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A few trends to try in your garden this spring

Gardens can be as unique as the plants populating them. With spring's arrival, it's time to start thinking about what to plant, including recent trends.

March 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Savoring the Square lets tourists taste several Dahlonega restaurant dishes

Jan Pierce lived in Dahlonega for a year when she decided to taste the appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks of several restaurants on the square in one sitting through the Savoring the Square walking culinary tour.

March 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


It is 'not a coincidence' two women get new dogs close to National Puppy Day

When a 2-month-old boxer-border collie mix puppy came into the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, she stole Lizzy Higgins' heart.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 19, 2017 | | Life top stories


CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children

Decades ago, Margaret Stewart's friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family - a husband and two now-grown children - and activities kept her busy.

March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Nothing Wasted thrift shop serves community through its donation-based ministry

One day a woman dropped off 10 pairs of brand-new women's dress pants at Nothing Wasted thrift store.

March 18, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Paddy's Irish Pub to mark St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare

The friendliest day of the year is March 17, said Kevin Mealor, kitchen manager at Shenanigan's Irish Restaurant and Pub in Dahlonega.

March 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories




Local experts offer healthier eating habits

EDITOR'S NOTE: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner visited Gainesville in April 2016 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 sixth power approach, "80 Percent," says the world's longest-living people stop eating when their stomachs feel about 80 percent full.

March 12, 2017 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER For The Times | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

March 10, 2017 | | Life top stories


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 09, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Prince of Peace Catholic Church continues tradition of Lenten fish fry

With 400 pounds of catfish and nearly 200 pounds of tilapia, Prince of Peace Catholic Church's fish fry is a popular place on Friday evenings during Lent.

March 08, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


American Cancer Society connects patients with hotels to stay at free of charge

When facing cancer, patients have to balance planning their medical care with managing their everyday lives.

March 06, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


UNG Gainesville graduate a semifinalist for the Fulbright award

Faith Brown likes to talk. So communications seemed like the natural fit for the Oakwood native to study as her major at the University of North Georgia Gainesville.

March 05, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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Couple creates 68-foot-long mural in midtown Gainesville

Allyson and Jason Everett were dreaming big when they created a 68-foot-long mural on the side of Gainesville Paint in midtown.

April 24, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Gainesville man survives heart attack thanks to Good Samaritan, paramedics and doctors

Donald Brewer doesn't remember anything that happened on Feb. 5, 2016, except for one thing.

April 23, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


First Baptist Church to launch new program to inspire children to play

Ginny Stump remembers spending hours and hours of her childhood playing sports with her siblings and friends.

April 22, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Flowery Branch floral business gets flowers directly from local gardeners

When Southern Grace Enterprises owners Tracy Youngblood-McDaniel and Merilynn Woodfin need more fresh flowers for their shop, they make a quick phone call and have ...

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Kids learn the art of cooking and healthy eating through Kroger's Chef Junior program

Collins Pruitt has big dreams for her future.

April 19, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Battling Lyme disease tests Dahlonega resident's resolve

Sometimes Kaylee Senger spends days, if not weeks, in bed sick.

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


More churches offer live streaming services

4-year-old Kaydence McQueen is dancing around in her pajamas. It's Sunday morning, and she's attending church from her living room with her mother ...

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

April 16, 2017 | | Life top stories


Experts offer cleaning tips for a sparkling home this season

While real rabbits are springing up outside this season, it's the dust bunnies in your home you may want to locate.

April 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Seder brings food, family together during Passover

Chaya Mentz is hosting her first Seder this Passover.

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


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