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Lanier Village Estates kitchen staff creates gingerbread village

A group of mischievous and culinary creative elves, also known as the kitchen staff at Lanier Village Estates, is at it again.

December 24, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Sunday brunch options expanding in Gainesville

It's enjoyed by elderly couples after Sunday morning church services and by young socialites after a long night out. It comes in all shapes, sizes, tastes and smells, topped with gravy or whipped cream, often with a mimosa on the side.

December 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Life top stories


Jefferson girl reins in spot on UGA equestrian team

Kristy Barrett has received top billing on the Facebook welcome page for the University of Georgia equestrian team.

December 21, 2015 | LeAnne Akin | Life top stories


Teen uses party to help less fortunate families at Christmas

Bailee O'Brien always has trouble deciding what to do on her birthday.

December 20, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


C.W. Davis middle schoolers travel back to World War II

During World War II, American troops crossed oceans. But on Dec. 11, some Gainesville students crossed time to experience some of those darkest moments in modern history.

December 19, 2015 | Amy McDonald | Life top stories


List of Christmas Eve services around town

The following is a list of some of the Christmas Eve services in Hall County:

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Area residents go all out with Christmas lights this season

Blue lights projected onto their decorated house makes the Whitey residence look like an underwater winter wonderland.

December 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Try 5 cookie recipes this holiday season

Flour, butter, eggs, sugar. Put them all together and you get magic.

December 15, 2015 | By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life top stories


What local kids want from Santa

During Christmas on Green Street, boys and girls of all ages were given the chance at The Times' building to write or drop off a letter to Santa Claus, letting the jolly ol' elf know if they have been naughty or nice this year along with their Christmas wish list.

December 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Gainesville native pens memoir about being a firefighter

Tony Baker stowed his firefighting gear safely in his locker, hoping to store away his day as a rookie with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. When he couldn't quiet his thoughts, the then-28-year-old Gainesville native pulled out a simple black-and-white composition book and searched for a quiet place to be alone.

December 13, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


10 tips from local designer to spruce up your home for holidays

With Christmas fast approaching, decorating your home for the season might be the last thing on your mind.

December 10, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Homemade soups fill stomachs, souls at St. Paul UMC

Simple or complex. Short trips to the nearest grocery store or flights to Idaho for the finest elk.

December 08, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Seven Gainesville teens reach Eagle Scout status

Charlie Adams had nine days to accomplish a goal he had been working for most of his life to achieve.

December 07, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Life top stories


Want to buy an historic gold mine in Lumpkin County?

America's political and gold mining pasts collide on a nearly 500-acre tract in Lumpkin County.

December 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


First Presbyterian Church's music director to retire

Since he began walking, Mike Henry's life has been enveloped by music.

December 07, 2015 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


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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


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 ...

June 09, 2017 | | Life top stories


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