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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


Hall County woman volunteers with March of Dimes after youngest daughter's premature birth

Melissa Payne is celebrating Mother's Day with her two daughters this year by having "mommy and me" portraits taken Saturday and enjoying a special lunch cooked by her husband Sunday.

May 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Waycross native overcame eyesight issues in path to role at Murrayville church

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

May 13, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Three area experts offer tips to grow perfect tomatoes this season

When it comes to successfully growing tomatoes, it's all about the dirt.

May 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms to drop off goods at 7 locations

The Roberts Family Blueberry Farm is not the only farm in town getting into the delivery business.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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Articles by Section - Life top stories


Flowery Branch senior is 3rd in a family line of drum majors at the school

August 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Redemption for our failings only found by seeking God’s grace

I'm sure your heart and soul are still reeling from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, as mine are. Yes, the events that unfolded ...

August 18, 2017 | Scott Hearn shearn@gfumc.com | Life top stories


Clermont church restoring its antique stained-glass windows

Sally Usher admittedly has a special place in her heart for the giant-sized, multicolor stained-glass windows at the historic chapel on the campus of Concord ...

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 20

August 17, 2017 | | Life top stories


Crevolyn Wiley: Back to school creates exciting, hectic moments

I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids. I was the one who could hardly wait to get back to school ...

August 16, 2017 | Crevolyn Wiley | Life top stories


Shelter dogs get to run free thanks to volunteer and her Pooch Pontoon

Tail whipping the air, Ruben was raring to go as the Pooch Pontoon beached on the sandy shore of a little island on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Pets of the Week, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017 | | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Anchor children with deep roots of love, faith

Having kids is hard. Raising them is even tougher and even difficult at times. Raising children in the way they should go is demanding on ...

August 12, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin | Life top stories


Teen pianist Allie Heard debuts new album at Sunday concert

At 16, Allie Heard already has been playing the piano for nine years, and she's had four albums produced.

August 11, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


A chance find in antique shop draws out memories for Riverstreet band twins

On Feb. 6, 1983, the British band Badfinger was performing in Brassy's Night Club in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

August 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Life top stories


Minister's Message: Christ's way teaches us not to retaliate with angry, vulgar words

There are some true gems of wisdom hidden in the New Testament Epistles. Consider the portrait of Christ painted in 1 Peter 2:22-23: "Christ ...

August 05, 2017 | The Rev. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindspring.com | Life top stories


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