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Cartoonist finds inspiration from people all around him

Chuck Stoudt sits at a table inside a Chick-fil-A as people in the drive-thru look in at him.

November 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Gainesville man keeps active lifestyle after celebrating 90th birthday

On Monday, Devon Reeves woke up, jogged his usual 3 miles and headed to work, where he celebrated a milestone. The Gainesville man turned 90 on Halloween.

November 06, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

First Baptist associate pastor moves to minister at Brooklyn church

Liz Coates is learning not to trust her first instincts.

November 06, 2016 | BY EMILY WILLIAMS | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

November 06, 2016 | | Life top stories

Professional organizers offer tips on unpacking your holiday decorations

With the holidays around the corner, figuring out where your favorite Christmas decorations are could be a challenge, especially if you heaped them into unmarked boxes and stuffed them in the basement after last year.

November 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Murray: Perfect wine pairings for a delectable Thanksgiving

OK, we've gone from goblins to gobblin' ... as in gobblin' Thanksgiving turkey.

November 02, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories

Gainesville man wins 'Back to the Future Part II' self-lacing Nike shoes

Of the more than 50 pairs of shoes in his collection, Harry Do can say only one pair is from "the future."

October 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories

Retired stallion reinvigorates woman's riding spirit

Millie Corder got her first horse in the fifth grade.

October 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

New ministry at Lakewood Baptist aims to help children through foster care and adoption

Tanna and Timothy Roush have grown their family by adopting three children from China in the past three years.

October 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Cleveland chain saw sculptor immortalizes beloved Gainesville attorney with wooden statue

Small chips of wood flew through the air as the buzz of a chain saw could be heard on a cool fall morning in Cumming.

October 27, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Tailgate recipes to cheer about no matter the score of the game

When it comes to food this football season, whether you're tailgating, watching the game at home or out with friends, finger foods are the clear winners.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn and Janet Patton | Life top stories

Trunk tricks transform your car into Halloween fun

From pirates to pumpkins to princesses and puppies, trunk-or-treat is a fun way to show off your creativity and celebrate Halloween.

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Yoga helps men, women shed stress from their bodies

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. This series is dedicated to those approaches and how they can be implemented in Hall County. The fifth power approach, "Downshift," states stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. The world's longest-living people have routines to shed that stress.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

October 23, 2016 | | Life top stories

Mountain View Baptist Church expands to serve larger congregation

After more than 100 years, Mountain View Baptist Church is expanding.

October 21, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

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Retired nurse Veola Thomas lives to serve others in church

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

December 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Flowery Branch shop features variety of antique ornaments

Ornaments of all shapes, sizes and time periods hang from branches of a white plastic Christmas tree in the window at Sample Pleasures antique shop ...

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

Wine pioneers from around the world share stories with Randall Murray

The world of wine is crammed with stories. Stories of great creativity, strong personalities and the collision of consumer tastes and marketing - all those aspects ...

December 07, 2016 | Randall Murray | Life top stories

Drop off Christmas wish list to Santa at The Times

Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Life top stories

Live Nativity scenes at Corinth Baptist Church, Hope Crossings Church and Lanier Islands

Among the donkeys, sheep, goats and other animals, a Christmas tradition is born.

December 05, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Special-needs children can play with toys designed for them at Murrayville library

New toys for Christmas can be a financial burden for any family. But for parents of special-needs children, finding toys to fit their child's ...

December 04, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories

Gainesville mother pens second collegiate children's book titled "Roll Tide Roll!"

Becoming a pack of elephants in a family friend's book is something the Ligons will likely never forget.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Life top stories

Family-owned Danny's Donuts becoming a popular morning eatery

Andy Nuon spent two years doing research to bring Gainesville something he found it was missing - a homemade donut shop.

November 29, 2016 | Emily Williams | Life top stories

How to navigate the ins and outs of shopping on

Etsy can be a wonderful service or a nightmare.

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories

Pets of the Week

November 27, 2016 | | Life top stories

Gainesville native studies marine ecology in Caribbean

Haley Haynes is a typical college student. She wakes up in time for her 8:30 a.m. classes, geared toward her ecology major.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories

Holiday concert marks 20 years of performing

With the first note rung each year by the Gainesville First United Methodist Church handbell choir during the Christmas is One Language concert, Enrique Montiel ...

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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