skills at Helen Arts & Heritage Center

In an open room filled with framed paintings, clay sculptures and other scattered art projects, chatter from bass and baritone voices rises and falls with casual conversation.

August 09, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS | Life top stories

Summer revival helps churches ‘refresh’ congregations

Summertime in the South is revival season, and churches across North Georgia have invited congregations out to experience it.

August 08, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Life top stories

Odd-looking fruits and veggies cause customers to look twice

Sherri Gerrin, from Liberty Farms in Clarkesville, is no stranger to uncommon-looking produce.

August 05, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Students’ attire can meet dress code, still be trendy

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 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

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Cafe at St. Paul United Methodist Church brings community together

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Gainesville is hiding the best kept secret in town.

October 10, 2015 | | Life top stories

Learning is in the air as second-graders visit Gardens on Green in Gainesville

Screams of delight and wonder echoed through the trees, signaling another second-grader had found an earthworm in the compost heap.

October 09, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Sautee couple wins shrimp and grits cooking contest

Two hours is all the time Suzy and Clark Neal had.

October 07, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories

Hardman Farm full of history

Cindy Randolph leaned forward conspiratorially from her chair on her back porch with a twinkle in her eye and a quick smile.

October 04, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories

Egyptian fruit bats inhabit new home at zoo

Boy Scout Grant Randolph was nearing the cusp of earning his Eagle Scout ranking. All he needed was a worthwhile project to perform for a ...

September 29, 2015 | BY KAYLA CANADA | Life top stories

Two Gainesville women learn to row on Lake Lanier

Learning how to row is like riding a bicycle. It isn't always easy and you may fall over once or twice, but that's ...

September 27, 2015 | HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories

DIVINE conference delivers message of empowering women

As women of all shapes, sizes and ages shuffled inside the sanctuary and waited for the program to begin at Free Chapel in Gainesville, two ...

September 26, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Life top stories


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